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U.S. Commerce Department Releases Web Tool to Foster Export Law Compliance

November 20, 2014
By George I. Seffers

The U.S. Department of Commerce, Washington, D.C., today announced the consolidated screening list (CSL), a streamlined collection of nine different screening lists from the U.S. Departments of Commerce, State and the Treasury that contains names of individuals and companies with whom a U.S. company may not be allowed to do business due to U.S. export regulations, sanctions or other restrictions. The CSL is designed to make it easier for U.S. companies to comply with export laws.

The CSL is also now available through the Trade Developers Portal Application Programming Interface (API) in an open, machine-readable format. By making the CSL available as an API, developers and designers can create new tools, websites or mobile apps to access the list and display the results, supporting private sector innovation to help disseminate the information in ways most helpful to business users.

The U.S. agencies that maintain these lists have targeted the entities for various national security and foreign policy reasons, including illegally exporting arms, violating U.S. sanctions and trafficking narcotics. If a company or an individual appears on the CSL, U.S. firms must do further research into the individual or company in accordance with the administering agency’s rules before doing business with them.

 

New Mexico Electric Car Challenge to Rev STEM Students' Imaginations

November 20, 2014
By Sandra Jontz

Students from 27 middle schools across New Mexico—some who might aspire to be automotive engineers—will vie this Saturday for top honors in the New Mexico Electric Car Challenge held in Albuquerque.

Disposable Cyber Systems to Stay Ahead of Adversaries

November 19, 2014
By George I. Seffers

Northrop Grumman officials say they are developing a new kind of cyber system—a disposable system tailored for a single mission. The concept, they say, will make it more difficult for adversaries to penetrate or maneuver inside user networks.

McClure Named Chief Strategist for Veris Group

November 20, 2014

David McClure has joined Veris Group, Vienna, Virginia, as chief strategist.

Fitzgerald Appointed Executive Vice President of LGS Innovations

November 20, 2014

LGS Innovations, Herndon, Virginia, has appointed John Fitzgerald as executive vice president and chief financial officer.

Keenan Assigned to U.S. Army Nurse Corps

November 20, 2014

Maj. Gen. Jimmie O. Keenan, USA, has been assigned as deputy commanding general (operations); chief, U.S. Army Nurse Corps, U.S. Army Medical Command, Joint Base San Antonio, Texas.

Hoppa Assigned to U.S. Africa Command

November 20, 2014

Rear Adm. Robert V. Hoppa, USN, will be assigned as director, J-2, U.S. Africa Command, Stuttgart, Germany.

Dawkins Assigned to National Security Council

November 20, 2014

Brig. Gen. James C. Dawkins Jr., USAF, has been assigned as director, strategic capabilities policy, National Security Council, Executive Office of the President, Washington, D.C.

Davis Assigned to National Nuclear Security Administration

November 20, 2014

Brig. Gen. Stephen L. Davis, USAF, has been assigned as principal assistant deputy administrator for military application, Office of Defense Programs, National Nuclear Security Administration, Department of Energy, Washington, D.C.

Rockwell to Provide KC-10 Communication Kits

November 19, 2014

Rockwell Collins Inc., Cedar Rapids, Iowa, has been awarded a $15,687,657 firm-fixed-price modification (P00033) to previously awarded contract FA8106-11-C-0006 for KC-10 Communication Navigation Surveillance/Air Traffic Management kits. Contractor will provide funding for 12 kits and 15 installations. Work will be performed at Cedar Rapids, Iowa; Oklahoma City; and Atlanta, and it is expected to be complete by Dec. 22, 2015. Fiscal year 2015 aircraft procurement funds in the amount of $15,687,657 are being obligated at the time of award. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma, is the contracting activity.

 

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