Topics and case studies
BIS FAQs on Technology and Software – address publications, travel to specific countries, conference attendance, educational Instruction, research and scientific exchanges as they relate to export control
Click on the Export Compliance Dashboard, free tool from the Export Compliance Training Institute that provides a convenient one-stop shop to US government regulations. This Dashboard provides a single location for access to all critical export control regulations, compliance tools and templates, export licensing websites links, export compliance news, and other critical information and resources.
Case questions under BIS Supplement No 1 Part 734 (Page 15)
Education materials from the FBI
Case studies of note with consequences to universities (and faculty/employees) for export control violations
University of Massachusetts at Lowell (UML) and the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) agree to settle allegations of violations of the Export Administration Regulations (EAR).
Thomas Campbell Butler, MD, a professor at Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas reported to the FBI that thirty vials of a potentially deadly plague bacteria, Yersinia pestis (the causative agent of human plague), were missing and presumed stolen from his research lab – read more in BIS – Don’t let this happen to You! – Actual Investigation samples July 2014
US export control laws do cover equipment, but also components as well, as this case study describes: Maryland man indicted in plot to export industrial products and services to Iran.
May 2013 – New York University School of Medicine Scientists Accepted Bribes From China – researchers working on research sponsored by a grant from the National Institutes of Health were charged bribery conspiracy and falsification of records.
Department of Homeland Security / Immigration and Customs Enforcement Newsroom: “Chinese National Pleads Guilty to Conspiring to Violate Arms Export Control Act”
January 2015 – NOAA Employee Charged With Computer Breach Met Senior Chinese Official in Beijing – The Washington Free Beacon
Chinese Hackers Force Penn State to Unplug Engineering Computers – Bloomberg Business, May 15, 2015
Chinese professors among 6 charged with economic espionage – USA TODAY, May 19, 2015
FBI investigates China ties of Ohio State professor who resigned, disappeared – Business Insider, September 9, 2015
Some U.S. phones send text messages to China – Atlanta Journal Constitution