In September the Emerging Technology and Research Advisory Committee (ETRAC) met for the first time with DOC officials to discuss a work plan for the upcoming year. BIS established ETRAC in May to identify and track emerging technologies and research and development activities with potential dual-use applications and provide recommendations to BIS on whether the CCL should be updated to include such items. ETRAC will also advise BIS on potential national security threats from the release of dual-use technology to foreign nationals under deemed export licensing requirements. ETRAC comprises 25 members from universities, research labs and high-tech firms.