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
Last week, I had the privilege of co-hosting a U.S. DoD – Industry Partnership Forum with my colleague Keith Webster, Director of International Cooperation, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense (Acquisition, Technology and Logistics). As co-chairs of the Arms Transfer and Technology Release Senior Steering Group, we thought it was high time to have a dialogue about ways industry and Government can work together to facilitate defense exports.