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State Dept. Nominee Says Export Control List Needs Updating
The issue of exporting sophisticated technology—like satellites—came up during the confirmation hearing of President Barack Obama’s choice to be the administration’s chief arms control negotiator. Rep. Ellen Tauscher (D-Calif.) told the Senate Foreign Relations Committee that export control lists need to be constantly updated, removing less crucial technologies to make room for newer ones that would pose a security risk if sold overseas.