New to the ITAR?

  1. If there’s one thing AEI can do for you, what do you need help with? 2. What is one thing you want right now which will make your job easier? 3. If there’s one compliance blog post that I can write about to help you, what would that to be? 4. If AEI […]

Not DDTC Registered and you state that you ARE ITAR compliant?

Read 127.1(b)(3) about manufacturers… §127.1   Violations. (a) Without first obtaining the required license or other written approval from the Directorate of Defense Trade Controls, it is unlawful: (1) To export or attempt to export from the United States any defense article or technical data or to furnish or attempt to furnish any defense service for which […]

Where are the cyber security regs leading?

The DFARS 252.204-7012 Safeguarding Covered Defense Information and Cyber Incident Report requires the protecting of controlled unclassified information in nonfederal information systems and organizations (e.g. commercial sub-tier suppliers). The Good News is that this regulation has a limited scope of your “systems”: The security requirements apply only to components of nonfederal systems (e.g. commercial sub-tier […]

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A Proverb

In every area of our businesses and lives the decisions we make can be a blessing or result in terrible consequences. Reading and learning the regulations and standards is step one, you need to understand, and when unsure,  seek advice. It is said that there is safety in a multitude of counselors.   Proverb: “A wise man […]

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ISO 9001 & AS9100 Registrar Auditors: Stop Writing Poor Nonconformance Statements, Learn to Cite the Proper Paragraph of the ITAR or EAR

Auditors who are ignorant of the regulations and then who draft poorly written NC statements can damage the credibility of the Registrar. Registrars, have your auditors ever issued similar findings: “The process of ensuring that top management shall demonstrate leadership and commitment with respect to customer focus by ensuring that the customer and applicable statutory […]

Your Baby is Ugly

No one wants to here the words, your baby is ugly. When AEI is tasked to assess a client’s compliance processes, sometimes we have to tell the client that their processes, training and personnel have a hole large enough for a violation to escape. Yes, an escape can happen at any company at any time […]

Regulatory Requirements & Policy Conflicts

Organizations should closely analyze requirements from their customers who flow down regulatory requirements such as the FAR and/or DFARS to determine if conflicts exists. In an analysis of certain Defense Federal Acquisition Regulations Supplement, I noticed what could be a conflict for those organizations who may seek to use a Voluntary Disclosure as a result […]

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Checklist for DFARS 252.204-7012

A few weeks ago AEI held a complimentary webinar explaining the Cyber Security and Reporting DFARS 252.204-7012 clause. During the webinar we demonstrated our checklist. Since the webinar we have been swamped for requests for the checklist. If you would like your own copy, please send us an email, provide your name and company name and we […]

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Pomona California: Woman arrested on federal charges

On Tuesday, May 23, 2017 a woman with a rented office in Pomona California was arrested on federal charges that accuse her of conspiring to procure and illegally export sensitive space communications technology to her native China. Read the full DoJ News Release here: https://www.justice.gov/usao-cdca/pr/pomona-woman-arrested-federal-charges-allege-scheme-smuggle-restricted-space How did this person acquire devices that are commonly used […]

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The Feds can do what?

Regardless if your company is publicly or privately held, the U.S. Government by using the Federal Acquisition Regulations can require and enforce cyber controls on your company networks. Your private networks. Learn if this Federal Acquisition Regulation applies to your firm.  Contact AEI at info@aerospaceexports.com  

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Is Your Business At Risk?

Hundreds and possibly even thousands of small businesses were or are victims of cyber crime. The ransom ranges from hundreds into the thousands dollars.  So whether you are required by the Federal Acquisition Regulations or simply want to protect your business, consider this when you think about your cyber controls: What is the chance that […]