[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 32 (Wednesday, February 18, 2015)]
[Page 8592]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-03323]



Bureau of Industry and Security

Technical Advisory Committees; Notice of Recruitment of Private-
Sector Members

SUMMARY: Seven Technical Advisory Committees (TACs) advise the 
Department of Commerce on the technical parameters for export controls 
applicable to dual-use commodities and technology and on the 
administration of those controls. The TACs are composed of 
representatives from industry representatives, academic leaders and 
U.S. Government representing diverse points of view on the concerns of 
the exporting community. Industry representatives are selected from 
firms producing a broad range of goods, technologies, and software 
presently controlled for national security, non-proliferation, foreign 
policy, and short supply reasons or that are proposed for such 
controls, balanced to the extent possible among large and small firms.
    TAC members are appointed by the Secretary of Commerce and serve 
terms of not more than four consecutive years. The membership reflects 
the Department's commitment to attaining balance and diversity. TAC 
members must obtain secret-level clearances prior to appointment. These 
clearances are necessary so that members may be permitted access to the 
classified information needed to formulate recommendations to the 
Department of Commerce. Each TAC meets approximately four times per 
year. Members of the Committees will not be compensated for their 
    The seven TACs are responsible for advising the Department of 
Commerce on the technical parameters for export controls and the 
administration of those controls within the following areas: 
Information Systems TAC: Control List Categories 3 (electronics), 4 
(computers), and 5 (telecommunications and information security); 
Materials TAC: Control List Category 1 (materials, chemicals, 
microorganisms, and toxins); Materials Processing Equipment TAC: 
Control List Category 2 (materials processing); Regulations and 
Procedures TAC: The Export Administration Regulations (EAR) and 
Procedures for implementing the EAR; Sensors and Instrumentation TAC: 
Control List Category 6 (sensors and lasers); Transportation and 
Related Equipment TAC: Control List Categories 7 (navigation and 
avionics), 8 (marine), and 9 (propulsion systems, space vehicles, and 
related equipment) and the Emerging Technology and Research Advisory 
Committee: (1) The identification of emerging technologies and research 
and development activities that may be of interest from a dual-use 
perspective; (2) the prioritization of new and existing controls to 
determine which are of greatest consequence to national security; (3) 
the potential impact of dual-use export control requirements on 
research activities; and (4) the threat to national security posed by 
the unauthorized exports of technologies.
    To respond to this recruitment notice, please send a copy of your 
resume to Ms. Yvette Springer at [email protected].
    Deadline: This Notice of Recruitment will be open for one year from 
its date of publication in the Federal Register.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Yvette Springer on (202) 482-2813.

    Dated: February 12, 2015.
Yvette Springer,
Committee Liaison Officer.
[FR Doc. 2015-03323 Filed 2-17-15; 8:45 am]