Letter from the President Regarding High Performance Computer Export Controls

Letter from the President Regarding High Performance Computer Export Controls

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TEXT OF A LETTER FROM THE PRESIDENT
TO THE CHAIRMAN OF THE HOUSE
COMMITTEE ON FOREIGN AFFAIRS,
THE CHAIRMEN OF THE HOUSE AND SENATE
COMMITTEES ON ARMED SERVICES,
AND THE CHAIRMAN OF THE SENATE COMMITTEE
ON BANKING, HOUSING, AND URBAN AFFAIRS

March 16, 2012

Dear Mr. Chairman: (Dear Madam Chairman:)

In accordance with the provisions of section 1211(d) of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1998 (Public Law 105-85), I hereby notify you of my decision to establish a new level for the notification procedure for digital computers set forth in section 1211(a) of Public Law 105-85. The new level will be 3.0 Weighted TeraFLOPS. The attached report provides the rationale supporting this decision and fulfills the requirements of Public Law 105-85, sections 1211(d) and (e).

I have made this change based on the recommendation of the Departments of State, Defense, Commerce, and Energy.

Sincerely,

BARACK OBAMA

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