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A Proven Method for Meeting Export Control Objectives in Postal and Shipping Sectors

Technical Note
This report describes how the CERT-RMM enabled the USPIS to implement an innovative approach for achieving complex international mail export control objectives.
Publisher

Software Engineering Institute

CMU/SEI Report Number
CMU/SEI-2015-TN-001
DOI (Digital Object Identifier)
10.1184/R1/6571736.v1

Abstract

On a weekly basis, the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) processes over one million packages destined to overseas locations. All international shipments being sent from the United States are subject to federal export laws. The USPS has extensive export compliance policies and screening procedures to ensure that customers comply with federal export laws.

Compliance policies and screening procedures are expensive and time consuming, and can negatively affect the efficiency of international mail delivery services. The U.S. Postal Inspection Service (USPIS) has defined, developed, and successfully implemented an innovative approach for export screening that has drastically improved its efficiency, effectiveness, and accuracy.  Having benefited from using concepts of operational resilience management to improve the security and resilience of USPS products and services, the USPIS team conducted its new export screening project using a structured and repeatable approach based on the CERT Resilience Management Model (CERT-RMM), developed by the Software Engineering Institute at Carnegie Mellon University.

This report describes how the CERT-RMM enabled the USPIS to implement an innovative approach for achieving complex international mail export control objectives. The authors also discuss how this USPIS application of CERT-RMM might be equally applicable to other shipping and transportation sectors that are tasked with meeting export control objectives.

Cite This Technical Note

Crabb, G., Allen, J., Curtis, P., & Mehravari, N. (2015, February 10). A Proven Method for Meeting Export Control Objectives in Postal and Shipping Sectors. (Technical Note CMU/SEI-2015-TN-001). Retrieved May 18, 2024, from https://doi.org/10.1184/R1/6571736.v1.

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author={Crabb, Greg and Allen, Julia and Curtis, Pamela and Mehravari, Nader},
title={A Proven Method for Meeting Export Control Objectives in Postal and Shipping Sectors},
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howpublished={Carnegie Mellon University, Software Engineering Institute's Digital Library},
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Crabb, Greg, Julia Allen, Pamela Curtis, and Nader Mehravari. "A Proven Method for Meeting Export Control Objectives in Postal and Shipping Sectors." (CMU/SEI-2015-TN-001). Carnegie Mellon University, Software Engineering Institute's Digital Library. Software Engineering Institute, February 10, 2015. https://doi.org/10.1184/R1/6571736.v1.

G. Crabb, J. Allen, P. Curtis, and N. Mehravari, "A Proven Method for Meeting Export Control Objectives in Postal and Shipping Sectors," Carnegie Mellon University, Software Engineering Institute's Digital Library. Software Engineering Institute, Technical Note CMU/SEI-2015-TN-001, 10-Feb-2015 [Online]. Available: https://doi.org/10.1184/R1/6571736.v1. [Accessed: 18-May-2024].

Crabb, Greg, Julia Allen, Pamela Curtis, and Nader Mehravari. "A Proven Method for Meeting Export Control Objectives in Postal and Shipping Sectors." (Technical Note CMU/SEI-2015-TN-001). Carnegie Mellon University, Software Engineering Institute's Digital Library, Software Engineering Institute, 10 Feb. 2015. https://doi.org/10.1184/R1/6571736.v1. Accessed 18 May. 2024.

Crabb, Greg; Allen, Julia; Curtis, Pamela; & Mehravari, Nader. A Proven Method for Meeting Export Control Objectives in Postal and Shipping Sectors. CMU/SEI-2015-TN-001. Software Engineering Institute. 2015. https://doi.org/10.1184/R1/6571736.v1