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Inspection Report: IG-0682

March 24, 2005

The Department of Energy’s Review of Chemical and Biological Export License Applications

The National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year (FY) 2000 provides that beginning in the year 2000 and ending in the year 2007, the President shall annually submit to Congress a report by the Inspectors General of, at a minimum, the Departments of Energy (Energy), Commerce (Commerce), Defense (Defense), and State (State) of the policies and procedures of the United States Government with respect to the export of technologies and technical information with potential military application to countries and entities of concern. The NDAA for FY 2001 also requires the Inspectors General to include in each annual report the status of the implementation or disposition of recommendations that were set forth in previous annual reports.