|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE||
BUREAU OF INDUSTRY AND SECURITY
| Tuesday, September 23th, 2008
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Department of Commerce's Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) announced today the appointment of members to its new Emerging Technology and Research Advisory Committee (ETRAC), which will advise on the application of export controls to cutting-edge research and innovation. The inaugural ETRAC meeting takes place today.
"The ETRAC will help ensure that U.S. export controls keep pace with technological developments, without stifling U.S. competitiveness, innovation, or security," said Under Secretary of Commerce Mario Mancuso. "This distinguished group brings a diversity of skills and backgrounds to the ETRAC and will provide BIS with expert advice and input on emerging technologies and research activities."
|Pamela Abshire, University of Maryland||Maja Mataric, University of Southern California|
|Jeffrey Ashe, General Electric Global Research||Richard McCullough, Carnegie Mellon University|
|Robert Breault, Breault Research Organization, Inc.||Steven Patterson, Lawrence Livermore National Lab.|
|Claude Canizares, Massachusetts Institute of Technology||Carl A. Picconatto, MITRE Experimental Laboratory|
|A. Stephen Dahms, Alfred E. Mann Foundation||Jeffrey Puschell, Raytheon Space & Airborne Systems|
|Charbel Farhat, Stanford University||Jeffrey Reed, Virginia Tech|
|Bob Gleichauf, Cisco Systems||Michael Reiter, University of North Carolina|
|Harry Kington, Honeywell Aerospace||Samuel Stanley, Jr, Washington University|
|Gerald Kulcinski, University of Wisconsin||Marlin Thomas, Air Force Institute of Technology|
|Brooks Keel, Louisiana State University||Thomas E. Tierney IV, Los Alamos National Laboratory|
|Nikolai Leung, Qualcomm, Inc.||James Tour, Rice University|
|Seth R. Marder, Georgia Institute of Technology|
The Department of Commerce chartered the ETRAC on May 19, 2008, to advise the Department on: (a) identifying emerging technologies and research and development activities that may be of interest from a dual-use perspective; (b) the prioritization of new and existing controls to determine which are of greatest consequence to national security; (c) the potential impact of dual-use export control requirements on research activities; and (d) the threat to national security posed by the unauthorized export of technologies.
The establishment of the ETRAC was informed by public comments submitted last year in connection with a comprehensive review of the Commerce Control List (CCL), a December 20, 2007 report issued by the Deemed Export Advisory Committee (a federal advisory committee charged with making recommendations to the Secretary regarding U.S. deemed export policy), and a January 22, 2008 Presidential directive calling for BIS to regularly reassess and update the CCL.
BIS controls exports and re-exports of dual-use commodities, technology and software for reasons of national security, missile technology, nuclear non-proliferation, chemical and biological non-proliferation, crime control, regional stability and anti-terrorism. Criminal and administrative sanctions can be imposed for violations of the Export Administration Regulations. For more information, please visit www.bis.doc.gov