Foreign trade policies (11 - 20 of 41 items)
Export Controls: Information on the Decision to Revise High Performance Computer Controls
NSIAD-98-196: Published: Sep 16, 1998. Publicly Released: Sep 16, 1998.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement and a congressional request, GAO reviewed concerns that U.S. national security interests may have been compromised by sales of unlicensed high performance computers (HPC) to China and Russia, focusing on: (1) the basis for the executive branch's revision of HPC export controls; (2) changes in licensing activities and the implementation of certain U.S. licensin...
Export Controls: National Security Issues and Foreign Availability for High Performance Computer Exports
NSIAD-98-200: Published: Sep 16, 1998. Publicly Released: Sep 16, 1998.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the efforts by the executive branch to determine national security risks associated with exports of high performance computers (HPC).GAO noted that: (1) the executive branch has identified high performance computing as having applications in such national defense areas as nuclear weapons programs, cryptology, conventional weapons, and military op...
Export Controls: Issues Related to the Export of Communications Satellites
T-NSIAD-98-211: Published: Jun 17, 1998. Publicly Released: Jun 17, 1998.
GAO discussed the evolution of export controls on commercial communications satellites, focusing on: (1) key elements in the export control systems of the Department of Commerce and the Department of State; (2) how export controls for commercial satellites have evolved over the years; (3) the concerns and issues debated over the transfer of commercial communications satellites to the export licens...
Export Controls: Issues Related to Commercial Communications Satellites
T-NSIAD-98-208: Published: Jun 10, 1998. Publicly Released: Jun 10, 1998.
GAO discussed the military sensitivity of commercial communications satellites and the implications of the 1996 change in export licensing jurisdiction, focusing on: (1) key elements in the export control systems of the Departments of Commerce and State; (2) how export controls for commercial satellites have evolved over the years; (3) concerns and issues debated over the transfer of commercial co...
Nuclear Weapons: U.S. Cooperation With Other Countries
NSIAD-98-78R: Published: Feb 20, 1998. Publicly Released: Mar 9, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed whether certain countries are using U.S.-sponsored cooperative programs as a means of obtaining technical information that may be useful to their nuclear weapons programs, focusing on: (1) the extent and nature of nuclear weapons-related cooperative activities concerning safety, security, reliability, and performance; (2) exports between the United...
Hong Kong's Reversion to China: Effective Monitoring Critical to Assess U.S. Nonproliferation Risks
NSIAD-97-149: Published: May 22, 1997. Publicly Released: Jun 4, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed whether U.S. export control policy toward Hong Kong will adequately protect U.S. national security and nonproliferation interests after Hong Kong's reversion to China, focusing on: (1) the potential risks and consequences of continuing to export sensitive technologies to the territory after reversion, given China's past proliferation behavior; (2)...
Export Controls: Sales of High Performance Computers to Russia's Nuclear Weapons Laboratories
T-NSIAD-97-128: Published: Apr 15, 1997. Publicly Released: Apr 15, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the sale of high performance computers to Russia's nuclear weapons laboratories, focusing on: (1) the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty and its implications for high performance computer exports to Russian laboratories; (2) U.S. export regulations as they apply to the Russian nuclear weapons laboratories; (3) the Russian request for such computers dur...
Export Controls: Change in Export Licensing Jurisdiction for Two Sensitive Dual-Use Items
NSIAD-97-24: Published: Jan 14, 1997. Publicly Released: Feb 14, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the implications of changing export licensing jurisdiction for two sensitive dual use items from the Department of State to the Department of Commerce, focusing on: (1) the military sensitivity of the two items; (2) the executive branch's rationale for the change in jurisdiction; (3) the licensing systems that the two departments use to control exp...
International Relations and Trade Issue Area--Active Assignments
AA-97-5(1): Published: Jan 2, 1997. Publicly Released: Jan 2, 1997.
GAO provided information on its active assignments in the International Relations and Trade issue area as of January 2, 1997...
Export Controls: Issues In Removing Militarily Sensitive Items From the Munitions List
NSIAD-93-67: Published: Mar 31, 1993. Publicly Released: May 4, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the export control jurisdiction decisions the Departments of State and Defense (DOD) made regarding certain military sensitive items.GAO found that: (1) State and DOD agreed to transfer over two dozen commodities, including vessels and explosives, to the Department of Commerce; (2) State and DOD identified several items that should be retained on t...