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Why is the Presidential Memorandum so important and why is the 1461 tracking them?
In January of 2009 the Presidential Memorandum was given the same power as the Executive Order by the Department of Justice in a statement by U.S. Assistant Attorney General Randolph D. Moss.
In effect, it suddenly became the equal to the Executive Order with the same power.
For Immediate Release: March 16, 2012
Letter from the President Regarding High Performance Computer Export Controls
TEXT OF A LETTER FROM THE PRESIDENT TO THE CHAIRMAN OF THE HOUSE COMMITTEE ON FOREIGN AFFAIRS,
THE CHAIRMEN OF THE HOUSE AND SENATE COMMITTEES ON ARMED SERVICES, AND THE CHAIRMAN OF THE SENATE COMMITTEE ON BANKING, HOUSING, AND URBAN AFFAIRS
March 16, 2012
Dear Mr. Chairman: (Dear Madam 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 3.0 Weighted TeraFLOPS. The attached report provides the rationale supporting this decision and fulfills 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.
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