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Five Eyes Export Control Agreement
Export Compliance News

Five Eyes Export Control Agreement

A Five Eyes export control agreement seeks to enhance the security concerns of Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, and the United States by formally committing to coordinate export control enforcement efforts.  Matthew S. Axelrod, Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Export Enforcement, stated that this will result in detentions, public identification, and penalties for

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Pyroshock MIL-STD-810 Method 517
Product Testing News

Pyroshock MIL-STD-810 Method 517

Pyroshock MIL-STD-810 Method 517 is a test to evaluate equipment’s ability to withstand mechanical transients caused by the detonation of devices such as explosive bolts and Flexible Linear Shape Charges (FLSC).   Characteristics of Pyroshock Events Pyroshocks can produce excitation in a broad range of frequencies.  These typically range from 100 Hz to 1 MHz with

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DoD Addresses Foreign Influence
Export Compliance News

DoD is Addressing Foreign Influence in Academia

The Department of Defense (DoD) is addressing foreign influence in academia with the publication a foreign entities list that includes threats to U.S. national security.  This was announced in an address from Heidi Shyu, Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering (USD R&E).  By adding this requirement for screening of potential partners, the Pentagon

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Shock MIL-STD-810 Method 516
Product Testing News

Shock MIL-STD-810 Method 516

Shock MIL-STD-810 Method 516 is an environmental test that can be used to verify that equipment can withstand shocks encountered during transportation, service, and handling.  It can also be used to assess fragility levels for determination of stowage, packaging, or mounting requirements and is used to test the strength of devices such as fasteners to

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DOJ Stressed Export Compliance
Export Compliance News

DOJ Stressed Export Compliance Diligence

During a recent address at the Ethics and Compliance Initiative Impact Conference, Marshall Miller, the Principal Associate Deputy Attorney General at the Department of Justice (DOJ), stressed Export Compliance diligence in ensuring compliance with export regulations.  He further stated that as the agency continues enforcement efforts connected to United States national security investigations that they

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EAR Export Administration Regulations Requirements
Export Compliance News

EAR Export Compliance Program Requirements

Recent enforcement activities by the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) illustrate the importance of having a viable Export Administration Regulations (EAR) Export Compliance Program.  These events including a 300-million-dollar penalty imposed on Seagate Technology earlier this year, are as Assistant Secretary for Export Enforcement Matthew Axelrod described, “a clarion call” for businesses to comply

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Vibration MIL-STD-810 Method 514
Product Testing News

Vibration MIL-STD-810 Method 514

Vibration, MIL-STD-810 Method 514 evaluates equipment’s ability to withstand vibration exposures expected in a product’s life cycle.  These laboratory tests simulate environmental stresses that may be experienced during manufacture / maintenance, transportation, or operational life phases.  This testing can be used for for development, qualification, or reliability purposes.  This method is not applicable for Environmental

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BIS Restrictions on technologies to PRC
Export Compliance News

BIS Restrictions on Technologies to PRC

BIS restrictions on technologies to the PRC are being put in place to limit China’s ability to enhance its military capabilities, according to Thea D. Roxman Kendler in testimony to the Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee.  Roxman is the Assistant Secretary of Commerce at the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) in charge

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Open General License (OGL)
Export Compliance News

Open General License (OGL) Pilot Program

The Open General License (OGL) Pilot Program has been implemented by the Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC) to ease licensing requirements for reexport and retransfer of unclassified defense articles to pre-approved parties in the United Kingdom, Australia, and Canada.  The current program is in effect from August 2022 to July 31, 2026, pursuant to

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acceleration mil-std-810 method 511
Product Testing News

Acceleration MIL-STD-810 Method 513

Acceleration MIL-STD-810 Method 513 is a test method used to evaluate equipment’s ability to withstand steady state inertia loads and ensure that the test item does not create a hazard after being subjected to crash inertia loads.  This testing is intended primarily for equipment that will be installed on aircraft, helicopters, aerospace vehicles, aircraft stores,

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#stopransomeware guide update released
Cyber Security

#Stopransomware Guide Update Released 2023

The #Stopransomware Guide update was released in May 2023 jointly by the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and the Multi-State Information Sharing & Analysis Center (MS-ISAC). Information in this guide was developed by the Joint Ransomware Task Force (JRTF) which is overseen by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and CISA. to help organizations

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Immersion MIL-STD-8710 Method 512
Product Testing News

Immersion MIL-STD-810 Method 512

Immersion MIL-STD-810 Method 512 is used to evaluate the ingress protection capabilities of products against water intrusion.  This is normally used for military equipment where immersion in water is a probable event in that product’s life cycle, including logistical and tactical transport.  Performance of this testing does not necessarily preclude a requirement for Blowing Rain

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Export Administration Regulations UVL
Export Compliance News

Export Administration Regulations UVL § 744.15

The Export Administration Regulations UVL (Unverified List) controls the export, reexport or transfer (in country) of items to listed parties. Furthermore, parties on this list are not eligible for any license exemptions. Failure to comply with these regulations can result in civil and criminal penalties, imprisonment, and debarment from export activities. Conducting Export Activities to

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CGP Cloud Solutions
Cyber Security

CGP Cloud Solutions Guidance – Technical Data

The government of Canada has specific Controlled Goods Program (CGP) Cloud Solutions requirements for individuals or organizations that possess or transfer controlled goods and associated technical data.  Technical data includes drawings, blueprints, software, or technical documentation that could be used or adapted for military or space end use.  Cloud service providers that provide storage or

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Voluntary Self Disclosure (VSD)
Export Compliance News

Voluntary Self Disclosure (VSD) Guidelines

A Voluntary Self-Disclosure (VSD) is conducted when an organization recognizes that violations or suspected violations of export regulations of the United States have occurred.  The three major sets of U.S. Regulations are the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), the Export Administration Regulations (EAR), and the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC).   International Traffic in

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OFAC Non SDN Sanction
Export Compliance News

OFAC Non SDN Sanction List

The Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) Non SDN Sanction List is a reference tool that is published by the United States Department of Treasury to identify persons subject to specific types of sanctions.  This list includes non-blocking prohibitions of the export specific goods and services and prohibitions based on statutory exceptions for imports.  The

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