The Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) is an agency of the United States Department of the Treasury under the auspices of the Under Secretary of the Treasury for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence. OFAC administers and enforces economic and trade sanctions based on US foreign policy and national security goals against targeted foreign states, organizations, and individuals.


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  • To that end, IEEE previously worked with the United States Office of Foreign Asset Control (OFAC) to allow, to the extent possible, unfettered access to IEEE programs and products for members and customers in sanctioned countries, particularly Cuba, Iran, and Sudan.  
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