Export Control:

Army Guidance on Cooperative Research and Development Agreement Compliance with Export Control Laws and Regulations

GAO-02-529R: Published: Apr 8, 2002. Publicly Released: Apr 8, 2002.

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This report reviews cooperative research and development agreements (CRADA) at the Army Research Laboratory and the Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases to determine whether the laboratories complied with export control laws. GAO found that the Army needs to clarify its guidance on technology transfers to ensure compliance with U.S. export control laws during the management review of potential CRADA under Army Regulation 70-57. However, the regulation does not require that laboratories consult with the Office of the United States Trade Representative when entering into a CRADA. A committee of legal and management officials from various Army commands is now revising Army Regulation 70-57.

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  • Review Pending-GAO has not yet assessed implementation status.
  • Open-Actions to satisfy the intent of the recommendation have not been taken or are being planned, or actions that partially satisfy the intent of the recommendation have been taken.
  • Closed-implemented-Actions that satisfy the intent of the recommendation have been taken.
  • Closed-not implemented-While the intent of the recommendation has not been satisfied, time or circumstances have rendered the recommendation invalid.
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    Recommendations for Executive Action

    Recommendation: There is need for the Army to clarify its guidance on technology transfers to ensure compliance with U.S. export control laws during the management review of potential cooperative research and development agreements (CRADA).

    Agency Affected: Department of Defense: Department of the Army

    Status: Closed - Implemented

    Comments: On February 26, 2004, a revised Army Regulation 70-57 was issued. The revised regulation included language implementing the report recommendation.

    Recommendation: Each Army laboratory needs to ensure that the results of such reviews are documented in the CRADA files.

    Agency Affected: Department of Defense: Department of the Army

    Status: Closed - Implemented

    Comments: On February 26, 2004, a revised Army Regulation 70-57 was issued. The revised regulation included language implementing the report recommendation.

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