CRDF Global ACSS Landing Page - Association of Certified Sanctions Specialists
Established in 1995, CRDF Global is an independent nonprofit organization that promotes safety, security, and sustainability through international development and foreign assistance missions in over 120 countries. We are a recognized leader in strategic capacity-building programs that combine technical expertise with flexible, locally driven solutions across the areas of CBRNE security and nonproliferation, global health, strategic trade controls, cybersecurity, innovation, food security, and international professional exchanges.

We ensure mission success by tailoring responsive solutions drawing on our extensive regional and local knowledge of culture and geopolitical factors. Our regional offices in Arlington, VA; Kyiv, Ukraine; Almaty, Kazakhstan; and Amman, Jordan provide invaluable local support to our ongoing operations and enhance our global reach


Building Your Compliance Toolbox

Latest Updates for Financial Institutions & Their Role in Countering WMD Proliferation Financing

A North Korean Sanction Evasion Typology

The international campaign to disrupt North Korea’s nuclear weapons program includes sanctions imposed by the United Nations Security Council, the European Union, the United States, and the United Kingdom, among other jurisdictions and authorities.


Tim Westmyer

Program Manager

Tim coordinates CRDF Global’s counterproliferation programs aimed at curbing the WMD threats posed by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK). Tim has led projects for several customers, including the U.S. Department of State, Global Affairs Canada, the U.K. Foreign and Commonwealth Office, and others to enforce UN Security Council resolutions related to proliferation finance, maritime security, cybersecurity, strategic trade controls, and nuclear security.

Gabrielle Green

Project Lead

Gabrielle is a project lead on the countering Democratic People’s Republic of Korea team at CRDF Global where her portfolio focuses on counterproliferation finance and cryptocurrency-related sanctions evasion. Formerly, Gabrielle worked for the U.S. House Committee on Homeland Security and the Stimson Center. Her research focuses on blockchain technology, nuclear safeguards, nuclear security, UNSCR 1540 assistance programs, international sanctions compliance, and proliferation networks.


First CRDF ACSS Webinar link- Using Open Source Data for Maritime Sanctions Due Diligence

Second CRDF ACSS Webinar link- Open-Source Data to Support Counter-proliferation Finance and Anti-money Laundering Due Diligence Initiatives