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BIS Recruiting Members for Controlled Export Advisory Committees

Wednesday, January 22, 2014
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The Bureau of Industry and Security is recruiting through Jan. 22, 2015, new private-sector members of the following technical advisory committees, which advise BIS on the technical parameters for export controls applicable to dual-use commodities and technology within the areas indicated as well as the administration of those controls.

Information Systems TAC: Commerce Control List categories 3 (electronics), 4(computers) and 5 (telecommunications and information security)

Materials TAC: CCL category 1 (materials, chemicals, microorganisms and toxins)

Materials Processing Equipment TAC: CCL category 2 (materials processing)

Regulations and Procedures TAC: the Export Administration Regulations and procedures for implementing them

Sensors and Instrumentation TAC: CCL category 6 (sensors and lasers)

Transportation and Related Equipment TAC: CCL categories 7 (navigation and avionics), 8 (marine) and 9 (propulsion systems, space vehicles and related equipment)

Emerging Technology and Research Advisory Committee: (1) the identification of emerging technologies and research and development activities that may be of interest from a dual-use perspective; (2) the prioritization of new and existing controls to determine which are of greatest consequence to national security; (3) the potential impact of dual-use export control requirements on research activities; and (4) the threat to national security posed by the unauthorized exports of technologies

The TACs are composed of representatives of industry, academia and the U.S. government representing diverse points of view on the concerns of the exporting community. Industry representatives are selected from firms producing a broad range of goods, technologies and software currently controlled for national security, non-proliferation, foreign policy and short supply reasons or that are proposed for such controls, balanced to the extent possible among large and small firms.

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