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    (02/23/2024): Commerce Stands Strong with Ukraine, Takes Further Action Against Ongoing Russian Aggression

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March 27-29, 2024, Update Conference on Export Controls and Policy, Washington, D.C. (2)

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BIS has rescheduled the Update Conference on Export Controls and Policy to March 27-29, 2024. The venue for the conference is the Marriott Marquis hotel in Washington, DC.  For registration information, CLICK HERE.  Register Now as an attendee or as an exhibitor.

 

April 9-10, 2024, Complying with U.S. Export Controls seminar, St. Louis, Missouri (2)

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In partnership with the Missouri District Export Council, BIS is offering a two-day in-person program that will cover the information exporters need to know to comply with U.S. export control requirements under the Export Administration Regulations. Click here for details.

 

April 23-24, 2024, Complying with U.S. Export Controls seminar, Los Angeles, CA

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In partnership with the Southern California District Export Council, BIS is offering a two-day in-person program that will cover the information exporters need to know to comply with U.S. export control requirements under the Export Administration Regulations. Click here for details.

 

   

John D. Sonderman

John Sonderman is the Director of the Office of Export Enforcement, Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS), US Department of Commerce. He supervises OEE's investigative and national security programs. Mr. Sonderman has been with BIS since 1997.

Prior to joining BIS, he worked for the Office of Defense Trade Controls at the U.S. Department of State.

Mr. Sonderman holds a Bachelor's and Master's degree from the American University in Washington, D.C. He has received five Department of Commerce Gold Medal awards and two National Intelligence Meritorious Unit Citations. Mr. Sonderman was appointed to the Senior Executive Service in 2011.

 

Dan Clutch

Dan Clutch is the Deputy Director for the Office of Export Enforcement (OEE) in the U.S. Department of Commerce – Bureau of Industry and Security. Prior to his current position, he served as the Special Agent in Charge of the OEE Chicago Field Office.


Before joining OEE, Mr. Clutch was a Supervisory Special Agent and a Special Agent with the U.S. Department of State – Diplomatic Security Service. He began his law enforcement career with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services – Office of Inspector General.


Mr. Clutch is a graduate of the University of Virginia and the Georgetown University – International Security Management Associate’s Leadership Program.

 

John Johnson

John Johnson is the Assistant Director for Investigative Programs for the Office for Export Enforcement, Bureau of Industry and Security, U.S. Department of Commerce. He overseas OEE’s investigative programs. Mr. Johnson has been with OEE since 2007.


Prior to joining BIS, he was a Special Agent with the U.S. Department of State, Diplomatic Security Service and he began his law enforcement career as a police officer for the City or Orlando.


Mr. Johnson holds a Bachelor's degree from the University of Central Florida. He has received three Department of Commerce Gold Medal awards, one Department of Commerce Silver award, an Outstanding Law Enforcement Officer of the Year award from the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Florida and the U.S. Attorney General’s Award for Excellence in National Security.

 

Ahmed Salem

Ahmed Salem is the Assistant Director of the National Security Programs Division of the Office of Export Enforcement, Bureau of Industry and Security, US Department of Commerce. He supervises national security programs and operations for OEE. Mr. Salem joined BIS in 2015.

Prior to joining BIS, Mr. Salem served as Supervisory Special Agent, Threat Management Branch Chief with the Federal Protective Service, U.S. Department of Homeland Security. He also served as a Task Force Officer on the FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force. Additionally, Mr. Salem served as a Supervisory Intelligence Analyst with the FBI as well as serving as the Deputy Desk Chief for Middle East / Counterterrorism Desk for the U.S. Air Force Office of Special Investigations.

Prior to federal law enforcement, Mr. Salem served in the U.S. Army, as a Supervisory Counterintelligence Special Agent, where he Supervised Counterintelligence Agents performing Counterintelligence / Human Intelligence operations in Iraq.

Mr. Salem holds a Bachelor's degree from the American Military University and is also a graduate of the FBI Executive Development Institute.

 

 

   
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