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The Commerce Department’s Bureau of Industry and Security Regulations and Procedures Technical Advisory Committee held a marathon open session Tuesday, with a particular emphasis on the microelectronics supply chain.

Next up, a team from the Strategic Radiation Hardened Electronics Council discussed collaborative efforts across agencies and industry to ensure survivable electronics, terrestrial and in space.

Evan Broderick Acting Executive Director of the Information and Communications Technology and Services (ICTS) program at BIS discussed the OICTS, a rapidly growing enforcement activity that set up shop last March.

“The program started with the 2019 Order 13873. that is the Supply Chain EO as it's commonly referred to. It is essentially said that the secretary of commerce can prohibit or mitigate ICTS transactions: information and communications technology transactions that used data in transferred from and linked to a foreign adversary."

Commerce released a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking for the guardrails intended to ensure technology and innovation funded by the CHIPS and Science Act is not used for malign purposes by adversaries.

President Biden’s $6.9 trillion fiscal year 2024 budget request puts an emphasis throughout on out-competing China by increasing investments in domestic manufacturing and infrastructure, while maintaining a strong US presence in the Asia Pacific.

“China is the United States’ only competitor with both the intent to reshape the international order and, increasingly, the economic, diplomatic, military, and technological power to do it,” according to the President’s introduction to his budget.

Assistant Secretary for Export Enforcement Matthew S. Axelrod  reviewed his team's initiatives in the Research Community in a March 8th speech to the Academic Security and Counter Exploitation Program’s Seventh Annual Seminar. 

February month saw the 118th Congress find their new offices, stand up their new committees, and raise a chorus from both sides of the aisle for more participation in trade policy.  

Signaling a redoubled focus on countries providing conduits to evade western sanctions, Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security, the Department of Justice and Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control, issued a Tri-Seal Compliance Note to …

In an effort to encourage more voluntary self-disclosure, Justice announced revisions to the Corporate Enforcement Policy, which applies to all corporate criminal matters handled by the Criminal …

BIS export enforcement takes a two-pronged approach to enforcement and compliance. Our focus isn't just within the borders of the US, but it's also beyond our borders.

Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Export Enforcement Matt Axelrod spoke to the 12th Annual Forum on U.S. Export & Re-export Compliance for Canadian Operations Jan 31 in Totonto.

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