The Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Department of Commerce announced the creation of a joint Disruptive Technology Strike Force on February 16, 2023. The strike force will be co-led by the assistant attorney general for the DOJ’s National Security Division and the assistant secretary for export enforcement at the Bureau of Industry and Security. The strike force will work with experts across the government with the aim to strengthen supply chains and target illicit actors who endeavor to acquire and use critical technological assets to threaten national security. With the focus on enhancing administrative enforcement of U.S. export controls, and investigating and prosecuting criminal violations, we address how companies can prevent and respond to potential diversion.

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