Office of Research

Export Control, Data Security and Dual Use Issues

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Friday, March 9, 2012

12-1pm at Gerberding 142

This presentation introduces export control regulations and the Fundamental Research Exclusion (FRE). We will also discuss how to identify restricted research based on a technology or equipment and foreign person participation requirements in the U.S. or abroad. Lastly the presentation discusses the proper process to implement security control measures of export-controlled and classified projects as outlined in a Technology Control Plan (TCP).

Presented by:

  • Garrett Steele
    Research Security Specialist, Office of Sponsored Programs

    Garrett Steele is the Research Security Specialist (RSS) for the Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) at the University of Washington. This role supports both the export compliance and the industrial security programs in the creation and development of management plans, campus tools and review of classified and sponsored projects in relation to regulatory requirements. Prior to joining OSP, Garrett worked for The Wencor Group (commercial and military aerospace companies) in establishing and leading the trade compliance department and the liaisons of each subsidiary company. His role at Wencor required a technical review and classification of over 10,000 commercial and military parts, software and technologies in accordance with the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) and International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR). Garrett also served as an Empowered Official for the Wencor Group and review and approved license applications for ITAR controlled articles and technologies. Garrett received a Bachelor of Science degree in international Business from Utah Valley University.

  • Jim Poland
    Facility Security Officer, Office of Research

    James Poland, a Washington, D.C. native, began to dabble in computer and network security in 1988 while employed as a machinist at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center. A few years later, Mr. Poland found himself responsible for computing and network security for Goddard's Engineering Directorate. In 2000, Mr. Poland left Washington, D.C., and NASA for Seattle and the Defense Security Service, where he was responsible for assessing the computer and network security environments of classified computer systems used by Department of Defense contractors. Mr. Poland left the Defense Security Service in 2006 for the Facility Security Officer position with the University of Washington, where he is responsible for all aspects of its personnel, physical, and computing security program for protecting classified national security information. Mr. Poland received a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics from the University of Maryland.