The U.S. Departments of State, Commerce, Homeland Security, Treasury, Defense, and Energy each play a critical role in export control and nonproliferation activities both within the United States and outside its borders. Below you will find links to relevant information describing the activities and efforts each department (and subsequent bureaus within the departments) is conducting and making toward increased security.
U.S. Export Administration Regulations - Links to important EAR information for exporters.
U.S. Department of State Directorate of Defense Trade Controls - Advancing national strategic objectives and U.S. foreign policy goals through timely enforcement of defense trade controls and the formulation of defense trade policy.
U.S. Department of State Bureau of Nonproliferation - Leading U.S. efforts to prevent the spread of weapons of mass destruction and their missile delivery systems; to secure nuclear materials in the states of the former Soviet Union; and to promote nuclear safety and the protection of nuclear materials worldwide.
Tracker Export Control System - The Tracker Export Control System is designed to manage licensing of dangerous weapons and chemicals. By automating the license application process, the Tracker Software System can drastically improve the efficiency of the entire process. Find out more about what Tracker can do for you.
U.S. Department of Commerce
U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security - Advancing U.S. national security, foreign policy, and economic interests.
Introduction to Commerce Department's Export Controls - Overview of the Bureau of Industry and Security's Recent Efforts to Streamline and Strengthen Export Controls
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement - Identifying and shutting down vulnerabilities in the nation’s border, economic, transportation and infrastructure security, and preventing acts of terrorism by targeting the people, money, and materials that support terrorist and criminal activities.
Weapons of Mass Destruction - Explaining the role of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) in countering the spread of weapons of mass destruction.
Project Shield America - Obtaining the assistance and cooperation of companies involved in the manufacture, sale, and export of strategic technology and munitions items of U.S. origin.
Bureau of Customs and Border Protection - Employing multiple strategies and the latest technology to accomplish its goals, CBP's initiatives are designed to protect the homeland from acts of terrorism, and reduce the vulnerability to the threat of terrorists through a multi-level inspection process.
Container Security Initiative - Increasing security for containerized cargo shipped to the United States from around the world.
Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism - Building cooperative relationships that strengthen overall supply chain and border security through joint government-business initiatives.
Office of Foreign Assets Controls - Administering and enforcing economic and trade sanctions based on U.S. foreign policy and national security goals against targeted foreign countries, terrorists, international narcotics traffickers, and those engaged in activities related to the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction.
U.S. Department of Defense
Defense Threat Reduction Agency - Safeguarding America and its allies from weapons of mass destruction by reducing the present threat and preparing for future threats.
U.S. Department of Energy
National Nuclear Security Administration - Enhancing United States national security through the military application of nuclear energy.