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Michael  Laychak

Michael Laychak

Defense Technology Security Administration
Deputy Director
Alexandria, VA, USA


Michael Laychak is the Deputy Director at the Defense Technology Security Administration, Office of the Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Policy.  He was appointed to the Senior Executive Service in November 2014. Prior to his appointment as Deputy Director, Mr. Laychak was the Director for Licensing at DTSA from March 2008 to August 2014.  As the Licensing Director he served as a principal advisor to the Director and Deputy Director, Defense Technology Security Administration on licensing issues and managed the Department’s coordination and review of direct commercial sale export licenses, commodity jurisdiction requests and regulatory changes from the Departments of Commerce and State.  During this timeframe, Mr. Laychak was assigned to the White House Task Force on Export Control Reform and represented the DoD throughout the reform effort.  From 2003 to 2007, he was the Division Chief for Dual Use Licensing, supervising the DoD adjudication of Commerce Department export licenses.  Mr. Laychak has represented the Department of Defense in numerous interagency government working groups including the Assistant Secretary level Advisory Committee on Export Policy, the Missile Technology Analysis Group, the Missile Technology Export Control group, the Nuclear Export Violations Working Group and the Technology Transfer Working Group.  Mr. Laychak is a 1984 graduate of the University of Virginia.
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