Chairman Will Hurd (R-TX) – Oversight Subcommittee on Information Technology
Chairman John Ratcliffe (R-TX) – Homeland Security Subcommittee on Cybersecurity, Infrastructure Protection, and Security Technologies
• To review the interagency export control policy and process implementing the 2013 Wassenaar Arrangement cybersecurity technologies additions.
• To review the Department of Commerce’s (Commerce) rule-making process for implementing the Wassenaar export controls.
• To highlight the impact on American businesses and the cybersecurity industry.
• To discuss how the Department of State (State) and their interagency partners should proceed on cybersecurity matters at Wassenaar moving forward.
• In 2013, State agreed to a proposal to make intrusion and surveillance technologies subject to multilateral export controls under the Wassenaar Arrangement.
• The Wassenaar Arrangement is a multilateral export control forum for dual use goods and technology where 41 countries must come to a consensus on proposed export controls. Then, each country implements these controls under their national rules with a significant level of discretion.
• On May 20, 2015, Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) published a proposed rule to implement the 2013 Wassenaar Arrangement control on intrusion and surveillance technologies. In response, BIS received 264 public comments that overwhelmingly opposed the proposed rule. BIS retracted the proposed rule and is reengaging with its interagency partners.
Assistant Secretary for Export Administration
U.S. Department of Commerce
Deputy Under Secretary for Cybersecurity and Communications, National Protection and Programs Directorate
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Vice President, Global Government Affairs and Cybersecurity Policy
Vice President, Engineering Trust and Assurance
Assistant General Counsel, Cybersecurity
President and CEO
Information Technology Industry Council
Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for International Security and Nonproliferation
Department of State
Director of Conventional Arms threat Reduction, Bureau of International Security and Nonproliferation
Department of State