(Washington) -- Deputy Secretary of Defense, John J. Hamre will be the keynote speaker at the Department's Update '99 scheduled for July 13 and 14 at the J. W. Marriott in Washington, DC. Hamre will speak at Tuesday's luncheon which begins at noon. He will address the changes necessary to prepare American exporters for the next millennium. The 12th Annual Update is sponsored by the Bureau of Export Administration.
Over 750 business leaders, exporters and government officials will participate in the two days of seminars and meetings with topics including: the recently updated controls for exports of high performance computers, continued work on multilateral nonproliferation regimes, interagency license review process, the expected publication of new exporter of record regulations and an update on the Licensing and Enforcement Action Program (LEAP).
Seminars scheduled for the conference are designed to provide participants opportunities to discuss information technology export controls, electronic submissions of licenses and export clearances, nonproliferation and country export policies and a variety of enforcement issues. There will also be opportunities to visit with the 15 vendors participating in the BXA Expo and with senior Commerce officials who will be available throughout the two day conference.
A complete schedule of seminars and workshops is available on our web site. Reporters with official press credentials should check in at the Registration Center before attending Update events or call 202/482-2721.
In April of 2002 the Bureau of Export Administration (BXA) changed its name to the Bureau of Industry and Security(BIS). For historical purposes we have not changed the references to BXA in the legacy documents found in the Archived Press and Public Information.