Congratulations Alan Estevez, now let’s get to work!

On March 31, 2022, Alan Estevez was confirmed by the Senate to lead the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS).


Alan Estevez was nominated by President Biden to lead the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS). He brings extensive national security background to the role at a critical time as China’s ambitions to dominate emerging technology markets pose a serious threat to U.S. economic and national security interests. Learn more about him from our research memo.


BIS is the most important agency most Americans have never heard of and is tasked with ensuring an effective export control system to promote America’s strategic technology leadership. Learn more about the important mission of this once, little known agency.


With a vacancy at the helm, there’s a glaring hole in our export control regime – a key tool to prevent the Chinese government’s theft and weaponization of sensitive American-made technology. Learn more about pressing issues facing BIS through our policy agenda series.

For more news and analysis about BIS, visit Future of BIS, a project of China Tech Threat