Schumer Pushed for Photonics Rule Revision in D.C.

The United States commerce and state departments are rewriting a proposed rule that had a major impact on Rochester optics companies in part because U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer nudged them to do so.

The proposed rule would have placed certain optics-related technologies on a do-not-export-outside-the-country list. The state and commerce department officials originally planned to place these technologies on the list because they didn’t want breakthroughs falling into the hands of foreign enemies.


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One Comment on “Schumer Pushed for Photonics Rule Revision in D.C.”

  1. There’s more concern, too, that the DoD procurement reforms might impact any technology developed with DoD R&D funding, essentially making any technology covered by ITAR. So, for example, you develop a medical diagnostic technology using DoD funding – it’s covered by ITAR. Hopefully that rule change will not make it through in the final procurement reform bill.

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