Brian Nilsson

Since the end of the Cold War more than 20 years ago, senior civilian and military leaders, our allies and the business community have criticized the nation’s export control system as being unnecessarily cumbersome and counterproductive. Instead of benefiting American interests, they said, it has done a poor job protecting sensitive technology while blocking U.S. manufacturers from legitimately selling less vital products to buyers overseas.

Brian Nilsson, a Commerce Department employee on detail to the White House, accomplished what many had tried and failed to do in the past-he brought together stakeholders with entrenched interests to design and begin implementing a new system that will more effectively protect our national security and help American businesses compete in the global marketplace. Keep reading →