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October 13, 2015 

Brian Nilsson is now Serving as Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Defense Trade Controls

Effective today, October 13, 2015, Brian Nilsson will serve as the Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Defense Trade Controls and will manage the Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC) in the State Department's Political-Military Affairs.

Mr. Nilsson has extensive experience with U.S. export control matters, having served for the past seven years on the White House National Security Council (NSC) as the Director of Nonproliferation and Export Controls, chairing the White House Export Control Reform Task Force. 

Prior to joining the NSC Mr. Nilsson held many positions at the Commerce Department’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS), including Deputy Director of the Foreign Policy Controls Division, Acting Director of the Office of Strategic Trade and Foreign Policy Controls, Senior Advisor to the Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Export Administration, acting Deputy Assistant Secretary on behalf of the Assistant Secretary and Chairman of the Operating Committee (OC) for Export Policy.

Anthony Dearth, who has been serving as the Acting DAS for the past three and half months, will return to his duties as Director of the Office of Defense Trade Controls Licensing.



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