There's something special about night vision.

Position:Washington PULSE - ITT Corp.'s case - Brief article

State Department officials in charge of enforcing export controls of military technology. were particularly miffed by a recent case of unlawful foreign transfers of night vision equipment.

Ruth Jackson, who works at State's trade control licensing office, said she and her coworkers are big fans of night vision goggles, and were deeply bothered to find out that a U.S. company--ITT Corp.--had illegally shared sensitive technology with foreign nationals. The case was settled this summer, when ITT agreed to pay $100 million in penalties.

"Everyone in the office really loves all the night vision devices that come through," Jackson said. "It really hurts me when a company gets into trouble...

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