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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 […]

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Performing an Effective Gap Analysis

The is a lot a talk about the upcoming Cyber Security requirement deadline in December 2017, yes, I’m referring to NIST SP 800-171. Many organizations are scrambling to assess their compliance. Most QA Managers are doing what comes natural, they are relying on the GAP ANALYSIS in order to measure their compliance. Performing a Gap analysis […]

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Import Compliance

A prospect was boasting that they have someone in Mexico who assists them in completing the import paperwork. The prospect didn’t understand the transactions, the applicable regulations or the documents but they were happy. What could go wrong? Can you demonstrate compliance awareness through knowledge of the Customs Regulations and Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the […]

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ITAR Compliance 101

Often larger aerospace OEMs/Primes ask us to assist or mentor a key sub-tier supplier in achieving ITAR Compliance. Once we are introduced (to the supplier) we start by having a conversation with the senior executives on what they manufacturer, number of employees etc., but inevitably during that first phone call we are asked straight-out “How […]

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Quiz of the Week

What records must the Registrant keep available at all times? Must maintain records concerning the manufacture, acquisition and disposition (to include copies of all documentation on exports using exemptions and applications and licenses and their related documentation), of defense articles; of technical data; the provision of defense services; brokering activities; and information on political contributions, […]

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Quiz of The Week

Empowered Officials, Are You Qualified Under §120.25? Attention Empowered Officials, would you like to test your knowledge? Send us an email with your answers to this short quiz and we will contact you with your results. We will also include a complimentary presentation: EO’s Guide To Compliance 1. Define a U.S. person: 2. Does “Directly Employed” include […]

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DDTC Registration is NOT automatic compliance to the ITAR

Just yesterday I was asked “As long as we register with the DDTC we can self-declare as ITAR compliant… right?” My reply is always a big “NO”. I also include a warning… any organization that self-declares compliance based solely on DDTC Registration and then advertises as such, may receive some un-requested attention: http://www.exportlawblog.com/archives/4467 I thoroughly appreciate the […]

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New NAS Standard Announced

AIA’s National Aerospace Standards (NAS) has released TCS001: Document marking, storage, and electronic transmission of technical data, and provides guidance on the processes and best practices necessary for a company to manage U.S. EAR-controlled technology exports, including technical data, in compliance with the Export Administration Regulations (EAR). A member of the AEI team was pleased to participate […]

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Quality System Verification and Validation for ITAR Processes

AS9100 requires that organizations identify applicable regulatory requirements however most Quality Management Systems DO NOT contain processes to verify and validate actions performed by Empowered Officials. Fact: Empowered Officials must certify that information provided on applications is accurate. Problem Scenario An Empowered Official is tasked with applying for a DSP-5 for a Foreign Person “working” […]

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RWAs are not CJs

Recently a client asked if they can accept a RWA from the DDTC as a CJ. In investigating the background the client had submitted a license application to the DDTC, the application was RWA’d as subject to the DoC (600 Series). The client wanted to utilize the RWA as a official notification to it’s customers […]

Compliance Strategy

Failure to face the challenges of compliance will most likely result with a violation or an unintended “escape” sometime in the future. When the violation finally comes and you receive that “Letter” from the DDTC or BIS, you will experience fear and an overwhelming sense of panic. Initially the costs will start with the usual $5,000 retainer for legal […]

Compliance Deficit or Loss: An Auditor’s Tip

When assisting an organization in learning about the various export regulations such as the ITAR and EAR, we often hold “Executive Awareness” training for the leadership. Now there are some leaders who while learning about their responsibilities and all of the numerous requirements in complying with the regulations, they take immediate action: For instance some may assign […]

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Top ten immediate actions for new DDTC Registrants

 Export Compliance Implementation Plan Immediate Actions Assure that all exports are accurately classified and the export control documents contain the proper destination control statement, this includes Bill of Lading, Airway Bill, Commercial Invoice, Packing Slip. All items (commodities, technology, and software) shall be classified in order to determine jurisdiction (ITAR OR EAR), and with specific […]

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Seeking PT Contract Sales and Consultants

Sales: Aerospace Exports Incorporated is seeking part time contract sales person. The position requires knowledge of the aerospace industry, LInkedIN and other social media. The position will be 1099 subcontract and will pay a negotiated commission/rate. Consultant: Aerospace Exports Incorporated is seeking part time consultant to service AEI clients via phone and email. No on-site […]