The Defense Technology Security Administration (DTSA) administers the development and implementation of Department of
Defense (DoD) technology security policies on international transfers of defense-related goods, services and technologies.
It ensures that critical U.S. military technological advantages are preserved; transfers that could prove detrimental to
U.S. security interests are controlled and limited; proliferation of weapons of mass destruction and their means of
delivery is prevented; diversion of defense-related goods to terrorists is prevented; military interoperability with
foreign allies and friends is supported; and the health of the U.S. defense industrial base is assured.
- Review and coordinate 30,000 export licenses annually and other actions related to export of controlled hardware and technology and provide DoD position to the Departments of State or Commerce
- Review Commodity Jurisdiction Requests, Enforcement Support, Advisory Opinions, Retransfer Requests
- Develop and adjudicate positions that address U.S. technology security concerns
- Develop and advocate technology security policy recommendations consistent with national military strategy and security cooperation guidance
- Monitor technology transfer related to integration and launch of U.S. space technology on foreign launch vehicles (mandated by 1999 National Defense Authorization Act [NDAA])
- Advise key acquisition program managers (e.g., Joint Strike Fighter [JSF], Missile Defense) in preparation of technology release roadmaps for international cooperative programs