|[April 26, 2012]
AIAA and ABA to Hold Capitol Hill "Conversation on Export Controls"
RESTON, Va. --(Business Wire)--
The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) and the
American Bar Association Section of Science & Technology Law (SciTech)
will co-sponsor a "Conversation on Export Controls" on Wednesday, May 9.
This luncheon event will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in Room
2325 of the Rayburn House Office Building, Independence Avenue and South
Capitol Street, Washington, D.C. 20003.
The conversation will highlight flaws within the current International
Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) regime, and propose possible
solutions. Also, the panel will discuss the Interim Report from the
Departments of Defense and State to Congress on Section 1248 of the
National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012, allowing for a
robust discussion of how ITAR currently affects the manufacture and
trade of satellites and other related technology.
The panel will be moderated by James Rendleman, chair, AIAA Technical
Committee on Legal Aspects of Aeronautics and Astronautics. Speakers for
the event will be: Dennis Burnett, vice president, trade and export
controls, EADS (News - Alert) - North America; Matt Kleiman, corporate counsel, Draper
Laboratory, nd chair of the ABA SciTech Space Law Committee; Ann
Liebschutz, executive director, United States - Israel Science &
Technology Foundation; Dr. Michael Mineiro, international and
interagency affairs specialist, National Oceanic (News - Alert) and Atmospheric
Administration; and Major Matthew Burris, United States Strategic
Command. Brian H. Nilsson, director, Non-Proliferation - Export
Controls, White House National Security Staff, has been invited to
attend as well.
Robert S. Dickman, executive director of AIAA, stated: "Discussions like
this are crucial in understanding how the current ITAR regime has hurt
our nation's technology industry's ability to compete in the world
market, while encouraging other nations to develop their technological
sectors to the detriment of our nation's economic and national security.
This panel will examine the shortcomings of the ITAR regime and propose
sensible steps for reform - steps which will be crucial to once again
reclaiming America's preeminence in the world technology marketplace."
For more information about "A Conversation on Export Controls," contact
Duane Hyland at 703.264.7558 or email@example.com.
The event is open to credentialed members of the press.
AIAA is the world's largest technical society dedicated to the global
aerospace profession. With more than 35,000 individual members
worldwide, and 90 corporate members, AIAA brings together industry,
academia, and government to advance engineering and science in aviation,
space, and defense. For more information, visit www.aiaa.org.
American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
Alexander Bell Drive, Suite 500, Reston, VA 20191-4344
Phone (News - Alert):
703.264.7558 Fax: 703.264.7551 www.aiaa.org
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