ICE's Counter-Proliferation Investigations Program, housed under HSI's National Security Investigations Division, has been deeply involved in export enforcement during the past three decades.
Executive Order 13558 created the Export Enforcement Coordination Center. The Center strengthens the enforcement of U.S. export laws through the facilitation of partner agency communication and collaboration to keep our nation safe. HSI, as part of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), manages and operates the Export Enforcement Coordination Center.
The Export Enforcement Coordination Center serves as the primary forum within the federal government for executive departments and agencies to coordinate and enhance their export control enforcement efforts. The Center maximizes information sharing, consistent with national security and applicable laws. This helps partner agencies detect, prevent, disrupt, investigate and prosecute violations of U.S. export control laws.
Executive Order 13558 assigns the following functions to the Export Enforcement Coordination Center:
Export enforcement requires a unified U.S. government response. As a result, numerous government agencies with U.S. export enforcement mandates participate in the center. These departments include: