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Space science and the international traffic in arms regulations [electronic resource] : summary of a workshop / Margaret G. Finarelli, rapporteur, Joseph K. Alexander, rapporteur ; National Research Council of the National Academies.

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Subject: Space sciences > Congresses.
Astronautics > Technology transfer > Government policy > United States > Congresses.
Research > Law and legislation > Congresses.
Arms transfers > Law and legislation > Congresses.

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  • Physical Description: xi, 32 p.
  • Publisher: Washington, D.C. : National Academies Press, 2008.

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General Note: "The workshop was convened at the National Academies' Constitution Avenue Building in Washington, D.C., on September 12-13, 2007."--Pref.
Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references.
Summary: "ITAR, which controls defense trade, includes the U.S. Munitions List (USML) which specifies categories of defense articles and services covered by the regulations. In 1999, space satellites were added to the USML. In 2002 ITAR was amended to exclude U.S. universities from having to obtain ITAR licenses when performing fundamental research involving foreign countries and/or persons. Despite this provision, there remains considerable uncertainty among university researchers about whether the regulations apply to their research leading to a rather conservative interpretation of the regulations and the imposition of burdens that might not be necessary. To explore this concern, NASA asked the NRC to organize a workshop of all stakeholders on the implications of ITAR for space science. This book presents a summary of the workshop discussions including those on perspectives on recent developments and implementation of ITAR; overarching issues; problems arising from ITAR's implementation; and opportunities for near-term actions and improvements."--NAP web site.
Reproduction Note: Electronic reproduction. Palo Alto, Calif. : ebrary, 2011. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ebrary affiliated libraries.
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