The following statement regarding export controls has been signed and issued by the NPS’s
Dean of Research as an indicator and authority for all employees, students, and contractors. It is
included in the informational booklet issued to all employees, students, and contractors (the term “booklet”
below refers specifically to this booklet) and is quoted or referenced in numerous other NPS export related
Naval Postgraduate School is firmly committed to adhering to all applicable U.S. export
controls. Export-control laws and regulations are lengthy, complex, and subject to change. Multiple government
agencies have different jurisdictions with corresponding rules and requirements regarding export controls.
Still, it is the responsibility of each employee, student, and contractor to know about, and abide by, U.S.
export control requirements.
You are not expected to become an expert on export controls and licensing, but you are
expected to be aware of their existence and to know when a work situation might have export control implications.
You are also expected to determine when you need guidance and assistance on an export control matter, and to
know where to get that help.
NPS is strengthening its implementation of U.S. export controls and its provision of
assistance to employees on export control issues. These efforts are managed by the NPS's Export Control Officer,
with assistance from an Export Control Working Group (ECWG). The Export Control Officer, staff, and ECWG members
are there to answer your export control questions. They will assist you in determining whether or not export
controls apply to your work activities, and in obtaining approvals and licenses that may be necessary.
The purpose of this booklet is to:
- To clarify NPS’s export control policy.
- To increase awareness about export control regulations, requirements, and procedures.
- To identify resources you can use to assure that your activities are in compliance with U.S. export
Please note, however, that this booklet is only an introductory document. It is not a
substitute for official export regulations or official NPS policies or procedures.
It also needs to be emphasized that the intent of strengthening export controls at NPS is
not to discourage or prohibit necessary interactions or exchanges. Rather, it is to enhance employee awareness
about export controls and to assist employees in making sure their activities comply with all applicable U.S.
export regulations and requirements.
Karl van Bibber
NPS Dean of Research