In most cases the type of civic engagement or the topic of a scholarly work will not contain export controlled information or require an export license or documented license exception. Even so, here are a few areas that should be reviewed to ensure compliance with the export regulations when partaking in these activities.
See the Guidance & Procedures documents for how to review related activities (i.e. travel, purchase, conferences, visitors, collaborations).
Defense Service (§ 120.9)
The International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) controls training of foreign persons. While sections (1) and (2) below control training of items (defense articles and technical data) controlled under the ITAR (3) controls military training of foreign persons and is not limited to items controlled under the ITAR. Therefore, military training of foreign persons on information in the public domain would require an export license.
(a) Defense service means:
(1) The furnishing of assistance (including training) to foreign persons, whether
in the United States or abroad in the design, development, engineering, manufacture,
production, assembly, testing, repair, maintenance, modification, operation, demilitarization, destruction,
processing or use of defense articles;
(2) The furnishing to foreign persons of any technical data controlled under this subchapter (see § 120.10), whether in the United States or abroad; or
(3) Military training of foreign units and forces, regular and irregular, including formal or informal instruction of foreign persons in the United States or abroad or by correspondence courses, technical, educational, or information publications and media of all kinds, training aid, orientation, training exercise, and military advice.
Embargoed and Sanctioned Countries
Travel to and/or payments to individuals/entities in embargoed or sanctioned countries require careful review.
Depending upon the sanction program, restrictions may include: financial transactions, provision of services, shipment of particular items, travel, sharing of information that is not in the public domain. Learn more about embargoes and sanctions.
Restricted Party Screening
There are over fifty lists issued by U.S. governmental agencies that restrict transactions with specific individuals, groups and entities. A screening should always be conducted to make sure that you are not engaging with a restricted party. Learn more about restricted parties and screening procedures.