[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 19 (Monday, January 29, 2018)]
[Pages 4114-4115]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2018-01530]



[Public Notice: 10289]

Defense Trade Advisory Group; Notice of Membership

AGENCY: Department of State.

ACTION: Notice.


    The U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Political-Military 
Affairs' Defense Trade Advisory Group (DTAG) is accepting membership 
applications. The Bureau of Political-Military Affairs is interested in 
applications from subject matter experts from the United States defense 
industry, relevant trade and labor associations, academic, and 
foundation personnel.
    The DTAG was established as an advisory committee under the 
authority of 22 U.S.C. Sections 2651a and 2656 and the Federal Advisory 
Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. App. (``FACA''). The purpose of the DTAG is to 
provide the Bureau of Political-Military Affairs with a formal channel 
for regular consultation and coordination with U.S. private sector 
defense exporters and defense trade organizations on issues involving 
U.S. laws, policies, and regulations for munitions exports. The DTAG 
advises the Bureau on its support for and regulation of defense trade 
to help ensure that impediments to legitimate exports are reduced while 
the foreign policy and national security interests of the United States 
continue to be protected and advanced in accordance with the Arms 
Export Control Act (AECA), as amended. Major topics addressed by the 
DTAG include (a) policy issues on commercial defense trade and 
technology transfer; (b) regulatory and licensing procedures applicable 
to defense articles, services, and technical data; (c) technical issues 
involving the U.S. Munitions List (USML); and (d) questions relating to 
actions designed to carry out the AECA and International Traffic in 
Arms Regulations (ITAR).
    Members are appointed by the Assistant Secretary of State for 
Political-Military Affairs on the basis of individual substantive and 
technical expertise and qualifications, and must be representatives of 
United States defense industry, relevant trade and labor associations, 
academic, and foundation personnel. In accordance with the DTAG 
Charter, all DTAG members must be U.S. citizens, and DTAG members will 
represent the views of their organizations. All DTAG members shall be 
aware of the Department of State's mandate that arms transfers must 
further U.S. national security and foreign policy interests.

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DTAG members also shall be versed in the complexity of commercial 
defense trade and industrial competitiveness, and all members must be 
able to advise the Bureau on these matters. While members are expected 
to use their expertise and provide candid advice, national security and 
foreign policy interests of the United States, as well as the interests 
of the entities they represent, shall be the bases for all policy and 
technical recommendations.
    DTAG members' responsibilities include:
     Service for a consecutive two-year term which may be 
renewed or terminated at the discretion of the Assistant Secretary of 
State for Political-Military Affairs (membership shall automatically 
terminate for members who fail to attend two consecutive DTAG plenary 
     Making recommendations in accordance with the DTAG Charter 
and the FACA.
     Making policy and technical recommendations within the 
scope of the U.S. commercial export control regime as mandated in the 
AECA, the ITAR, and appropriate directives.
    Please note that DTAG members may not be reimbursed for travel, per 
diem, and other expenses incurred in connection with their duties as 
DTAG members. How to apply: Applications in response to this notice 
must contain the following information: (1) Name of applicant; (2) 
affirmation of U.S. citizenship; (3) organizational affiliation and 
title, as appropriate; (4) mailing address; (5) work telephone number; 
(6) email address; (7) resum[eacute]; and (8) summary of qualifications 
for DTAG membership.
    This information may be provided via two methods:
     Emailed to the following address: [email protected]. In the 
subject field, please write, ``DTAG Membership Application.''
     Send in hardcopy to the following address: Mr. Glenn E. 
Smith, 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.
    All applications must be postmarked by March 2, 2018.

Anthony Dearth,
Alternate Designated Federal Officer, Defense Trade Advisory Group, 
Department of State.
[FR Doc. 2018-01530 Filed 1-26-18; 8:45 am]