[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 184 (Wednesday, September 23, 2015)]
[Pages 57420-57421]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-24194]



[Public Notice: 9281]

Defense Trade Advisory Group; Notice of Open Meeting

SUMMARY: The Defense Trade Advisory Group (DTAG) will meet in open 
session from 1 p.m. until 5 p.m. on Thursday, October 29, 2015 at 1777 
F Street, NW., Washington, DC Entry and registration will begin at 
12:30 p.m. The membership of this advisory committee consists of 
private sector defense trade representatives, appointed by the 
Assistant Secretary of State for Political-Military Affairs, who advise 
the Department on policies, regulations, and technical issues affecting 
defense trade. The purpose of the meeting will be to discuss current 
defense trade issues and topics for further study.

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    The following agenda topics will be discussed: (1) Trade Compliance 
Process. Review of the current Voluntary Disclosure (VD) process and 
recommendations for possible improvements or changes (including 
analysis of how to address ``administrative'' VDs as distinguished from 
other VDs) while ensuring that foreign policy and national security 
interests are met; (2) Cyber Products. Review of ``cyber products'' and 
recommendations for which products, if any, should be included on the 
U.S. Munitions List, and potential impact on cyber products resulting 
from such export controls; (3) DTAG Structure and Operations. 
Examination of whether DTAG could function similar to the Commerce 
Department's Technical Advisory Committees (TACs), how DTAG could 
interface with such TACs, and whether State, Commerce and the 
Department of Defense should establish an interagency defense trade 
advisory group; and (4) Export Control Reform (ECR) status. Report on 
US industry views regarding licensing flexibilities and efficiencies 
(including availability of license exception, Strategic Trade 
Authorization), unintended consequences, and areas of potential 
improvements, resulting from the transfer of certain items from the 
jurisdiction of the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (US 
Munitions List) to the jurisdiction of the Export Administration 
Regulations (Commerce Control List).
    Members of the public may attend this open session and will be 
permitted to participate in the discussion in accordance with the 
Chair's instructions. Members of the public may, if they wish, submit a 
brief statement to the committee in writing.
    As seating is limited to 125 persons, those wishing to attend the 
meeting must notify the DTAG Alternate Designated Federal Officer (DFO) 
by COB Monday, October 19, 2015. Members of the public requesting 
reasonable accommodation must also notify the DTAG Alternate DFO by 
that date. If notified after this date, the Department will be unable 
to accommodate requests due to requirements at the meeting location.
    Each non-member observer or DTAG member that wishes to attend this 
plenary session should provide: His/her name and identifying data such 
as driver's license number, U.S. Government ID, or U.S. Military ID, to 
the DTAG Alternate DFO, Lisa Aguirre, via email at [email protected]. One 
of the following forms of valid photo identification will be required 
for admission to the meeting: U.S. driver's license, passport, U.S. 
Government ID or other valid photo ID.
    For additional information, contact Ms. Glennis Gross-Peyton, PM/
DDTC, SA-1, 12th Floor, Directorate of Defense Trade Controls, Bureau 
of Political-Military Affairs, U.S. Department of State, Washington, DC 
20522-0112; telephone (202) 663-2862; FAX (202) 261-8199; or email 
[email protected].

    Dated: September 9, 2015.
Lisa V. Aguirre,
Alternate Designated Federal Officer, Defense Trade Advisory Group, 
Department of State.
[FR Doc. 2015-24194 Filed 9-22-15; 8:45 am]