This month’s employee spotlight is Shannon Klein!
Shannon has been an Electrical Engineer for over a year. Her favorite part of the job is the opportunity to learn something new every day and being able to work with her colleagues in group settings or 1 on 1. Read more here
Meet Brendan Bagnato!
Brendan is a Program Manager here at ALKU!
He loves finding new and exciting opportunities for people and building great relationships! Learn more about Brendan here.
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August Security Awareness:
International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR, 22 CFR 120-130)
- The Arms Export Control Act (AECA) provides the authority to control the export of defense articles and services, and charges the President to exercise this authority.
- What is it the ITAR? Regulations that implement the AECA with exporting with our Foreign Partners, Countries, Organizations, and Persons. The ITAR is regularly updated and revised to reflect change in the international political and security climate, as well as technological development. It determines what can and can’t be exported and directs how one should export.
- What is an Export?
- Sending or taking an article out of the U.S.
- Disclosing (including oral or visual disclosure) of export-controlled information (technical data or technology) to a non-US person, in the U.S. or abroad.
- Re-exporting items or technology of U.S. origin to a 3rd
- Performing an ITAR-controlled defense service on behalf of, or for the benefit of, a foreign person, whether in the United States or abroad.
- What falls under the ITAR? Items on the United States Munitions List (USML) – includes defense articles, services, and related technical data that are designated as defense services pursuant the AECA. This also includes most space-related articles. Examples of Exports & Re-Exports:
- Physical shipments across national borders
- Emails, fax, phone calls to non-US persons, or US Persons outside the USA, even if they are our own employees.
- Hand-carrying papers or laptops containing technology
- Demonstrations, meetings, and training of non-US persons in U.S. or abroad.
- Performing services for foreign persons in U.S. or abroad.
- Who enforces the ITAR? The Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC), an organization within the Department of State is responsible for controlling the export and temporary import of defense articles and defense services covered by the USML.
- The DDTC is the ONLY office authorized to approved Defense exports – Not DOD, Intelligence Agency Customers, NASA, State or Local Government Agencies. They CANNOT waive the ITAR.
- If your Customer or Mission requires you to export ANY defense article, service, or technical data, YOU as the exporter AND the export MUST BE APPROVED by the Department of State through your company’s ITAR License prior to export.
- It is unlawful to export from the U.S. or import to the U.S., attempt to, manufacture for, or re-transfer from one foreign destination to another foreign destination by a U.S. person without first obtaining the required approval. This also includes engaging in brokering activities.