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SAF/IAPD

Posted 10/19/2011 Printable Fact Sheet

Disclosure and Technology Transfer Division

Mission:
SAF/IAPD is the designated Air Force disclosure authority for release of classified and controlled unclassified weapons systems, technologies and information to foreign governments and international organizations in support of Air Force, DoD and commercial international programs.

Functions:

Develops Foreign Disclosure and Technology Transfer Policies and Position
  • Represents SECAF on the interagency National Disclosure Policy Committee (NDPC)
  • Represents Air Force on the DoD Arms Transfer Policy Review Group (working level)
  • Develops foreign disclosure and technology transfer policies and guidelines contained in the National Disclosure Policy (NDP-1), the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), and other US Government, DoD and Air Force Directives and Instructions
  • Prepares Air Force requests for exceptions to National Disclosure Policy
  • Develops Air Force guidelines for release of weapons systems, capabilities, technologies, tactics and training
  • Develops Air Force position on defense industry applications to export defense articles, services and dual-use items
Provides Program Support
  • Supports OSD security surveys of foreign nations' information, personnel, and physical security programs
  • Delegates disclosure authority to MAJCOMs/FOAs/DRUs and other DoD organizations, as necessary, in support of USAF international programs
  • Approves requests to disclose classified and controlled unclassified documents, briefings and other information
  • Approves foreign national visits to USAF bases and defense contractor facilities
Manages Air Force Foreign Disclosure and Technology Transfer Programs
  • Oversees MAJCOM Foreign Disclosure Activities
  • Provides foreign disclosure training and education to disclosure and other USAF personnel involved in international program activities







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