Export Control in DoD Research on Structural Materials.
AIR COMMAND AND STAFF COLL MAXWELL AFB AL
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This study examined the interpretation and implementation of export control laws and regulations and their effect on DOD research on structural materials. It was determined that the DOD program managers responsible for making withholding decisions lack a working knowledge of the laws and directives governing those decisions, leading to inconsistent implementation and overly restrictive controls. Also, control of technologies was found to be generic, with entire technologies rather than specific aspects being controlled. The primary impact of these issues was on basic research, universities in particular. The study recommended that guidelines consistent with the laws and directives be developed on consistently implemented. A proposed set of guidelines were developed in the study. In addition, specific rather than generic control of critical technologies was recommended.
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