Commerce report could limit fundamental research



A controversial recommendation by the U.S. Department of Commerce's Inspector General (IG) to tighten controls on “deemed“ exports used in the course of university research has prompted more than 300 comments. The comments to the Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, RIN 0694-AD29, “Revision and Clarification of Deemed Export Related Regulatory Requirements,” were posted to the department's Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) Web site ( on 11 August.