If your involved with manufacturing Defense Articles then your organization is at risk that a supplier or customer may be involved in a violation to the ITAR. It is that simple, with the growing number of companies that are not ITAR compliant the risk of an inadvertent breach of the ITAR cascades faster and faster.
What your empowered official may not understand is that when an organization submits a voluntary disclosure to the Directorate of Defense Trade Controls, all involved in the transaction must be identified. This includes Organization Names and the individuals involved, their titles phone numbers and so on. What does this mean to you? If you’re not assuring your compliance you may be at risk that your business relationship with another organization may bring your company into to an unwanted spotlight.