OFFICE of the SECRETARY of
Ensuring the Edge
Defense Technology Security Administration (DTSA) establishes
Department of Defense technology security policies related to
international transfers of defense-related goods, services, and
technologies. DTSA reviews and provides expert recommendations
on foreign access to U.S. military technology or foreign purchases
of American companies. DTSA also 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
DTSA is a DoD
Field Activity under the authority, direction, and control of
Secretary of Defense for Policy (USDP).
by Beth M. McCormick, DTSA Director
A recent event afforded a chance to reflect and celebrate the significant accomplishments of the Export Control Reform (ECR) initiative. Well wishes and congratulations were offered from some of the key architects of this Obama Administrative effort.
by Jud Rose, Director, Policy Directorate
U.S. export controls are often criticized for being stagnant and creating a disadvantage for American exporters. DTSA leaders and employees frequently field the question: “Why can’t the control lists be more exporter-friendly and updated more frequently”? The answer to this issue is complex, and not entirely within U.S. Government’s control.