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Updated 04.12.18


Ensure commercial exports of defense articles and defense services are consistent with U.S. national security and foreign policy objectives.

New Items and Announcements
  • Industry Notice: Industry Feedback on Electronic Disclosures (DS-7787) (4.12.18)
    DDTC is developing an electronic version of the current DS-7787: Disclosure of Violations of the Arms Export Control Act form, also known as Disclosures. As an alternative to paper and mail, the online version will allow Industry personnel to submit Disclosures directly through DDTC’s Defense Export Compliance and Control System (DECCS). In an effort to improve this electronic form, DDTC is enabling a test version of the new online process for Industry feedback between April 16, 2018 – April 30, 2018, prior to it being publicly available online. If you are interested in participating, please visit https://pmddtcqa.service-now.com/um/ for more information on how to access and use the test version. Once you have completed testing, you can submit feedback or comments through the Provide feedback button.
  • Web Notice: DTAS System outage (3.20.18)
    The DTAS information systems will be unavailable from 4:00AM-6:00AM Thursday, March 22nd, 2018 for scheduled routine maintenance. The DTAS systems will be available Thursday, March 22nd, 2018 after 6:00AM.
  • Federal Register Notice: Final Rule; Amendment to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations: Addition of South Sudan (2.14.18)
    Click here to read
  • Federal Register Notice: Notice of Inquiry; Request for Comments Regarding Review of United States Munitions List Categories V, X, and XI (2.12.18)
    Click here to read
  • Industry Notice: (2.09.18)
    The Directorate’s Response Team and D-Trade Help Desk will both be undergoing an office move on Monday, February 12, and as a result will have very limited capacity to answer phone queries, as well as a lag time in answering e-mail messages. We appreciate your patience.
  • Web Notice: DTrade Profile Update (2.2.18)
    Please log in and verify that your email address is VALID. If you would like to change or update your DTrade email address please follow these instructions: Update Your DTrade Email Address Instruction Form
  • Web Notice: Change in Policy on Exports of Defense Articles and Defense Services to South Sudan (2.2.18)
    Pursuant to section 38(a) of the Arms Export Control Act and the delegated authority of the Secretary of State thereunder, the Secretary has determined that it is the policy of the Department of State to deny, with limited exceptions, export licenses or other approvals for defense articles and defense services subject to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) and destined for South Sudan. This policy is effective immediately. DDTC will publish a rule in the Federal Register to implement a conforming change to ITAR §126.1.
  • Industry Notice: (1.23.18)
    The Directorate of Defense Trade Controls is operational and all License, Agreement, Commodity Jurisdiction, Advisory Opinion, and any other request submitted to the Directorate are being accepted for review. If you are experiencing issues submitting requests, please contact the DDTC Service Desk by phone at 202-663-2838 or by email at dtradehelpdesk@state.gov.
  • DDTC Leadership Change: (12.26.17)
    Deputy Assistant Secretary Brian Nilsson is retiring after a distinguished career of 31 years. Effective December 23, 2017, Mr. Mike Miller will temporarily assume the duties of Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Defense Trade Controls. Mr. Miller, a career member of the Senior Executive Service, is currently the Director for Regional Security and Arms Transfers (RSAT) within the Bureau of Political-Military Affairs and is already well known in the defense trade sector.

    As a reminder, the following DDTC Acting positions are still effective:
    • Anthony Dearth, Acting Chief of Staff, Directorate of Defense Trade Controls Front Office.
    • Sarah Heidema, Acting Director of Defense Trade Controls Policy.
    • Terry Davis, Acting Director of Defense Trade Controls Licensing.
    • The Director of Defense Trade Controls Compliance position is vacant. As announced December 10, 2017, the leadership responsibilities are being shared by the team chiefs during the transition period until a new Director is identified.

  • DDTC Announcement: (12.10.17)
    Effective December 8th, the following informal structural and personnel changes were made to optimize resources for increased effectiveness in fulfilling DDTC’s core functions. The web phone roster will be updated within a few days.

    • Senior Analysts Alex Douville and Pete Walker were detailed into Team Co-Lead roles in Division 6 in anticipation of upcoming retirements. Under their leadership, Division 6 will oversee licenses for USML Commodity Categories I and III.
    • Senior Analysts Mike Boyd, Jonathan Dennis, Yolanda Gantlin, Jo Anne Riabouchinsky, Fran Tucker, and Nate Young have been tasked with greater responsibilities for managing case flow and quality control.
    • Licenses for USML Commodity Categories X and XIV are now redistributed to Divisions 5 and 3 respectively for increased load balancing and quality control.
    • The Registration Team, led by Chief Dan Cook, was detailed to the DDTC Front Office (FO) to facilitate greater collaboration on fee collections.
    • The remaining Compliance Office scope was narrowed to core functions and divided into the following three teams to better focus operations:

    • 1. Compliance and Civil Enforcement, led by Acting Chief Jae Shin, who was detailed from his current role as Acting Division Chief for the Regional Affairs and Analysis (RAA)
      2. Law Enforcement, led by Chief Julia Kruger Tulino.
      3. Committee on Foreign Investment in the US (CFIUS) and Mergers/Acquisitions (M&A), led by Team Chief Melanie Flaharty.
    • All AECA Section 3 investigations and reporting are now managed by DDTC’s Military Officers within the Office of Licensing (DTCL).
    • Acting Policy Deputy Director, Rick Koelling, also serves as Acting Division Chief for RAA.
    • Nick Memos was designated as Acting Division Chief for the Commodity Jurisdiction and Classification (CJC) Team.
  • Web Notice: (12.08.17)
    The IT Modernization Team is continuing its development efforts aimed at producing a modernized system to securely and efficiently provide web-based applications for select DDTC functions. The Defense Export Control & Compliance System (DECCS) testing and release is targeted for early 2018. The project team will provide more information for testing and release preparations as they are available.

    Please email pm_ddtcprojecteam@state.gov for any specific questions regarding DECCS.
  • Web Notice: Discontinuance of ELLIE and form DSP-119: (11.14.17)
    Effective December 1, 2017, DDTC will no longer accept form DSP-119 to amend the DSP-85. All pending DSP-119’s will be processed pursuant to 123.25 of the ITAR. Any DSP-119 form submitted to DDTC on or after December 1, 2017 will be returned without action. When amending the DSP-85, the applicant must submit a completely new DSP-85 along with a transmittal letter, signed by the Empowered Official explaining the amended change.
  • Web Notice: Category XIV(f)(7), including Chemical Agent Resistant Coatings (CARC): (11.01.17)
    Consistent with 81 FR 49531 (July 28, 2016), Category XIV(f)(7) defense articles are designated as Significant Military Equipment. Accordingly, any application to export Category XIV(f)(7) defense articles requires a DSP-83 non-transfer and use certificate.