Defense Trade Advisory Group to Meet Jan. 16
The State Department’s Defense Trade Advisory Group will meet in open session Jan. 16 in Washington, D.C., to discuss current defense trade issues and topics for further study. Specific agenda topics include (1) identifying potential negative impacts and unintended consequences on industry of the export control reform initiatives and providing recommendations on how to overcome/minimize such impacts; (2) reviewing the impacts on industry for use of the exemptions authorized to support the defense trade cooperation treaties between the U.S. and the United Kingdom and Australia, respectively; (3) providing a proposal for an effective export control system for non-lethal, non-Category I UAVs that would facilitate their use in non-military roles; and (4) reviewing how various U.S. government agencies define controlled unclassified information, including export controlled technical data and critical program information, as well as the statutory, regulatory and other bases (e.g., policy or directive) for agency control, and assessing how U.S. government agencies impose potentially competing requirements on industry for protecting CUI and CPI.
The membership of this advisory committee consists of private sector defense trade representatives and advises the State Department on policies, regulations and technical issues affecting defense trade. Members of the public wishing to attend this meeting must notify State no later than Jan. 9.