Name: Richard Duncan

Title: Director

Responsibilities & Duties

Dr. Duncan's  professional background is in biochemistry as well as molecular and cellular biology.  Prior to coming to BIS, Dr. Duncan had a distinguished military career and retired from the Army as a Colonel with 28 total years of service.  He is the director of the division: responsible for policy development, long term planning, oversight, management and coordination of all activities. He represents the division at interagency policy meetings and international meetings and serves as a technical expert in the chemical, chemical equipment, and biological areas. Dr. Duncan is responsible for the quality control and countersigning of export licenses, classifications, commodity jurisdictions and license determinations.

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Name: Jodi L. Kouts

Title: Senior Export Policy Analyst

Responsibilities & Duties

Jodi Kouts' professional background includes 20 years of U.S. Government experience in arms control, nonproliferation and export controls, including senior level policy assignments at the State Department, Department of Defense and serving as a founding member of the White House’s Export Control Reform Task Force.   She is the Commerce policy lead for the Australia Group multilateral export control regime and for National Security Council led interagency activities related to chemical and biological weapons nonproliferation.  Additionally, she countersigns export license applications, reviews commodity classifications and commodity jurisdiction requests, identifies and participates in outreach opportunities, and helps draft regulations.

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Name: Kimberly Orr, DVM, PHD

Title: Senior Biologist

Responsibilities & Duties

Dr. Orr’s professional background is in veterinary epidemiology. She is a licensed veterinarian with a Ph.D. in pathobiology and is board certified in Veterinary Preventive Medicine and Epidemiology. She is the Designated Federal Official for the Materials Technical Advisory Committee that advises the government on emerging issues and regulatory actions. Dr. Orr is also a technical, regulatory and policy expert in the areas of biological commodities and biological weapons non-proliferation. She processes and countersigns export license applications, commodity classifications, exodus cases, and commodity jurisdiction requests. She identifies and participates in outreach opportunities, drafts and reviews white papers, participates in AG and interagency discussions, and helps draft regulations.

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Phone: 202-482-4201

 

Name: Scott Hubinger, Ph.D.

Title: Senior Chemist and General Engineer

Responsibilities & Duties

Dr. Hubinger’s professional background is in chemistry and general engineering with work experience conducting research in inorganic chemistry and chemical physics, performing chemical weapons defensive testing, and in ensuring chemical and biological weapons nonproliferation and treaty compliance. He is a technical, regulatory, and policy expert in the areas of chemicals and chemical equipment, and chemical weapons non-proliferation. Dr. Hubinger drafts and reviews proposals for multilateral export controls and reviews export license applications, industry classification requests, export enforcement licensing determination requests, and USG commodity jurisdiction requests for chemical and biological commodities.

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Phone: 202-482-5223

 

Name: Betty Lee, Ph.D

Title: Microbiologist

Responsibilities & Duties

Dr. Lee’s professional background is in cancer biology, immunology, biotechnology, patent examination and technology transfer. She worked in the biotechnology industry for several years as a technology transfer specialist. She processes export licenses, commodity classification requests, license determinations, exodus cases, and commodity jurisdiction requests. She also reviews CFIUS cases as the technical liaison for CBC as well as VISA cases. Dr. Lee gives seminar presentations with the Exporter Outreach Services on a regular basis. She also provides advisory opinions to applicants on EAR/ECCN questions/issues, advises CBC management on emerging policy issues, reviews and provides comments on new regulations and draft AG papers, and represents CBC in forums on licensing issues to OEE and other groups.

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Phone: 202-482-5817

 

Name: Timir Misra

Title: Engineer

Responsibilities & Duties

Mr. Misra’s professional background is in chemical and materials engineering. Manages the licensing and classification workload for the division and ensures the license-application and agency-review process operates efficiently for CBC-related commodities, technology, and equipment. Mr. Misra also processes commodity classification requests, license determinations, exodus cases, and commodity jurisdiction requests. He also provides advisory opinions to applicants on EAR/ECCN questions/issues, advises CBC management on emerging policy issues, reviews and provides comments on new regulations and draft AG papers, and represents CBC in forums on licensing issues to OEE and other groups.

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Phone: 202-482-2260

 

Name: Frank Trevino, Jr.

Title: Engineer

Responsibilities & Duties

Mr. Trevino’s professional background is in Solid Rocket Boosters Systems and chemical engineering. He processes export licenses, commodity classification requests, license determinations, exodus cases, and commodity jurisdiction requests. He also advises CBC management on emerging policy issues, reviews and provides comments on new regulations and draft AG papers, and represents CBC in forums on licensing issues to OEE and other groups.

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Phone: 202-482-2711

 

Name: Wesley Johnson, Ph.D

Title: Microbiologist

Responsibilities & Duties

Dr. Johnson’s professional background is in microbial ecology and comparative bacterial genomics. He processes export licenses, commodity classification requests, license determinations, exodus cases, and commodity jurisdiction requests. He also advises CBC management on emerging policy issues, reviews and provides comments on new regulations and draft AG papers, and represents CBC in forums on licensing issues to OEE and other groups.

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Phone: 202-482-0091

 

   
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