EVENT: What to Control: Regulating U.S. Sales of Private Security Contractors Abroad

In June 2015, the Obama Administration published a proposed rule that seeks to reduce oversight of many types of U.S. Private Security Contractor (PSC) services abroad as part of its “Export Control Reform Initiative.” While the rule fits within the initiative’s goals of focusing U.S. oversight on items and services that provide a critical military or intelligence advantage, it has raised many questions. What are the range of services PSCs provide to foreign governments directly? Would the U.S. lose oversight of services that could harm U.S. interests? What is the role of the U.S. government in overseeing sales of U.S. private security contractors? Join us to discuss these questions and many more.


Event Details

Date:                 Friday, April 22, 2016

Time:                10:00 to 11:30am

Location:          Open Society Foundations, 1730 Pennsylvania Ave NW #700, Washington, DC 20006


Deborah Avant

Chair and Director, Sié Chéou-Kang Center for International Security and Diplomacy, Josef Korbel School of International Studies, University of Denver

Chris Mayer

Director, Armed Contingency Contractor Policies and Programs, Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense

Private Security Company Representative


Moderated by Colby Goodman, Director, Security Assistance Monitor

RSVP Here or to Seth Binder at seth@ciponline.org

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