Around Town …

  • Earlier this week the Obama Administration provided an update on export control reform efforts. The re-designed website is worth a visit.
  • The U.S. government is soliciting public comments on export control reform issues.
  • Over at the Export Law Blog, an interesting item about an Microsoft engineer caught in an export scheme.
  • The Treasury Department, Office of Foreign Assets Controls issued a notice blocking new property of certain persons contributing to the conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
  • Voice of America: WikiLeaks Following New Strategy in Document Release. Whatever strategy it is, folks should resist the urge to download and disseminate the documents.
  • This week the Obama Administration issued a Presidential Determination on the Sudan allowing assistance to be made available for the export of computers to the UN.
  • The Treasury Department issued new regulations related to provision of certain legal services to Foreign Terrorist Organizations (FTOs).
  • Seattle man charged with trying to export space techology to China, conspiracy to violate Arms Export Control Act (AECA).
  • State Department: US decision on supporting an Outer Space “code of conduct” coming soon.
  • Venezuelan strongman Hugo Chavez considers taking a stake in CiTGO.
  • This week the SpaceX corporation became the first commercial company in history to re-enter a spacecraft from low-Earth orbit.
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