Washington -- U.S. Department of Commerce Assistant Secretary for Export Enforcement F. Amanda DeBusk today imposed a $13,000 civil penalty on EMC Corporation on behalf of its Data General Division (formerly the Data General Corporation), Westboro, MA. The penalty was imposed to settle allegations that Data General exported computer equipment to Israel in 1995 without the required authorization. The Department also alleged that Data General made a false statement on an export control document related to the shipment of computer equipment to Mexico.
Commerce's Office of Export Enforcement Boston Field Office investigated the case.
The Department of Commerce, through its Bureau of Export Administration, administers and enforces export controls for reasons of national security, foreign policy, nonproliferation and short supply. Criminal penalties, as well as administrative sanctions, can be imposed for violations of the regulations.
In April of 2002 the Bureau of Export Administration (BXA) changed its name to the Bureau of Industry and Security(BIS). For historical purposes we have not changed the references to BXA in the legacy documents found in the Archived Press and Public Information.