Bureau of Industry and Security, Department of Commerce (BIS/DOC)

The interagency coordination provided by the NNI enables the Bureau of Industry and Security of the Department of Commerce (BIS/DOC) to stay apprised of new nanotechnology advancements that may present national security challenges and that may provide opportunities for companies in the national defense industrial base. Further, the NNI creates mechanisms (i.e., through regular meetings of the NSET Subcommittee) for BIS to share information about national security needs and challenges with other Federal agencies. BIS may also exercise its statutory data collection authority, as needed in support of the NNI vision. Together, these exchanges support the BIS mission to advance U.S. national security, foreign policy, and economic objectives by ensuring an effective export control and treaty compliance system and promoting continued U.S. strategic technology leadership.


Ms. Kelly Gardner, Export Policy Advisor | t: 202-482-0102 | Kelly.Gardner@bis.doc.gov