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 Colonel Lisa Martinez, DTSA Senior Military Assistant
The anticipated notice came in and I couldn't hide my confusion with the words: military assistant, OSD(P) /Def Tech Security Administration(DTSA). DTSA, never heard of it.
by Beth M. McCormick, DTSA Director
In late June, I attended the Fourth International Defense Technology Security Conference in Seoul, Korea, hosted by the (DAPA). The theme of the conference, “Strategies for Global Security through Technology Protection and Export Control,” aligns perfectly with DTSA’s mission. In my keynote address, I offered some perspectives on long-term global security trends and the need to partner with other countries, especially government-to-government partnerships.