[Federal Register: January 5, 2007 (Volume 72, Number 3)]
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Bureau of Industry and Security

Deemed Export Advisory Committee; Notice of Partially Closed 

    The Deemed Export Advisory Committee (DEAC) will meet in open 
sessions on January 22, 2007 from 8 a.m.-12 p.m. and January 23, 2007 
from 8 a.m.-10 a.m. at the American Electronics Association, 5201 Great 
American Parkway, Suite 400, Santa Clara, CA 95054. The DEAC is a 
Federal Advisory Committee established in accordance with the 
requirements of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended, 5 
U.S.C. app.2. It advises the Secretary of Commerce on deemed export 
licensing policy. A tentative agenda of topics for discussion is listed 
below. While these topics will likely be discussed, this list is not 
exhaustive and there may be discussion of other related items during 
the public session.

January 22 and 23, 2007

Public Session

    1. Introductory Remarks.
    2. Current Deemed Export Control Policy Issues.
    3. Technology Transfer Issues.
    4. U.S. Industry Competitiveness.
    5. U.S. Academic and Government Research Communities.
    6. Industry, Academia and other Stakeholder Comments.
    A limited number of seats will be available for the public session. 
Reservations will not be accepted. To the extent time permits, members 
of the general public may present oral statements to the DEAC. The 
general public may submit written statements at any time before or 
after the meeting. However, to facilitate distribution to DEAC members, 
BIS suggests that general public presentation materials or comments be 
forwarded before the meeting to Ms. Yvette Springer at 
[email protected] or (202) 482-2813.

January 23, 2007

Closed Session

    7. The DEAC will also meet in a closed session on Tuesday, January 
23, 2007, from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. During the closed session, there will be 
discussion of matters determined to be exempt from the provisions 
relating to public meetings found in 5 U.S.C. app. 2 Sec. Sec.  
10(a)(1) and 10(a)(3). The Assistant Secretary for Administration 
formally determined on December 12, 2006, pursuant to Section 10(d) of 
the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended (5 U.S.C. app. 2 Sec.  
(10)(d)), that the portion of the meeting concerning trade secrets and 
commercial or financial information deemed privileged or confidential 
as described in 5 U.S.C. 552b(c)(4) and the portion of the meeting 
concerning matters the disclosure of which would be likely to 
significantly frustrate implementation of an agency action as described 
in 5 U.S.C. 552b(c)(9)(B) shall be exempt from the provisions relating 
to public meetings found in 5 U.S.C. app. 2 Sec. Sec.  10(a)(1) and 
10(a)(3). All other portions of the DEAC meeting will be open to the 
    This action also discusses recent leadership changes within the 
DEAC. Originally, the Committee was formed with two co-chairmen, Robert 
Gates, who was then President of Texas A&M, and Norm Augustine, retired 
Chairman & CEO of Lockheed Martin. Subsequently, Gates was nominated by 
President Bush to serve as Secretary of Defense. The Senate confirmed 
Gates as Secretary of Defense on December 6, 2006. Upon confirmation, 
Gates resigned his position as co-chair and member of the DEAC.
    In accordance with the DEAC's charter, the Secretary of Commerce 
has appointed Sean O'Keefe, Chancellor, Louisiana State University, and 
Ruth David, President and CEO, Analytic Services, Inc., to serve as 
vice-chairpersons. In their new roles, O'Keefe and David will assist 
Augustine the chairman, in formulating a comprehensive review of deemed 
export policies. The DEAC leadership comprises a unique and diverse set 
of experiences from industry, government and academia, and BIS expects 
that O'Keefe and David will contribute significantly to the DEAC in its 
preparation of recommendations.
    For more information, please call Yvette Springer at (202) 482-

    Dated: December 28, 2006.
Yvette Springer,
Committee Liaison Officer.
[FR Doc. 06-9983 Filed 1-4-07; 8:45 am]