print-only banner
The White House Skip Main Navigation
In Focus
News by Date
Federal Facts
West Wing

 Home > News & Policies > February 2006

For Immediate Release
Office of the Press Secretary
February 6, 2006

Text of a Letter from the President to the Chairmen of the House and Senate Committees on Armed Services, Chairman of the House Committee on International Relations, and Chairman of the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs

Dear Mr. 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 0.75 WT (Weighted TeraFLOPS).

In accordance with the provisions of section 1211(e), I hereby notify you of my decision to remove Bulgaria from the list of countries covered under section 1211(b). The attached report provides the rationale supporting these decisions and fulfills the requirements of Public Law 105 85, sections 1211(d) and (e).

I have made these changes based on the recommendation of the Departments of State, Defense, Commerce, and Energy.



# # #