On September 9, 2010, the Bureau of Industry and Security posted a notice in the Federal Register announcing the recruitment of private-sector members to the President's Export Council Subcommittee on Export Administration (PECSEA). The PECSEA advises the U.S. Government on matters and issues pertinent to implementation of the provisions of the Export Administration Act and the Export Administration Regulations (EAR).
BIS states that, "The PECSEA draws on the expertise of its members to provide advice and make recommendations on ways to minimize the possible adverse impact export controls may have on U.S. industry. The PECSEA provides the Government with direct input from representatives of the broad range of industries that are directly affected by export controls."
"PECSEA members are appointed by the Secretary of Commerce and serve at the Secretary's discretion. The membership reflects the Department's commitment to attaining balance and diversity. PECSEA members must obtain secret-level clearances prior to appointment. . . The PECSEA meets 4 to 6 times per year. Members of the Subcommittee will not be compensated for their services."
"The PECSEA is seeking private-sector members with senior export control expertise and direct experience in one or more of the following industrics: Machine tools, semiconductors, commercial communication satcllitcs, high performance computers, telecommunications, aircraft, pharmaceuticals, and chemicals."