Letter to Congressional Leaders Transmitting a Report on Digital Computer Exports
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 190,000 millions of theoretical operations per second (MTOPS). In accordance with the provisions of section 1211(e), I hereby notify you of my decision to remove Latvia from the list of countries covered under section 1211(b). The attached report provides the rationale supporting these decisions and fulfills the requirements of Public Law 105-85, sections 1211(d) and (e).
I have made these changes based on the recommendation of the Departments of State, Defense, Commerce, and Energy.
GEORGE W. BUSH
NOTE: Identical letters were sent to Carl Levin, chairman, and John W. Warner, ranking member, Senate Committee on Armed Services; Henry J. Hyde, chairman, and Tom Lantos, ranking member, House Committee on International Relations; Bob Stump, chairman, and Ike Skelton, ranking member, House Committee on Armed Services; and Paul Sarbanes, chairman, and Phil Gramm, ranking member, Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs. This letter was released by the Office of the Press Secretary on January 2, 2002.
George W. Bush, Letter to Congressional Leaders Transmitting a Report on Digital Computer Exports Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/213161