Export Regulations & Cyber Compliance

By Matt Henson What is Cyber Compliance? In the context of this article, “Cyber Compliance” means ensuring the location, access and transfer of export-regulated data in IT networks and systems complies with export regulations. Cyber Compliance requires companies integrate export control requirements into IT architecture, administration and use. Cyber Compliance differs from Cyber Security in that … More Export Regulations & Cyber Compliance

A Systematic Approach to Controlled Technical Data

By Dennis Andrie, Director of Professional Services at NextLabs NextLabs routinely advises customers whose businesses handle Controlled Technical Data (CTD) such as ITAR, EAR, and data controlled by non-US Jurisdictions, to take a proactive, systematic approach to managing CTD throughout its lifecycle. Many of these enterprises have been in business for a number of decades, … More A Systematic Approach to Controlled Technical Data

DFARS: Where is my Unclassified Controlled Technical Data?

By Dennis Andrie, Director of Professional Services and Support at NextLabs In our last blogpost on the Defense Acquisition Regulations System (DFARS) Subpart 204.73 and associated contract clause 252.204-7012, Safeguarding of Unclassified Controlled Technical Information, we discussed actions that companies must act upon to protect Unclassified Controlled Technical Information when they contract or subcontract with the U.S. Government … More DFARS: Where is my Unclassified Controlled Technical Data?

DFARS Subpart 204.73 – SAFEGUARDING UNCLASSIFIED CONTROLLED TECHNICAL INFORMATION

By Dennis Andrie, On November 18, 2013, The Defense Acquisition Regulatory Council (DARC) issued its final ruling for Defense Acquisition Regulations System (DFARS) Subpart 204.73 and associated contract clause 252.204-7012, Safeguarding of Unclassified Controlled Technical Information.The new subpart presents a high level guide to actions that need to be undertaken by companies that contract or … More DFARS Subpart 204.73 – SAFEGUARDING UNCLASSIFIED CONTROLLED TECHNICAL INFORMATION

A “Cheat Sheet” on the Obama Export Control Reforms

By Gary Stanley. The initial Obama export control reforms became effective on Oct 15th.  Although these reforms promise less licensing, they come at the price of more complex controls and more extensive record keeping.  The new rules must be approached in a systematic manner.   Here’s a “cheat sheet” to help you take advantage of these … More A “Cheat Sheet” on the Obama Export Control Reforms

Export Control Reform – Are you Ready?

By E.K. Koh. Parts of the US Export Control Reform went into effect on October 15th, 2013.  Are you ready? The current system has two different control lists administered by two different departments, Commerce and State, and there are three primary export licensing agencies, Commerce, State, and the Treasury.  A multitude of agencies – Commerce, … More Export Control Reform – Are you Ready?

Export Control in the News: AeroFlex’s ITAR Settlement and Standards for Export Compliance

The latest A&D news: Aeroflex’s $8 million dollar settlement with the U.S. Department of State for violations of the Arms Export Control Act (AECA) and the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR). The State Department reported it conducted an “extensive compliance review” and discovered “inadequate corporate oversight and a systemic and corporate-wide failure” which resulted … More Export Control in the News: AeroFlex’s ITAR Settlement and Standards for Export Compliance