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Emerging Technology Technical Advisory Committee (ETTAC); Notice of Recruitment of Private-Sector Members

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The Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) is announcing a recruitment for new candidates to serve on the Emerging Technology Technical Advisory Committee (ETTAC) to advise the Department of Commerce and other agency officials on emerging technologies with potential dual-use applications. This advice will include: (a) The identification of such technologies as early as possible in their developmental stages both within the United States and abroad; (b) assessing and providing information on emerging technologies, potential “chokepoint technologies” (for example, technologies that, if developed by an adversary prior to development by the United States, could present grave threats to United States national and/or economic security) and trends in technologies of particular interest to BIS; (c) assessing the potential impact of the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) on research activities, including technical and policy issues relating to controls under the EAR, revisions of the Commerce Control List, including proposed revisions of multilateral controls in which the United States participates, and the issuance of regulations; and (d) any other matters relating to actions designed to carry out the policy set forth in Section 3(2)(A) of the Export Administration Act of 1979 as well as the directives contained in Section 1758 of H.R. 5515, the John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2019. In its work, the Committee will be forward leaning—focusing both on the current state of emerging technologies and projecting their likely effects five to ten years in the future on national security, the U.S. defense industrial base, and the overall health and competitiveness of the U.S. economy.

The ETTAC will consist of experts drawn from academia, industry, federal laboratories, and pertinent U.S. Government departments and agencies who are engaged in developing and producing cutting edge technology in areas key to maintaining a U.S. forward leaning presence in the world economy. ETTAC members are appointed by the Secretary of Commerce and serve terms of two years, and may not serve more than four consecutive years. The membership term limit reflects the Department's commitment to attaining balance and diversity. As a general rule members will be highly ranked, accomplished and recognized leaders, engineers, and scientists working in their disciplines as researchers and/or program managers. All members must be able to qualify for a Secret security clearance or a security clearance at a level sufficient to perform their work for the committee. The ETTAC will also reach out to other government and non-government experts to ensure a broad and thorough review of the issues. The ETTAC meets approximately four times per year. Members of the Committee will not be compensated for their services.

To respond to this recruitment notice, please send a copy of your resume to Ms. Yvette Springer at

Deadline: This Notice of Recruitment will close 30 days from its date of publication in the Federal Register.

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Yvette Springer,

Committee Liaison Officer.

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[FR Doc. 2018-16893 Filed 8-7-18; 8:45 am]