Meeting the Challenge: Promoting National Security, Trade and Compliance in an Era of Shrinking Defense Budgets and Export Control Reforms

A Program at the 2014 Spring Meeting

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In March 2013, mandatory sequestration requirements entered into effect requiring the U.S. Defense Department to execute nearly $500 billion in spending cuts over the next decade. One month later, the U.S. State and Commerce Departments introduced the first in a series of final rules that are moving many thousands of items from the U.S. Munitions List (USML) to the less stringently controlled Commerce Control List (CCL). The effects of these major developments on U.S. national security, international defense collaboration, global trade, and technology transfers are unclear. High-level leaders from the U.S. Government, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), the aerospace and defense sector, and private practice will discuss how these developments affect critical defense programs, especially multilateral defense initiatives such as the Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) program, and research and development in these cooperative ventures. This seasoned panel will elaborate on what aerospace and defense companies must do to comply and compete in a new era of challenges and opportunities. In addition, the speakers will share insights on best practices required for export controls compliance and opine on national security priorities in a radically changing regulatory and economic environment.

Sponsoring Committees

International Trade Committee, Export Controls and Economic Sanctions Committee, Aerospace and Defense Committee, National Security Committee, Young Lawyers Interest Network (YIN)

Program Chair(s)

Geoffrey Goodale, Trade Law Advisors, PLLC
Jonathan Michael Meyer, Attorney at Law


Jonathan Michael Meyer, Attorney at Law


James Henry Bergeron, NATO Allied Maritime Command
Debi Davis, United Technologies Corporation
Sarah Heidema, U.S. Department of State (DDTC)
Kevin Wolf, U.S. Department of Commerce (BIS)
Geoffrey Goodale, Trade Law Advisors, PLLC