• (10/26/2021)

    (10/26/2021) : BIS publishes an ANPRM "Request for Comments Concerning the Imposition of Export Controls on Certain Brain-Computer Interface (BCI) Emerging Technology

  • (10/26/2021)

    (10/26/2021) : Virtual Forum for Risks in the Information Communication Technology Supply Chain

  • (10/26/2021)

    (10/26/2021) : BIS publishes 232 Titanium Sponge Report Notice

  • (10/22/2021)

    (10/22/2021) : South Florida Residents Convicted of Attempting to Illegally Export Controlled Items to Libya

  • (10/22/2021)

    (10/22/2021) : Clarifications of Availability and Expansion of Restrictions on Availability of License Exception Strategic Trade Authorization Under the Export Administration Regulations proposed rule; comments due by 12/6/2021

  • (10/20/2021)

    (10/20/2021) : Joint U.S.-EU Stakeholders Virtual Outreach on Dual-Use Export Controls: October 27, 2021

  • (10/20/2021)

    (10/20/2021) : Interim final rule with request for comments: Information Security Controls: Cybersecurity Items

  • (10/20/2021)

    (10/20/2021) : Commerce Tightens Export Controls on Items Used in Surveillance of Private Citizens and other Malicious Cyber Activities

  • (10/20/2021)

    (10/20/2021) : Fraudster Convicted in Maryland After Seven Day Trial for Federal Money Laundering Conspiracy Charges Related to International Fraud

  • (10/14/2021)

    (10/14/2021) : BIS to publish Notice of Virtual Forum for Risks in the Information Communication Technology Supply Chain

  • (10/12/2021)

    (10/12/2021) : Update Conference 2022 Survey Please respond by October 19, 2021

  • (10/12/2021)

    (10/12/2021) : BIS Imposes $1.8 Million Penalty on VTA Telecom Corp. to Resolve Allegations of Misrepresentations Made to BIS, other Government Agencies

  • (10/6/2021)

    (10/6/2021) : Control of Deuterium That is Intended for Use Other Than in a Nuclear Reactor Under EAR final rule published 10/6/21

  • (10/5/2021)

    (10/5/2021) : Commerce Control List: Expansion of Controls on Certain Biological Equipment “Software.”

  • (10/5/2021)

    (10/5/2021) : Editorial Revisions, Clarifications, and Corrections to the Export Administration Regulations

  • (10/4/2021)

    (10/4/2021) : Commerce Identifies Emerging Technology, Expands Controls on Exports of Software Capable of Contributing to Biological Weapons Proliferation

  • (9/30/2021)

    (9/30/2021) : Owner of Russian energy company sentenced to federal prison in scheme to evade U.S. national security trade sanctions

  • (9/29/2021)

    (9/29/2021) : U.S. Departments of Commerce, Energy, and State Partner with Singapore and Japan to Deliver the 9th Annual Joint Industry Outreach Seminar in Singapore

  • (9/28/2021)

    (9/28/2021) : Huawei CFO Wanzhou Meng Admits to Misleading Global Financial Institution

  • (9/28/2021)

    (9/28/2021) : BIS Imposes Administrative Penalty of $497,000 to Resolve Allegations of Conspiracy to Divert Radiation-Hardened Silicon Wafers to Russia

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Virtual Forum for Risks in the Information Communication Technology Supply Chain

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October 29, 2021 Virtual Forum for Risks in the Information Communication

Technology Supply Chain
 

The Virtual Forum for Risks in the Information Communication Technology Supply Chain will allow selected speakers to address the policy objectives listed in E.O. 14017 including recommendations to strengthen the resiliency of critical supply chains supporting the U.S. ICT industrial base that are at risk of disruption, strain, compromise or elimination.

Register using the following link: https://www.bis.doc.gov/ictforum before 5:00 p.m. EDT on October 27, 2021. Registered forum attendees will receive an email notification from BIS on October 28, 2021 with information needed to access the virtual forum.

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Joint U.S.-EU Stakeholders Virtual Outreach on Dual-Use Export Controls

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October 27, 2021 Joint U.S.-EU Stakeholders Virtual Outreach on Dual-Use
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The Joint U.S.-EU Stakeholders Outreach event will provide an opportunity for experts from industry, academia and the general public to review and discuss, with representatives of the U.S. and EU authorities, principles and areas for export control cooperation identified in the Pittsburgh Joint Statement.

REGISTER using the following link https://trade.ec.europa.eu/doclib/events/index.cfm?id=2311 before Monday, October 25, 2021 6:00 a.m. EST. Attendance is limited to 2 participants per organization. Registered participants will receive a confirmation e-mail with further information on how to connect in due course.

 

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BIS 2021 Virtual Update Conference on Export Controls and Policy September 2, 2021


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The Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) will offer a virtual Update Conference on Export Controls and Policy on Thursday September 2, 2021.  This 34th annual conference will be a full day virtual experience that will include keynote speakers, plenary sessions, breakout sessions, and live Q&A with BIS and other agency experts.  A virtual Exhibit Hall will also be available to attendees. The theme of this year’s conference is Partnering to Address 21st Century Export Control Challenges.
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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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