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KEYNOTE: Department of Homeland Security Project Shield America Export Compliance
Keywords: Project Shield America, strategic technology, protection of US
Project Shield America is an integral part of the HSI counter-proliferation strategy of preventing illegal exporters, targeted foreign countries, terrorist groups and international criminal organizations from trafficking in weapons of mass destruction (WMD) and their components. HSI works to stop organized criminal and state-sponsored efforts from obtaining and illegally exporting licensable commodities, technologies, conventional munitions and firearms; exporting stolen property and engaging in financial transactions that support these activities or violate U.S. sanctions and embargoes. For decades, adversaries of the U.S. have acquired U.S. and Western technology by various means, both legal and illegal. Such acquisitions have provided these countries with Western research and strategic technology largely without cost and have assisted our adversaries in jeopardizing our soldiers, citizens and national interests. Strategic technology sought by certain proscribed countries includes: Technology necessary for the development of aircraft, missile and other tactical weapon delivery systems. All types of advanced signal and weapons detection, tracking and monitoring systems. Modern manufacturing technology for the production of microelectronics, computers, digital electronic components and signal processing systems. Technology and equipment used in the construction of nuclear weapons and materials. Biological, chemical warfare agents and precursors, and associated manufacturing equipment.\ This presentation will include: Export Laws and Sanctions, Export Management Systems (End User Agreements, AES, SEDs), American Business' Role, and Indications of Potential Illegal Exports
William F. Corcoran, Special Agent
Department of Homeland Security
Sterling, VA
USA


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