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The JCP established in 1985 to allow United States (U.S.)/Canadian contractors to apply for access to Department of Defense/Department of National Defence (DOD/DND) unclassified export controlled technical data/critical technology on an equally favorable basis in accordance with DODI 5320.25 “Withholding of Unclassified Technical Data and Technology from Public Disclosure”, and Canadian Technical Data Control Regulations.

The JCO:

  • is a jointly staffed office and the only DOD/DND agency that reviews and certifies the DD Form 2345.
  • provides customer support to defense contractors applying for certification.
  • receives, processes and maintains approximately 9,000 DD Form 2345s annually.
  • establishes JCP policy based on DOD/DND Directives.
  • consults and cooperates with government stakeholders in the development of common industrial security policies, procedures and technology controls.
  • partners with DOD legal counsel and federal law enforcement on debarment actions.

DD Form 2345 is used:

  • for U.S./Canadian defense contractors to obtain DOD/DND unclassified export controlled technical data.
  • to attend gatherings such as:
    • Symposiums
    • Program briefings
    • Meetings designed to publicize advance requirements of contracting agencies
    • Pre-solicitation, pre-bid, pre-proposal, pre-award conferences, workshops and tours
  • to request unclassified visits directly with other certified U.S. or Canadian defense contractors or U.S. and Canadian military facilities.

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