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DOS - 665 - Defense Trade Advisory Group - Agency Authority


Committee NameDefense Trade Advisory GroupAgency NameDepartment of State
Fiscal Year2022Committee Number665
Original Establishment Date10/28/1991Committee StatusChartered
Actual Termination Date Committee URL
New Committee This FYNoPresidential Appointments*No
Terminated This FYNoMax Number of Members*50
Current Charter Date5/6/2022Designated Fed Officer Position Title*Designated Federal Official
Date Of Renewal Charter5/6/2024Designated Federal Officer PrefixMr.
Projected Termination Date Designated Federal Officer First Name*Michael
Exempt From Renewal*NoDesignated Federal Officer Middle NameF
Specific Termination Authority22 U.S.C. 2656Designated Federal Officer Last Name*Miller
Establishment Authority*Agency AuthorityDesignated Federal Officer Suffix
Specific Establishment Authority*22 U.S.C. 2656Designated Federal Officer Phone*202 663-3537
Effective Date Of Authority*7/27/1992Designated Federal Officer Fax*N/A
Exempt From EO 13875 Discretionary CmteNot ApplicableDesignated Federal Officer Email*
Committee Type*Continuing
Committee Function*Other Committee


Agency Recommendation*Continue
Legislation to Terminate RequiredNot Applicable
Legislation StatusNot Applicable
How does cmte accomplish its purpose?*The DTAG provides the Department, through studies and in consultations, specific recommendations on issues affecting exports of defense goods and services. These recommendations command the attention of key policymakers on defense trade issues, including Political-Military Affairs Bureau principals and the Under Secretary for Arms Control and International Security Affairs. U.S. defense firms are directly affected by the Department's decisions on trade policies and new innovations and revisions to the licensing procedures. Through DTAG, defense trade specialists provide the Department with their views on how to clarify policies and streamline licensing procedures.
How is membership balanced?*DTAG members are private sector defense trade specialists from U.S. defense companies, trade associations, law firms, policy institutions, and academia.
How frequent & relevant are cmte mtgs?*A DTAG meeting will be called by the DFO following a request by the Chairman. There will be at least one meeting per fiscal year. DTAG provides insight and recommendations relevant to a variety of defense trade topics including technical data under the ITAR, Export Control Reform, treaty exemptions, common carrier definitions, and controlled unclassified information. DDTC hosted a virtual plenary on November 4,2021 and April 28, 2022.
Why advice can't be obtained elsewhere?*DTAG is the only advisory committee which allows the Department to benefit from the advice of private sector defense trade specialists on how better to carry out the Department's statutory obligations under the Arms Export Control Act.
Why close or partially close meetings?Although DTAG plenary meetings have traditionally been open, the Committee occasionally holds closed or partially closed meetings when committee members are working issues directly with the Department. However, the findings of the these meetings are always discussed and presented during the open plenary meetings, open to the public.
Recommendation RemarksRegarding the annual committee meeting, DTAG held a plenary virtually for FY 22 on 4 November 2021 (166 attendees) and 28, April 2022 (131 attendees). These open sessions were held virtually online via the WebEX platform with the purpose of discussing current defense trade issues and topics such as International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) reorganization, compliance guidelines and Part 130 reporting forms. As votes are executed democratically during the meeting, we do not publish a report following the session; however the official meeting minutes outline each decision that was reached.


Outcome Improvement To Health Or Safety*NoAction Reorganize Priorities*No
Outcome Trust In GovernmentNoAction Reallocate ResourcesNo
Outcome Major Policy ChangesNoAction Issued New RegulationsNo
Outcome Advance In Scientific ResearchNoAction Proposed LegislationNo
Outcome Effective Grant MakingNoAction Approved Grants Or Other PaymentsNo
Outcome Improved Service DeliveryNoAction OtherNo
Outcome Increased Customer SatisfactionNoAction CommentDTAG recommendations are normally incorporated into proposed rules and reform policies as appropriate.
Outcome Implement Laws/Reg RequirementsNoGrants Review*No
Outcome OtherNoNumber Of Grants Reviewed0
Outcome CommentNANumber Of Grants Recommended0
Cost Savings*Unable to DetermineDollar Value Of Grants Recommended$0.00
Cost Savings CommentNAGrants Review CommentNA
Number Of Recommendations*137Access Contact Designated Fed. Officer*Yes
Number Of Recommendations CommentThe Defense Trade Advisory Group (DTAG) presented 5 separate presentations on Defense Export Control and Compliance System Enhancement Prioritization, Compliance Guidelines, ITAR Part 130 and Foreign Licensing Mechanisms.Access Agency WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented*10.00%Access Committee WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented CommentAt this time, all proposals are under consideration. Proposed recommendations are expected to be published before the end of the calendar year that incorporates recommendations made by the DTAG.Access GSA FACA WebsiteYes
% of Recs Partially Implemented*50.00%Access PublicationsNo
% of Recs Partially Implemented CommentAt this time, all proposals are under consideration.Access OtherNo
Agency Feedback*YesAccess CommentN/A
Agency Feedback Comment*Agency feedback is provided during the plenary meeting and/or via email to a committee chair member. This information is available for the public and can be obtained on the DDTC website Description*The Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC), in accordance with 22 U.S.C. 2778-2780 of the Arms Export Control Act (AECA) and the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) (22 CFR Parts 120-130), is charged with controlling the export and temporary import of defense articles and defense services covered by the United States Munitions List (USML). The Defense Trade Advisory Group (DTAG) provides a formal channel for regular consultation and coordination with U.S. private sector defense exporters and defense trade specialists on issues involving U.S. laws, policies, and regulations for munitions exports. The DTAG advises the Department on its support for and regulation of defense trade to help ensure that impediments to legitimate exports are reduced while the foreign policy and national security interests of the United States continue to be protected and advanced.
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Payments to Non-Federal Members*$0.00Est Payments to Non-Fed Members Next FY*$0.00
Payments to Federal Members*$0.00Est. Payments to Fed Members Next FY*$0.00
Payments to Federal Staff*$64,400.00Estimated Payments to Federal Staff*$64,400.00
Payments to Consultants*$0.00Est. Payments to Consultants Next FY*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Non-Federal Members*$0.00Est Travel Reimb Non-Fed Members nextFY*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Federal Members*$0.00Est Travel Reimb For Fed Members*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Federal Staff*$0.00Est. Travel Reimb to Fed Staff Next FY*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Consultants*$0.00Est Travel Reimb to Consultants Next FY*$0.00
Other Costs$1,530.00Est. Other Costs Next FY*$1,530.00
Total Costs$65,930.00Est. Total Next FY*$65,930.00
Date Cost Last Modified10/24/2022 1:24 PMEst. Fed Staff Support Next FY*0.42
Federal Staff Support (FTE)*0.42Est Cost Remarks
Cost Remarks  
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Interest Areas

Computer Technology
National Defense
National Security and Defense
Exports and Imports
Trade and Trade Policy


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Data from Previous Years

ActionCommittee System IDCommittee NameFiscal Year
 COM-039236Defense Trade Advisory Group2021
 COM-037282Defense Trade Advisory Group2020
 COM-036300Defense Trade Advisory Group2019
 COM-033669Defense Trade Advisory Group2018
 COM-001586Defense Trade Advisory Group2017
 COM-002678Defense Trade Advisory Group2016
 COM-003743Defense Trade Advisory Group2015
 COM-004756Defense Trade Advisory Group2014
 COM-005691Defense Trade Advisory Group2013
 COM-007094Defense Trade Advisory Group2012
 COM-007805Defense Trade Advisory Group2011
 COM-009104Defense Trade Advisory Group2010
 COM-010138Defense Trade Advisory Group2009
 COM-011001Defense Trade Advisory Group2008
 COM-011899Defense Trade Advisory Group2007
 COM-012817Defense Trade Advisory Group2006
 COM-013818Defense Trade Advisory Group2005
 COM-014712Defense Trade Advisory Group2004
 COM-015744Defense Trade Advisory Group2003
 COM-016702Defense Trade Advisory Group2002
 COM-017704Defense Trade Advisory Group2001
 COM-018652Defense Trade Advisory Group2000
 COM-019628Defense Trade Advisory Group1999
 COM-020735Defense Trade Advisory Group1998
 COM-021511Defense Trade Advisory Group1997