Eileen Albanese

Office of National Security and Technology Transfer Controls


Eileen Albanese is the Director of the Office of National Security and Technology Transfer Controls (NSTIC). NSTTC is responsible within the Bureau of Industry and Security for issues related to national security export and reexport controls. It implements export controls to comply with the Wassenaar Arrangement for conventional arms and dual-use goods and technologies. It is also responsible for U.S. export control policy for encryption, thermal imaging equipment, satellites and semiconducting manufacturing equipment. This office is responsible for policy actions, export licenses, commodity classifications, license determinations, and advisory opinions for affected commodities and is the focal point for commodity jurisdiction assessments.

Previously, Ms. Albanese served as the Director of the Office of Exporter Services (OExS). OExS is responsible for outreach to the business community. It is also responsible for writing and explaining the Export Administration Regulations and administering BIS's export management and compliance programs.

Ms. Albanese has been awarded the Department of Commerce’s Silver Medal on two occasions.  She was cited for  her work in expanding trade with the People's Republic of China and for interagency work in fostering cooperation enforcing nonproliferation goals. In 2013, she received the Commander’s Award for Public Service from the Department of the Army.

She entered the Department of Commerce in 1976 to work in the International Trade Administration on the Tokyo Round of the Multilateral Trade Negotiations. She also worked in Commerce's Export Enforcement. She holds a B.A. in International Affairs from the George Washington University