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 Jud Rose, Director, Policy Directorate
Most people who interact with DTSA know that we are a “total force” organization, with a highly effective mix of DoD civilians, active duty military members, and contractors. What folks may not know is that we have forty-some members of the Navy and Air Force reserve, who are fully integrated into our work force.