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Niclas J. Dahlvang

As an export consultant, Niclas Dahlvang helps businesses to navigate export regulations and policies, including those of the Departments of State, Commerce, and Treasury. He was an analyst for the Department of State's Office of Defense Trade Controls Licensing for seven years. He worked in the Space and Missile Technology and the Electronic Systems Divisions which were responsible for licensing defense articles for missiles, spacecraft, explosives, chem-bio defense equipment, and military electronics for a wide range of platforms and systems. He reviewed thousands of requests including export license applications, retransfer requests, and technical assistance agreements exceeding $28 billion for 165 countries. As OIF/OEF Expedite Officer, he managed the Electronic Systems Division's licenses for forces deployed in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Mr. Dahlvang holds a B.S. in Computer Science and a B.A. in History from Gonzaga University and a J.D. from the Gonzaga University School of Law. During law school, he attended the Institute on World Legal Problems in Innsbruck, Austria and was an Associate Editor of the Gonzaga Law Review. He is a member of the District of Columbia and South Dakota Bars. His law review article, "Thieves, Robbers, & Terrorists: Piracy in the 21st Century," was published in the Spring 2006 issue of the Regent Journal of International Law. He has served on Society for International Affairs (SIA) Task Forces updating SIA's ITAR Voluntary Disclosure Handbook and Mergers, Acquisitions & Divestitures Handbook.

So far, he has visited 41 states, Canada, and six European countries. He is currently working as an export consultant from his nautically-themed home office on the landlocked South Dakota prairie where he lives with his wife, children, dogs, and cats.

Other interests: travel & photography (architecture and natural wonders), reading (e.g., Michael Crichton, Tom Clancy, classics like The Count of Monte Cristo and Dracula), stamp & coin collecting, woodworking, gardening and edible landscaping.