December 7, 2001
Inspection of the Department of Energy’s Automated Export Control System
The National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2000 (NDAA for FY 2000) contained a provision that not later than March 30 of each year the President will submit to Congress, beginning in the year 2000 and ending in the year 2007, an annual report on the Government’s policies and procedures with respect to the export of technologies and technical information with potential military applications to countries and entities of concern. Under the Act’s provisions, to assist in this process, annual audits in this area are to be conducted by the Inspectors General of the Departments of Energy, Commerce, Defense, and State. An interagency working group, comprised of representatives from the Offices of Inspector General of Energy, Commerce, Defense, State, and the Treasury, selected automated export control systems as the topic for the 2002 annual audit report.