OFFICE of the SECRETARY of DEFENSE
Ensuring the Edge
DTSA's Licensing Directorate (LD) is the DoD
entry and exit point for all DoD actions related to the U.S. national
security review of
Department of State export and import licensing of defense articles,
defense services, and the
Department of Commerce
export licensing of dual use items involving direct commercial sales.
The Directorate reviews on average over 60,000 munitions and dual use export
license applications per year.
The Licensing Directorate also coordinates the DoD review of
commodity jurisdiction (CJ) requests to determine the proper
jurisdiction for controlled technology. LD coordinates proposed
changes to the
International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) and the
Export Administration Regulations (EAR) to assist the regulatory
departments in the designation of articles, services, and items on their
respective export control lists. LD also coordinates the DoD review of
export violations in the form of voluntary and directed disclosures for
purposes of determining harm to U.S. national security.
DTSA serves as a reviewing agency for the export licensing of dual-use
commodities and munitions items and provides technical and policy
assessments on export license applications.
During the last decade, the global market for defense technology
intensified around 2008. In 2014, industry was provided with DoD's decision
in 20 days or less as DTSA's caseload reached 60 thousand reviews per year.