U.S. Technology Transfer to the Soviet Union: A Dilemma
AIR WAR COLL MAXWELL AFB AL
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The transfer of technology from the U.S. to the Soviets started to accelerate during the Nixon administration. The pace increased even more briskly through the first three years of the Carter Administration. Today, the entire question of technology transfer is under serious discussion. What is the status now What is the role of the Departments of Defense What are the interests of the Commerce Department and the Department of State Does the nation need an Office of Strategic Trade to control the movement of strategic commodities and critical technologies This study examines the background of the past 10 years of technology transfer, the Bucy Report then and now, activities at the Department of State, Commerce, and Defense, the role of the FBI and of the National Technical Information Service, describes a typical tough technology transfer review, gives the Soviet perspective, and looks at many Soviet visitors who are students. The proposed Office of Strategic Trade is explained and proposed as one solution to the problem derived from many points of view, while another equally manageable and effective approach aimed at refining the present organization and keeping the responsibility in the Department of Commerce also is discussed.
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