OFFICE of the SECRETARY of DEFENSE
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 applications.
DTSA is a DoD Field Activity under the authority, direction, and control of the
Under Secretary of Defense for Policy (USDP).
by Tom Devendorf, Director, Technology Directorate
In meetings with counterparts and colleagues, I'm frequently asked to summarize the expertise required for supporting DTSA's mission. Our experts are superlative and multifaceted, playing a vital and key role in preventing the proliferation or diversion of technology and information that could prove detrimental to U.S. national security.