Trade Security Controls

Trade Security Controls (TSC) prevent illegal acquisition or other unauthorized transfers of defense and dual-use technology goods, services and munitions by or to individuals, entities and/or countries whose interests are adverse to the United States. TSC helps prevent those technologies, goods, services and munitions from being exported directly or indirectly into unauthorized areas designated by the Secretary of State, the Secretary of Commerce, or the Director of Foreign Assets Control. Investigations Division Special Agents conduct investigations and ensure the enforcement of TSC, which identify/prevent the illegal transfer of Munitions List and Commerce Control List items to countries unfriendly to the United States. These activities include performing clearance checks on bidders prior to delivery of property and performing post-sale investigations and monitoring of property after delivery. Investigations Division conducts related criminal investigations pertaining to the worldwide sales of surplus property by DLA Disposition Services.