|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE||
BUREAU OF INDUSTRY AND SECURITY
| Thursday, September 9th, 2010
Office of Public Affairs
WASHINGTON - The U.S. Commerce Department’s Bureau of Industry and Security today published a Federal Register Notice extending a solicitation for private-sector executives with senior export control expertise and direct experience in relevant industry sectors to serve on the President's Export Council Subcommittee on Export Administration (PECSEA).
“The PECSEA plays a critical role in advising the Commerce Department and the Obama administration on key export control issues as we develop new regulations and policies,” said Under Secretary of Commerce Eric L.Hirschhorn. “The president’s export control reform effort makes it more important than ever that industry representatives at the CEO, COO or senior vice presidential level participate in the dialog through the PECSEA.”
The PECSEA advises the U.S. Government on matters related to the Export Administration Act and the Export Administration Regulations with an emphasis on ways to protect national security while minimizing potential adverse impacts on U.S. industry. The subcommittee is seeking private-sector members with expertise in technologies affected by export controls, including the aerospace, information technology, machine tool, semiconductor, telecommunication, pharmaceutical, and chemical sectors.
PECSEA members are appointed by the Secretary of Commerce and serve at the Secretary's discretion. Membership reflects the department's commitment to attaining balance and diversity and private-sector input. Members must obtain secret-level clearances prior to appointment. The PECSEA meets 4 to 6 times per year, and members will not be compensated for their services.
Applicants should send a short biographical sketch to Ms. Yvette Springer at Yspringer@bis.doc.gov. For more information, please contact Ms. Springer on 202-482-2813.