Presidential Papers, June 2016

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Author: Barack H. Obama  | Date: June 1, 2016

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Letter to Congressional Leaders Transmitting a Report on Digital Computer Exports

June 1, 2016

Dear Mr. Chairman: (Dear Senator:) (Dear Representative:)

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 12.5 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

NOTE: Identical letters were sent to John S. McCain III, chairman, and John F. Reed, ranking member, Senate Committee on Armed Services; Richard C. Shelby, chairman, and Sherrod C. Brown, ranking member, Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs; Mac Thornberry, chairman, and Adam Smith, ranking member, House Committee on Armed Services; and Edward R. Royce, chairman, and Eliot L. Engel, ranking member, House Committee on Foreign Affairs.

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Chicago: Barack H. Obama, "Letter to Congressional Leaders Transmitting a Report on Digital Computer Exports," Daily Compilation of Presidential Documents [Collected for June 2016] (Washington D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, June 1, 2016), Original Sources, accessed September 21, 2018, http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=CMJHVLNKGDSRMSN.

MLA: Obama, Barack H. "Letter to Congressional Leaders Transmitting a Report on Digital Computer Exports." Daily Compilation of Presidential Documents [Collected for June 2016], Washington D.C., U.S. Government Printing Office, June 1, 2016, Original Sources. 21 Sep. 2018. www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=CMJHVLNKGDSRMSN.

Harvard: Obama, BH June 1, 2016, 'Letter to Congressional Leaders Transmitting a Report on Digital Computer Exports' in Daily Compilation of Presidential Documents [Collected for June 2016], U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington D.C.. Original Sources, retrieved 21 September 2018, from http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=CMJHVLNKGDSRMSN.