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Stephen Nash <[log in to unmask]>
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Stephen Nash <[log in to unmask]>
Wed, 10 Dec 2014 15:46:02 -0500
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VSE Faculty,

In the past year we, along with many other institutions, have been 
subject to new and more stringent requirements for export compliance.  
The implementation of the new requirements has not always gone smoothly.

Aurali Dade in the Office of Research would like to create an advisory 
board to provide guidance in this area.  You can read her message below 
for more information.  Also, you can read her draft of the bylaws for 
this board (attached).

If you are interested in serving on this board, please contact Aurali 
Dade ([log in to unmask]) by January 5, 2015.

Stephen Nash

-------- Original Message --------
Subject: 	Export Compliance Advisory Board
Date: 	Wed, 10 Dec 2014 15:11:02 -0500
From: 	Aurali Dade <[log in to unmask]>
To: 	Kenneth Ball <[log in to unmask]>, "Stephen G. Nash" <[log in to unmask]>, 
Peggy Agouris <[log in to unmask]>, Evans Mandes <[log in to unmask]>
CC: 	Shannon P Macmichael <[log in to unmask]>, Claudio Cioffi 
<[log in to unmask]>

Dear Deans and Associate Deans,

   I believe you are all aware of the background on the export 
compliance program at Mason and the urgent need to implement a compliant 
program.  I appreciate the support you have provided for the program to 
this point.  I realize that you also have been receiving concerns and 
complaints from faculty impacted by the implementation of the program. I 
have also received a good amount of feedback during the past month and 
have decided to form an advisory board for the export compliance and 
sanctions program at Mason.

   The purpose of the board will be to provide guidance related to the 
_implementation_ of export compliance and sanctions policies and 
procedures, training, and communications at Mason.  The board will 
report to me as the empowered official for this program and will be 
supported by the content matter experts in my office.  This board will 
be constituted with faculty as well as administrative department heads 
responsible for implementation of this important program.  I have 
attached draft bylaws that describe the purpose of the board further 
(these bylaws will be edited and discussed by the board prior to 
approval -- this is simply a draft modeled after the faculty advisory 
board for policy development).

   I have discussed this board with several faculty members who conduct 
this type of research and they have expressed enthusiastic support for 
the formation of the board and interest in serving on it. I request that 
you forward this message broadly to the faculty in your college and ask 
that they contact me by _January 5, 2015_ if they are interested in 
serving on the board.  We anticipate that much of the work of the board 
will be conducted online with meetings scheduled when complex emerging 
issues must be discussed. This board is focused solely on the topics of 
export compliance and sanctions program implementation and therefore we 
anticipate that we will be quite active in the spring semester but that 
the workload will reduce significantly as the program continues to 
become established.

   I look forward to continued collaboration with you and the faculty in 
your colleges to support the research enterprise at Mason.

Kind regards,


Aurali Dade, PhD

Assistant Vice President for Research Integrity & Assurance

George Mason University

(703) 993-5381


Stephen G. Nash
Senior Associate Dean
Volgenau School of Engineering
George Mason University
Nguyen Engineering Building, Room 2500
Mailstop 5C8
Fairfax, VA 22030

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