About BIS

About the Bureau of Industry and Security

Bureau of Industry and Security Mission Statement

BIS Mission: Advance U.S. national security, foreign policy, and economic objectives by ensuring an effective export control and treaty compliance system and promoting continued U.S. strategic technology leadership.

BIS Senior Management Team:

Eric L. Hirschhorn, Under Secretary for Industry and Security

Daniel O. Hill, Deputy Under Secretary for Industry and Security

Kevin J. Wolf, Assistant Secretary for Export Administration

David W. Mills, Assistant Secretary for Export Enforcement

Matthew S. Borman, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Export Administration

Richard R. Majauskas, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Export Enforcement

John T. Masterson, Jr., Chief Counsel for Industry and Security

For inquiries please go to the list of BIS web forms.


BIS Web Site Team:

BIS Web Site Team
Office of the BIS Chief Information Officer
U.S. Department of Commerce
14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20230


About the U.S. Department of Commerce

Organizational Structure, Mission and Statutory Authority

The historic mission of the Department is “to foster, promote, and develop the foreign and domestic commerce” of the United States. This has evolved, as a result of legislative and administrative additions, to encompass broadly the responsibility to foster, serve, and promote the Nation’s economic development and technological advancement.
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The No FEAR Act

On May 15, 2002, President Bush signed legislation called the No FEAR Act (Notification and Federal Anti-Discrimination and Retaliation Act of 2002). This act, which took effect on October 1, 2003, makes Federal agencies individually accountable for violations of anti-discrimination and whistleblower protection laws.
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U.S. Department of Commerce Strategic Plan and Annual Performance Plans

  • Strategic Plan: The Department of Commerce’s strategic plan for the fiscal years 2004 through 2009 highlights our efforts to respond to and influence the three major forces that will shape the U.S. economy of the future: the enhancement of economic growth for American industries, workers, and consumers (Goal 1), science and technological leadership (see Goal 2), and environmental stewardship (see Goal 3).
    See more about the Department of Commerce’s strategic plan here...
  • Annual Performance Plan: The FY 2006 Annual Performance Plan provides the Department of Commerce’s bureau-specific performance goals and measures that align with the Department’s strategic goals and objectives. This plan sets the framework for the Department’s annual performance.
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Agency Point of Contact for Small Businesses

The Small Business Paperwork Relief Act (SBPRA) of 2002 requires the Office of Management and Budget to publish in the Federal Register a list of the compliance assistance resources available at Federal agencies for small businesses.
See more about the Department's Points of Contact for Small Businesses here...