The Defense and Security Task Force aims to foster improved relations between Brazil and the United States to help ensure the growth of Brazil’s defense and security capabilities, creating opportunities for U.S. companies.
MESSAGE FROM THE CHAIR
Our Defense & Security policy agenda aims to foster and improve relations between Brazil and the United States to help ensure the growth of Brazil’s defense and security capabilities while creating opportunities for U.S. companies. 2015 was a very productive year for the bilateral relationship. With the signing of key defense agreements, the two countries are now able to expand their collaboration in a variety of strategic areas. To build upon the success of 2015, our agenda has identified three concrete policy agenda initiatives aimed at furthering industry growth while improving both countries’ defense and security standings.
- Led a three-year advocacy campaign, in coordination with both governments, to endorse the passage of key defense agreements:
- Defense Cooperation Agreement (DCA)
- General Security of Military Information Agreement (GSMOIA)
- These agreements enabled increased cooperation and strengthened the bilateral defense relationship.
- Hosted former Minister of Defense Jacques Wagner and a delegation of military branch leaders for a roundtable dialogue with members to address defense programs and initiatives in Brazil.
- Hosted a workshop series with U.S. Deputy Secretary Ken Hyatt on defense export control reform.
- Held a luncheon during the LAAD Defense & Security Exhibition in Brazil with corporate members and more than 25 U.S. and Brazilian government officials.
2016 POLICY AGENDA
- Drive Collaborative Agenda
- Inaugurate the Defense Industry Dialogue to advance member-company priorities.
- Promote Space Cooperation
- Execute campaign to advocate for legislative priorities with an emphasis on a Technology Safeguard Agreement (TSA).
- Shape Policy to Increase Investment
- Promote changes to U.S. export controls and technology release policies that would contribute to increased bilateral trade and investment flows to Brazil.
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