The Deemed Export Advisory Committee (DEAC) was chartered by the Secretary of Commerce (the “Secretary”) on June 6, 2006, and renewed for an additional twelve month period on May 10, 2007. The Secretary established the DEAC under the terms of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) (Pub. L. No. 92-463, 5 U.S.C., App. 2) to ensure that the nation’s Deemed Export policy continues to best protect United States national security while striving to promote the ability of United States industry and academic research to continue at the leading edge of technological innovation.
The Committee is structured to ensure a balanced membership that offered a comprehensive point of view on the complex technical and policy issues associated with the Deemed Export issue. The DEAC is thus composed of members with experience in industry, academia and government service as well as other related topics.