bgaas: Bad Guys As A Service
Bad Guys As A Service (
bgaas) is software for querying export restrictions like
the Denied Persons List.
$ pip install -r src/requirements.txt
$ python src/bgaas.py <options> <command> <parameters>
Note: Most of this is not yet implemented!
$ bgaas update
$ bgaas query agnese
returns results for the query "agnese" from all included lists.
$ bgaas map agnese
The pronunciation of
bgaas is user selectable: either "bee gas" or "big a**".
bgaas software and documentation are licensed under the
Apache License. We make no claim to any data provided by
governments. Some government sample data is included, for testing purposes.
bgaas is written in Python.
Pull requests, feature ideas, and bug reports are welcome. You must agree to license any submitted code under the Apache License or it will be rejected.
The repository is on GitHub at: https://github.com/anseljh/bgaas
- Improve repository structure (see Open Sourcing a Python Project the Right Way)
- Parse Consolidated Screening List data file (instructions)
- Document URLs of main raw list data
- Document update frequency of each main list
- Document command-line procedures for working with the main arms control lists (e.g., with
- Scrapers for debarment list
- Parse Excel file
- Parse HTML
- Scraper for other US lists
- Identify non-US lists
- Mapping engine for plotting results, perhaps using Kartograph and Natural Earth
- Write installation instructions
- New Media Solutions in Nonproliferation and Arms Control: Opportunities and Challenges by Bryan Lee and Margarita Zolotova, published by The James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies (February 14, 2014)