When President Biden convenes lawmakers today to address our nation’s semiconductor manufacturing weaknesses, it will shine a bright and needed light on America’s cyber security vulnerabilies. It is this growing threat that has recently elevated in prominence a relatively unknown Commerce Department post in the obscure world of export control. When computer code and mobile phones can be used as weapons of war, President Biden’s nominee to lead the Department’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) will be a key player on the front lines of strategic trade control and signify a key element of strategy in the new era of great power competition with China.
As the agency charged with enforcing the export controls on strategic technologies, BIS is as important today as a senior role at the Departments of Defense or State. News
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