Export Control Challenges Associated with Securing the Homeland



Export Control Challenges Associated with Securing the Homeland
NAS Press | 2012 | ISBN: 0309254477 9780309254472 | 79 pages | PDF | 10 MB
This book found that outdated regulations are not uniquely responsible for the problems that export controls post to DHS, although they are certainly an integral part of the picture. This report also explains that the source of these problems lies within a policy process that has yet to take into account the unique mission of DHS relative to export controls.
The 'homeland' security mission of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is paradoxical: Its mission space is uniquely focused on the domestic consequences of security threats, but these threats may be international in origin, organization, and implementation. The DHS is responsible for the domestic security implications of threats to the United States posed, in part, through the global networks of which the United States is a part.
While the security of the U.S. air transportation network could be increased if it were isolated from connections to the larger international network, doing so would be a highly destructive step for the entire fabric of global commerce and the free movement of people.
The book explains the need by the Department of Defense and State to recognize the international nature of DHS's vital statutory mission, the need to further develop internal processes at DHS to meet export control requirements and implement export control policies, as well as the need to reform the export control interagency process in ways that enable DHS to work through the U.S. export control process to cooperate with its foreign counterparts.
CONTENTS
Summary
Introduction
Chapter 1 Department of Homeland Security International Activities and Export Controls
Chapter 2 Department of Homeland Security’s Internal Processes
Chapter 3 The Interagency Process for Export Controls
Conclusion
APPENDIXES
A Committee Member Biographies
B Department of Homeland Security Organization Chart
C Science and Technology Directorate Organization Chart
D Mission and Duties of the Science and Technology Directorate
E Agendas for Public Meetings
F 108 Congressional Committees Oversee the Department of Homeland Security
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