NATIONAL DEFENSE AUTHORIZATION ACT FOR FISCAL YEAR 1998 (House of Representatives - June 19, 1997)


(a) Required Post-Shipment Verification.--The Secretary of Commerce shall conduct post-shipment verification of each supercomputer that is exported from the United States, on or after the date of the enactment of this Act, to a country specified in subsection (c).

(b) Covered Supercomputers.--Subsection (a) applies with respect to a digital computer with a composite theoretical performance in excess of 2,000 millions of theoretical operations per seconds (MTOPS).

(c) Covered Countries.--For purposes of subsection (a), the countries specified in this subsection are the countries listed as `computer tier 3' eligible countries in section 740.7 of title 15 of the Code of Federal Regulations, as in effect on June 10, 1997.

(d) Annual Report.--The Secretary of Commerce shall submit to the congressional committees specified in subsection (f) an annual report on the results of post shipment verifications conducted under this section during the preceding year. Each such report shall include a list of all such items exported from the United States to such countries during the previous year and, with respect to each such export, the following:

(1) The destination country.

(2) The date of export.

(3) The intended end use and intended end user.

(4) The results of the post-shipment verification.

(c) Explanation When Verification Not Conducted.--If a post-shipment verification has not been conducted in accordance with subsection (a) with respect to any such export during the period covered by a report, the Secretary shall include in the report for that period a detailed explanation of the reasons why such a post-shipment verification was not conducted.

(f) Congressional Committees.--For purposes of subsection (a), the congressional committees specified in this subsection are the following:

(1) The Committee on National Security and the Committee on International Relations of the House of Representatives.

(2) The Committee on Armed Services and the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs of the Senate.

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