The National Security Presidential Memorandum 33 (NSPM-33) is an increasingly discussed topic in academia. The National Science and Technology Council’s (NTSC) Implementation Guide highlights four requirements for research security programs:
- Foreign travel security
- Research security training
- Export control training.
The export control training requirement in the Implementation Guide is broad and not specific, only to say, “Agencies should require those research organizations conducting R&D that is subject to export control restrictions provide training to relevant personnel on requirements and processes for reviewing foreign sponsors, collaborators, and partnerships, and for ensuring compliance with Federal export control requirements and restricted entities list.” The NTSC has stated that more details of the requirements are expected over the next several months.
CITI Program’s Export Compliance (EC) courses focus on EC as it relates to biosafety, operational departments, international shipping, purchasing, international and foreign waters, collaborations and U.S. sanctions programs, distance education, and technology. For NSPM-33 requirements, modules such as Introduction to Export Compliance, Export Compliance and Collaborations, and Export Compliance for Researchers address topics like:
- Threat awareness and identification
- Insider threat training
- Responsible and ethical conduct of research
- Incident reporting