International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) controls the export from the US of defense-related articles, and the regulations state that no non-US person can have physical or logical access to the articles stored in the ITAR environment.
Administered by the (DDTC) Directorate of Defense Trade Controls, (Department of State) the goal of ITAR is to safeguard U.S. national security and further U.S. foreign policy objectives and policies.
The legislation seeks to control access to specific types of technology and the associated data. Its goal is to prevent the disclosure or transfer of sensitive information to a foreign national.
If your company deals with defense equipment, supplies, services or technologies, the ITAR and Export Compliance regulations specify that you share these items only with U.S. persons and organizations unless you receive authorization from the Department of State or qualify for a special exemption.
Legal compliance with ITAR requires that your business follows all regulations, and you also need to keep updated on amendments and updates to regulations to avoid violations.
When it comes to violations ignorance is no excuse and neither is good intentions. Failure to comply with ITAR can result in civil fines as high as $500,000 per violation.
Mytech’s team of advisors and assessors can work with your organization to help you understand ITAR, DFAR, and NIST requirements and how they impact your information systems.