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Cablegate: Blue Lantern Level 3: Post-Shipment End-Use Check

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UNCLAS STATE 090917

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KAMPALA FOR JARAHN HILLSMAN

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: ETTC KOMC UG
SUBJECT: BLUE LANTERN LEVEL 3: POST-SHIPMENT END-USE CHECK
ON LICENSE 050112288

REF: 2006 BLUE LANTERN GUIDEBOOK

1. This is an Action Request. See paragraphs 2-4.

2. The Department's Office of Defense Trade Controls
Compliance (PM/DTCC) requests Post's assistance in conducting
a post-shipment check on license 050112288 for the export of
International Traffic in Arms (ITAR)-controlled biometric
identification equipment. Post is requested to complete this
Blue Lantern inquiry within 45 days. Lack of response to a
Blue Lantern inquiry will affect pending and future licenses
involving parties to this license.

3. Reason for request: Ultimate disposition of equipment is
not identified on the license.

4. ACTION: The Department requests Post to confirm that
Triple Canopy Uganda has received the biometric
identification equipment listed below and that the articles
are being used for the purpose stated on the license. In
addition, Post is requested to make inquiries as to the
ultimate disposition of the equipment after it serves its
stated purpose. Will equipment remain in Uganda under the
possession of Triple Canopy, will it be returned to Triple
Canopy in the United States, or are the articles considered
Government-Furnished-Equipment (GFE) that will be returned to
contract-issuing government agency?

END ACTION.

5. Details of license application:

DTC CASE: 050112288

QUANTITY/COMMODITY:

1 Kit - Mobile fingerprint scanner
1 Kit - Latent Image Camera
1 Kit - Jump Kit, Guardian R

License Value: $92,443 USD

SELLER:

Triple Canopy, Inc.
2250 Corporate Park Drive. Suite 300
Herdon, VA 20171
Tel: 703-673-5000
POC: Lee Gortman

FOREIGN CONSIGNEES:

The Gideon's Men Ltd.
Plot 37 - 41 Port Bell Road Luzira
PO BOX 22800
Kampala
Uganda

Triple Canopy Uganda
Block 221, Plot 386, Third Rise, Naayla
Kampala
Uganda

FOREIGN END-USER:

Triple Canopy Uganda
Block 221, Plot 386, Third Rise, Naayla
Kampala
Uganda

PURPOSE:

Operation Iraqi Freedom. One mobile deployable biometric
identification system with components design for military
applications. Triple Canopy has been authorized to train
Ugandan Nationals for US DOD Joint Contracting Command Iraq
(JCCI) and US DOS protective security contracts in Iraq under
licenses 050050830, 050074278, and GC 0564-08. The provisos
of these license approvals call for screening of the
applicants by Triple Canopy and submitting the applicants'
information to US SOCOM for background checks. US SOCOM
recommended that Triple Canopy obtain and use the subject
equipment in their biometric data collection efforts.

6. Submitted in support of the license application were the
following documents (PM/DTCC will fax documentation to Post
upon request):

--Transmittal Letter submitted by Triple Canopy, dated July
7, 2008.

--Certifications of Contracts for Operation Iraqi Freedom,
signed by James S. Rogers (DOS) and Ron V. Devlin (US Air
Force)

--Contract W919GDW-07-A-4003 issued by JCCI.

--Product Brochures

--Approved precedent licenses 050050830, 050074278, and GC
0564-08.

--Department of State License for Permanent Export of
Unclassified Defense Articles and Related Unclassified
Technical Data, signed 7 July 2008, approved 14 August 2008.

7. Please slug reply for PM/DTCC - BLUE LANTERN COORDINATOR
and include the words "Blue Lantern" and the case number in
the subject line. POC is Meredith Sundlof. Phone:
202-663-3455; Email: SundlofME@state.gov; SIPRNET:
SundlofME@state.sgov.gov. The Blue Lantern Guidebook (ref)
is available as a PDF file at
http://www.intelink.sgov.gov/wiki/Blue Lantern End-Use
Monitoring Program.

8. Department is grateful for Post's assistance in this
matter.
CLINTON

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