28 April 1998

Date: Tue, 28 Apr 1998 08:15:56 -0700 (PDT)
From: "Chris L. Kuszmaul" <fyodor@nas.nasa.gov>
To: gnu@toad.com, cypherpunks@toad.com
Subject: NASA 'educating' scientists to restrict free speech.

  Hi, my name is Chris Kuszmaul. I am a contractor at NASA
Ames research center. I feel it would be valuable for the general
scientific community to be aware of some upcoming classes 
designed to educate scientists here regarding what they may and
may not write on the internet, or any public forum.

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NASA has begun responding to recent new legislation and regulations
regarding the export of information or material with potential use as a
weapon of mass destruction or international business competitiveness
advantage. All personnel creating information, equipment or material
falling within this category are now responsible to control its transfer
according to regulations.  NASA has created an Export Control
Administrator at each Center responsible to implement a program which
provides for the review, classification and approval (or disapproval) of
the export of material or information which may be subject to

The Center has arranged for the outreach program offices of the U.S.
Customs and the Bureau of Export Administration (BXA), U.S. Department
of Commerce, to conduct a brief class on their Agency's regulatory
requirements in partial fulfilment of this required training. Everyone
is welcome to attend, but this is a mandatory briefing for researchers,
engineers and equipment developers. This session will deal with the
enforcement of the Export Administration Regulations (EAR), issues of
the Commerce Control List (CCL), and Export Classification Control
Number (ECCN). This particular session covers the regulatory requirement
for the authors of scientific, technical materials and software
developers. Anyone who generates and develops such materials, or sends
NASA commodities overseas must attend this session.  These specifically
include NRC, Ames Associates, grant recipients, students, IPA's,
contractors, civil service employees and all others who publish on
behalf of NASA. The EAR, CCL, ECCN are important in completing block III
of the Document Availability Authorization (DAA)(Form 1676).

Each session will be approximately 15-20 minutes.  A question and answer
session will follow after the talk.

The dates, time, and location are indicated below. Attendance at one
session is sufficient to fulfill the regulatory requirements.

                      Dates           Time

    May 7, 1998      10 am      Bldg. 213, Rm 261



  As the text above says, everybody is welcome to attend.


Date: Tue, 28 Apr 1998 10:09:52 -0700 (PDT) From: "Chris L. Kuszmaul" <fyodor@nas.nasa.gov> To: John Young <jya@pipeline.com> Subject: Re: NASA 'educating' scientists to restrict free speech. Cc: redmond@sally.nas.nasa.gov > What is the city and state of Building 213?   That would be Moffett Field (adjacent to Mountain View) California.   Being on base, one would need a visitor's badge to get to the building. I would be happy to provide for one to a limited number of interested people.   There is a mechanism in place for people coming from off base to attend educational seminars open to the public, but I do not know what it is.   I believe Marcia Redmond regularly coordinates this task for events happening in the building I work in, perhaps she could be of some help (I am ccing her). CLK PS: Marcia, there is an educational seminar happening on base that is open to everyone, and I felt some people who do not work on base would like to attend - can you advise us on the easiest way for people to attend?
Date: Wed, 29 Apr 1998 14:13:40 -0700 (PDT) From: "Marcia E. Redmond" <redmond@nas.nasa.gov> To: jya@pipeline.com Subject: Re: NASA 'educating' scientists to restrict free speech. Cc: fyodor@sally.nas.nasa.gov John: To obtain information regarding requirements for off-base visitors to attend the 'educational seminar' mentioned in Chris Kuszmaul's email, please contact the Ames Visitor Control/Badging Office at (650) 604-1500. - Marcia - Marcia Redmond   NAS/ACSF/HPCC Technical Training   NASA Ames Research Center   (650) 604-4373   redmond@nas.nasa.gov