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TMCNet:  Letter from the President -- Change in Export Controls for High Performance Computers

[July 02, 2014]

Letter from the President -- Change in Export Controls for High Performance Computers

(Targeted News Service Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) WASHINGTON, July 1 -- The White House issued the following letter from the President: Dear Mr. 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 8.0 Weighted TeraFLOPS; the current level is 3.0 Weighted TeraFLOPS. The attached report provides the rationale supporting this decision and is in accordance with 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 TNS 30FurigayJane-140702-4785653 30FurigayJane (c) 2014 Targeted News Service

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