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Mar 17

The Future of Export Control Policy: Protecting Sensitive Technologies and Promoting a Healthy Defense Industrial Base

Location: The Heritage Foundation's Allison Auditorium

Globalization is altering the structure of the defense industrial base. While globalization presents the government with expanded opportunities for obtaining the goods and services it needs to field the best fighting force in the world, it also carries significant risks regarding the release of sensitive technologies to those who may intend harm to the United States. Economic globalization and the more dynamic structure of international relations after the Cold War are making the task of fashioning an effective policy to control the commodities and technologies U.S. industry may otherwise export increasingly complex. The complexity is compounded by the fact that the Department of Defense is seeking broader allied participation in the acquisition of advanced defense systems. Where should the U.S. government draw the line between what it will allow industry to export and what it will protect? Our guest experts will examine the issues surrounding the relationship between export controls and maintaining a healthy defense industrial base.

More About the Speakers

Keynote Speaker

The Honorable Peter Lichtenbaum
Steptoe & Johnson, LLP and
Former Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Export Administration

Panel Discussion featuring:

The Honorable William Courtney
Senior Marketing Executive,
Computer Sciences Corporation

Daniella Markheim
Jay Van Andel Senior Analyst in Trade Policy, Center for International Trade and Economics,
The Heritage Foundation

Alan Tonelson
Research Fellow,
United States Business and Industry Council

Hosted By

Baker Spring Baker Spring

F.M. Kirby Research Fellow in National Security Policy Read More