SAM Director Colby Goodman is quoted in this article on this year's U.S. defense authorization bill, which calls for protection of U.S. technology even as weapons sales to the Middle East boom.
SAM Director Colby Goodman is quoted in this piece about a possible loophole in the Trump Administration’s new arms export policy.

U.S. Arms Sales Notifications in 2018

Submitted by Christina Arabia on Sun, 07/22/2018 - 11:17

The Trump Administration's proposed amount of major U.S. arms sales in 2018 falls short of 2017 by $4 billion, moving from $82 billion in 2017 to $78 billion in 2018. The bulk of the proposed arms sales are going to countries in the Europe and Eurasia region and for miltiary aircraft and engines. Check out our new fact sheet for more details.

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SAM's arms sales data is used in this article stating that some of the biggest beneficiaries of the recent NATO Summit could be U.S. weapons manufacturers.
SAM's fact sheet on congressional notifications for U.S. firearms exports was cited in this piece that details the major critiques of the Trump Administration's proposed firearms export rule.
SAM’s data on American counterterrorism aid to sub-Saharan Africa is used in this article about the U.S. scaling back aid to African military units fighting terrorism as it realigns its defense strategy to compete with more traditional threats from China and Russia.
SAM Director Colby Goodman is quoted in this piece about the rule change to turn oversight of firearms exports from the State Department to the Commerce Department.

Proposed Firearms Export Changes: Key Challenges for U.S. Oversight

Submitted by Christina Arabia on Mon, 07/09/2018 - 11:13

We are writing to express our concerns about the U.S. Department of Commerce’s proposed rule, published in the Federal Register on May 24, 2018, to transfer certain firearms, guns, ammunition, and related parts from the U.S. Department of State’s U.S. Munitions List (USML) to the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Commerce Control List (CCL) under a new 500 series designation.

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SAM's data, security aid programmes and assistance from the US DoD to Spain, 2007-16, is used in this report by Elcano Royal Institute.

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