DTSA Export Control Directorate RIO Division

Regulations, Interagency, and Outreach (RIO) Division

The Regulations, Interagency, and Outreach Division coordinates the DoD review of commodity jurisdiction (CJ) requests, assisting the Department of State to determine the proper jurisdiction for controlled technology, and the Division leads the national security review of commodity classification (CCATs) requests from the Department of Commerce. The RIO Division ensures that DoD recommendations on CJs and CCATs are consistent with Department of Defense technology security objectives as well as overall U.S. national security policies and goals. The Division participates in the review of Department of State’s voluntary disclosure by providing a national security impact analysis.

The RIO Division provides a vital national security review of proposed regulatory changes to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) and the Export Administration Regulations (EAR). The Division supports DTSA leaders in their role as DoD’s representatives to various interagency committees related to export control matters at the National Security Council.

Represents DoD at the Department of Commerce-led Operating Committee (OC), the Advisory Committee on Export Policy (ACEP), and Export Administration Review Board (EARB) to resolve conflicting positions on dual use export licenses. Represents DoD in U.S. interagency fora to deliberate dual use licenses that fall within the scope of the Australia Group, Missile Technology Control Regime and Nuclear Suppliers Group.

Participates in outreach programs with the U.S. defense industry through formal education conferences on U.S. export control and meetings regarding new technologies and business initiatives. Meets with industry on a regular basis to discuss technology trends and licensing initiatives.