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Emerging Technology and Research Committee Seeks Private-Sector Members

Wednesday, November 30, 2011
Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report

The Bureau of Industry and Security is recruiting new candidates to serve on the Emerging Technology and Research Advisory Committee. The ETRAC advises agency officials on the identification of emerging technologies and research and development activities that may be of interest from a dual-use perspective, the prioritization of new and existing controls to determine which are of greatest impact, the potential effect of dual-use export control requirements on research activities, and the threat to national security posed by unauthorized export technologies.

BIS will consider resumes from accomplished individuals with scientific and technical training actively engaged in research and technology development in industrial and university settings across all fields. Submissions are especially sought from persons with significant involvement in leading edge research and/or development-manufacturing activity in biological sciences (particularly bio electronics and synthetic biology), chemical engineering, directed energy, materials, and space technologies (including satellite systems). Those interested should apply no later than Jan. 15, 2012.

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