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Department of Defense

DIRECTIVE

NUMBER 5120.49

March 14, 1990




USD(P)

SUBJECT:  DoD International Technology Transfer Coordinating Committee

References: (a)  Title 10, United States Code

(b)  DoD Directive 2040.2, "International Transfers of Technology, Goods, Services, and Munitions," January 17, 1984 (hereby amended)

(c)  "National Policy and Procedures for the Disclosure of Classified Military Information to Foreign Governments and International Organizations" (short title: National Disclosure Policy (NDP-1)), October 1, 1988

(d)  DoD Directive 5230.11, "Disclosure of Classified Military Information to Foreign Governments and International Organizations," December 31, 1984

1.  PURPOSE

This Directive:

1.1.  Establishes the DoD International Technology Transfer Coordinating Committee pursuant to the authority vested in the Secretary of Defense under reference (a).

1.2.  Prescribes the functions, responsibilities, and authorities of the Committee.

1.3.  Cancels enclosure 2 of reference (b).

2.  APPLICABILITY AND SCOPE

This Directive:

2.1.  Applies to the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD), the Military Departments, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (Joint Staff), the Unified and Specified Commands, the Inspector General of the Department of Defense (IG, DoD), the Defense Agencies, and the DoD Field Activities (hereafter referred to collectively as "DoD Components").

2.2.  Applies to all technology transfer matters, including transfers through strategic trade licensing; munitions licensing; security assistance; and DoD research, development, and acquisition activities.

2.3.  Does not affect the policies, procedures, and responsibilities set forth in NDP-1 and DoD Directive 5230.11 (references (c) and (d)).

3.  MISSION

The DoD International Technology Transfer Coordinating Committee is the senior advisory body to the Secretary and Deputy Secretary of Defense for the development of integrated policy in the Department of Defense regarding international technology transfer and for the coordination of international technology transfer issues.  The Committee shall advise the Secretary and Deputy Secretary, through the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy (USD(P)), on the following matters:

3.1.  Policy issues relating to the transfer of strategically sensitive technology.  This shall include, but not be limited to, strategic trade, defense cooperative programs, science and technology agreements and exchanges, export of munitions items, international memoranda of understanding, industrial base and competitiveness concerns, and foreign acquisitions.

3.2.  International technology transfer issues, including development of coordinated DoD positions on specific licensing cases when they cannot be accomplished at a lower level.

4.  MEMBERSHIP

4.1.  The DoD International Technology Transfer Coordinating Committee shall be composed as follows:

4.1.1.  Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Policy (Chair);

4.1.2.  Director of Defense Research and Engineering (Vice-Chair);

4.1.3.  Assistant Secretary of Defense for Command, Control, Communications, and Intelligence;

4.1.4.  Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, or his senior representatives;

4.1.5.  Secretaries of the Military Departments, or their senior representatives;

4.1.6.  Two additional representatives from the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy, designated by that Under Secretary; and

4.1.7.  Two additional representatives from the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, designated by that Under Secretary.

4.2.  The Committee Chair may invite representatives from the DoD Components or other Government Agencies on a case-by-case basis if the Chair determines that the presence of these representatives is appropriate because of the specific issues under consideration.

4.3.  The General Counsel of the Department of Defense shall provide legal advice to the Chair.

5.  RESPONSIBILITIES AND AUTHORITIES

5.1.  The Committee Chair shall:

5.1.1.  Direct and supervise the operations of the Committee.

5.1.2.  Schedule and preside at Committee meetings.

5.1.3.  Establish agendas, in consultation with the Vice-Chair, and ensure that agendas and supporting documents to be considered are prepared and distributed in advance of scheduled meetings.

5.1.4.  Designate an Executive Secretary to provide administrative support for Committee operations and proceedings.

5.1.5.  Ensure that appropriate records and reports of Committee activities are prepared and maintained.

5.1.6.  Establish subcommittees, as necessary to accomplish Committee responsibilities.

5.2.  In the absence of the Chair, the Vice-Chair shall act as Chair.

5.3.  The DoD Components shall provide support needed by the Committee.

6.  EFFECTIVE DATE

This Directive is effective immediately.

Signed by: Donald J. Atwood, Deputy Secretary of Defense