Monthly Archives: April 2015

DDTC Licensing Office Poised for Reorganization

According to an Industry Notice posted on the U.S. Department of State’s Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC) website, effective Monday, April 20, 2015, the Office of Defense Trade Controls Licensing (DTCL) will undergo a reorganization. Export Control Reform (ECR) has caused a 36% drop in licensing volume and has created a disparity in the volume of cases among the current divisions. Since 2013, DTCL has also experienced some downsizing through attrition. The new organizational structure will be leaner and will appropriately balance personnel and commodity volume to reflect the post-ECR environment while enabling DTCL to work toward meeting the directorate’s strategic goals.

DTCL will be reorganized into four operational divisions:
• Space, Missile, and Sensor Systems;
• Electronic and Training Systems;
• Sea, Land, and Air Systems; and
• Light Weapons and Personal Protective Equipment Systems.

In addition, a division for Plans, Personnel, Programs, and Procedures will consolidate many of the functions that were previously included in Division 7 as well as those functions that were distributed across other parts of DTCL. The new organizational chart is depicted here. Other portions of the DDTC website will be updated the weekend prior to implementation.

D-Trade will be configured to automatically route cases to the proper division based on the USML commodities on the application; no action is required by industry to adjust applications as a result of this reorganization.

Sea-Air-Space 2015

Founded in 1965, the Navy League’s Sea-Air-Space Exposition brings the U.S. defense industrial base, private-sector U.S. companies and key military decision makers together for an annual innovative, educational, and professional event.

The 50th Anniversary of Sea-Air-Space is taking place April 13–15, 2015, at the Gaylord Convention Center in Maryland’s National Harbor.

Sea-Air-Space is the largest maritime exposition in the U.S. If a product is intended to enhance and advance the quality of America’s Navy, Marine Corps, Coast Guard or U.S.-flag Merchant Marine, it will likely be on display at the Navy League’s Sea-Air-Space Exposition.

There are noteworthy benefits to attending Sea-Air-Space:

• Over 200 interactive exhibits showcasing the latest in maritime, defense and energy technology.
• Educational seminars and sessions at both the strategic and tactical levels and geared towards all of the Sea Services.
• Luncheon and banquet keynote speakers are provided an open forum to fully disclose up-to-the-minute information and paint a realistic picture of the future.
• Numerous networking opportunities with other leading professionals within the industry as well as key military personnel.

The Sea-Air-Space Exposition is free and open to the following qualified attendees:

• Active duty, reserve and retired U.S. Military
• U.S. federal, state and local government employees
• Members of Congress and Congressional Staff
• Representatives of foreign embassies, government and military
• Representatives of non-exhibiting defense industry companies
• Representatives of exhibiting companies
• Navy League members
• Invited guests of the Navy League

For more information and to register, visit