ADM. MCCONNELL TO SEC. RON BROWN

NATIONAL SECURITY AGENCY
FORT GEORGE C. MEADE, MARYLAND 20755-6000

15 November 1993

Honorable Ronald H. Brown
Herbert C. Hoover Building
14th Street and Constitution Ave., N.W.
Washington, D.C.  20230

Dear Mr. Secretary:

I am writing to express my appreciation for your decision,
reflected in the new draft Export Administration Act, to
preserve export controls on cryptography.  NSA remains ready to
work with industry and the Department of Commerce and State to
achieve the least regulatory burden on industry consistent with
national security interests.

Our recent agreement to a relaxation of export controls on
telecommunications and supercomputers should enable U.S. industry
to expand markets for these goods and retain its competitive
edge in these critical technologies for the future.  Industry's
positive reaction of the recommendations of the Trade Promotion
Coordinating Committee, announced on 30 September, indicates
that industry agrees these changes will significantly
assist its export efforts.

Our meeting on 30 July was a valuable opportunity to enhance
mutual understanding of our respective concerns.  I look forward
to working with you and the Department of Commerce to address
the many issues we confront.  Please call if we can be of
assistance.


J. M. McCONNELL
Vice Admiral, U.S. Navy
Director, NSA


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