What do the following have in common at KU?
- Export Compliance
- International Travel
- Money Transfers
- International Purchases
- International Visitors
- Research & International Collaboration
- Contract Compliance and Security
- Technology Transfer
- Visa Sponsorship
- International Shipping
Answer: The Office of Global Operations & Security (GO&S)
GO&S was created to better manage and reduce risk, and increase coordination and consistency in all areas related to KU’s international, export controls, and security operations. GO&S will identify pertinent issues and provide strategic planning, advice and assistance to decision-makers, faculty, and staff on international operations, security, and other high-risk activities.
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EAR Rules Expand Requirements for Exports to China, Russia & Venezuela
This message is to provide notice for all KU and KUMC faculty, staff, and students of a change of U.S. Government regulatory requirements when shipping or hand-carrying items to the People’s Republic of China, Russia and Venezuela. On April 28, 2020, the U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) published regulations that extend BIS’s oversight of the export, re-export and transfer (in-country) of commodities, software and technology (“items”) to or within the People’s Republic of China, Russia and Venezuela. Effective September 27, 2020, an Electronic Export Information (EEI) is required for all shipments to China, Russia and Venezuela if the item(s) meet the following requirements:
- The item(s) listed on the Commerce Control List (CCL) excluding EAR99 items.
- Value of the shipments is more than $2500 including EAR99 items.
- shipping or hand-carrying a hard drive to China, Russia, or Venezuela (listed on the CCL as ECCN 5A992) would require an EEI filing.
- shipping or hand-carrying a non-export controlled plasmid to China, Russia, or Venezuela (EAR99 item) would not require an EEI filing (unless the value exceeded $2500).
If required, Express shippers (FedEx, DHL, etc.) can file the EEI on your behalf. For hand-carrying items, contact Global Operations & Security (GOS) for guidance. If there are any questions, please contact GOS at email@example.com.
FBI CI Bulletin: China’s People’s Liberation Army (PLA) Continues to Abuse US Intellectual Freedom to Advance Its Military Capabilities
Recent criminal prosecutions clearly demonstrate that the PRC is exploiting visa programs to covertly send its military officials to the United States posing as visiting scholars or students to collect information. The FBI is urging US academic institutions to become aware of the threat and remain vigilant of foreign adversaries’ ulterior motive(s) while continuing to ensure an exchange of ideas in an open and transparent environment. Click here for full report
Surge in Remote Work Heightens Cybersecurity Risks
Hackers have wasted no time figuring out how to exploit the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic. Their latest target—employees working from home. With increased remote work, there is increased risk of employees accessing data through unsecured and unsafe Wi-Fi networks, falling prey to phishing and ransomware attacks, using personal devices to perform work, and not following security policies established by your organization. These risks can be dramatically reduced simply by increasing employee awareness. In addition to advice about washing our hands, employees need to be reminded about practicing good cyber hygiene as well.
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