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 Beth M. McCormick, Director
I recently participated in a very unique forum sponsored by the American Conference Institute – specifically, a networking and leadership forum entitled “Women in Defense and Aerospace Law Compliance and Ethics.” In preparing for the event, I reflected on my 31 years of Government Service.