Impacts of U.S. Export Control Policies on Science and Technology Activities and Competitiveness

July 9, 2009 at 9:02 pm | Posted in Space Law | 1 Comment

by P.J. Blount with the blog faculty

The Federation of American Scientists has made the House Committee on Science and Technology Hearing on Impacts of U.S. Export Control Policies on Science and Technology Activities and Competitiveness available. The contents include:

C O N T E N T S
February 25, 2009

Witness List ………………………………………………………………………………………………. 2
Hearing Charter ………………………………………………………………………………………… 3

Opening Statements
Statement by Representative Bart Gordon, Chairman, Committee on Science and Technology, U.S. House of Representatives ……………………………………….. 22
Written Statement ……………………………………………………………………………….. 23
Statement by Representative Ralph M. Hall, Minority Ranking Member, Committee on Science and Technology, U.S. House of Representatives ……… 24
Written Statement ……………………………………………………………………………….. 25
Prepared Statement by Representative Jerry F. Costello, Member, Committee on Science and Technology, U.S. House of Representatives ……………………….. 28
Prepared Statement by Representative Eddie Bernice Johnson, Member, Committee on Science and Technology, U.S. House of Representatives …………….. 28
Prepared Statement by Representative Gabrielle Giffords, Member, Committee on Science and Technology, U.S. House of Representatives …………….. 29
Prepared Statement by Representative Harry E. Mitchell, Member, Committee on Science and Technology, U.S. House of Representatives …………….. 29
Statement by Representative Dana Rohrabacher, Member, Committee on Science and Technology, U.S. House of Representatives ……………………………. 26
Written Statement ……………………………………………………………………………….. 27

Witnesses:
Lieutenant General Brent Scowcroft (USAF, Ret.), President and Founder, The Scowcroft Group
Oral Statement ……………………………………………………………………………………. 30
Written Statement ……………………………………………………………………………….. 32
Biography ……………………………………………………………………………………………. 34

Mr. A. Thomas Young, Lockheed Martin Corporation (Ret.); Co-Chair, Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), Working Group on the Health of the U.S. Space Industrial Base and the Impact of Export Controls
Oral Statement ……………………………………………………………………………………. 34
Written Statement ……………………………………………………………………………….. 35
Biography ……………………………………………………………………………………………. 38

Dr. Claude R. Canizares, Vice President for Research and Associate Provost, Bruno Rossi Professor of Physics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Oral Statement ……………………………………………………………………………………. 39
Written Statement ……………………………………………………………………………….. 40
Biography ……………………………………………………………………………………………. 42

Major General Robert S. Dickman, Executive Director, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Oral Statement ……………………………………………………………………………………. 43
Written Statement ……………………………………………………………………………….. 44
Biography ……………………………………………………………………………………………. 49

Discussion
Executive Order Relating to Relief for Universities …………………………………… 50
International Dual-use Technology Balance ……………………………………………… 51
Differentiating Military Weapons and Dual-use Technology ……………………… 52
Dual-track Export Control Systems …………………………………………………………. 53
Export Control Dangers With the Chinese ……………………………………………….. 54
Conclusion of Hearing ……………………………………………………………………………… 55

Appendix 1: Answers to Post-Hearing Questions
Lieutenant General Brent Scowcroft (USAF, Ret.), President and Founder, The Scowcroft Group ……………………………………………………………………………….. 58
Mr. A. Thomas Young, Lockheed Martin Corporation (Ret.); Co-Chair, Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), Working Group on the Health of the U.S. Space Industrial Base and the Impact of Export Controls ……………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 62
Dr. Claude R. Canizares, Vice President for Research and Associate Provost, Bruno Rossi Professor of Physics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology ….. 65
Major General Robert S. Dickman, Executive Director, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics ………………………………………………………………. 69
Appendix 2: Additional Material for the Record
Briefing of the Working Group on the Health of the U.S. Space Industrial Base and the Impact of Export Controls, Center for Strategic & International Studies, February 2008 …………………………………………………………….. 76

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  1. […] A Congressional Committee held a hearing yesterday on export controls:  ”The Export Administration Act: A Review of Outstanding Policy Considerations.”  Res Communis has posted the transcript of an earlier hearing on a similar issue by another House Committee, here. […]


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