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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 021-01
January 16, 2001

DOD INTERAGENCY PROGRAM OFFICE OPENS

The Department of Defense today in a ribbon-cutting ceremony opened its U.S. Export Systems Interagency Program Management Office (USXPORTS IPMO). Principal Under Secretary of Defense for Policy James Bodner, Principal Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Technology David Oliver, Under Secretary of Commerce for Export Administration William Reinsch, and Assistant Secretary of State for Political-Military Affairs Gregory Suchan participated in the event.

USXPORTS is a major acquisition program to design, develop and deploy a modern electronic export license review system that will be interoperable among the Departments of Commerce, State, Defense and other interested government agencies. Its objective is to modernize the export control process by ensuring easy and timely electronic access to pertinent export data, while protecting national security interests and industry proprietary data.

To view a fact sheet and an organizational diagram go to, http://www.defenselink.mil/news/Jan2001/d20010116exportfacts.html and http://www.defenselink.mil/news/Jan2001/d20010116exportchart.html .

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