ITAR Compliance vs ISO Certification

Is ITAR compliance an on-going continual functioning system of processes or binary on or off, yes or no? Scenario: A prospective client asks for help to become “ITAR Compliant”. Our first question is what is the contractual requirement? Did the PO simply state “ITAR Compliant” or do you need to apply for a license, where… Continue reading ITAR Compliance vs ISO Certification

Consultants: Expand Beyond ISO Into ITAR/EAR Compliance Consulting

ISO Consulting is saturated and hourly rates are dropping. Expand your services and increase revenue through compliance consulting. In this webinar learn about the tools to expand your consulting business and increase revenue.  Learn how you can provide guidance and clarity to your customers to understand the core elements of Export compliance (ITAR and EAR)… Continue reading Consultants: Expand Beyond ISO Into ITAR/EAR Compliance Consulting

A Trigger, Becoming ITAR Compliant

What is going to be your trigger to finally decide on becoming compliant with the Arms Export Control Act? Is it that you learned the definition of a defense article as defined in Part 120 Purpose and Definitions, or That you understand that as a manufacturer of defense articles you must register with the DDTC… Continue reading A Trigger, Becoming ITAR Compliant

Supply Chain Communication and ITAR

Is there uncertainty in your communications with your customers and suppliers regarding the jurisdiction of a commodity, whether it be subject to the EAR or ITAR? Uncertainty in communication is a risk to all involved, the suppliers, customers and community. When an organization doesn’t adequately perform it’s due diligence, it puts everyone at risk.   … Continue reading Supply Chain Communication and ITAR

We’re from the government and we’re here to help.

Practitioners of the ITAR often experience frustration when customers can’t or will not provide an accurate classification of controlled data being passed on (i.e. a drawing of a part or assembly). For example we have all received that all to common warning: WARNING – This document contains technical data whose export is restricted by the… Continue reading We’re from the government and we’re here to help.

Is your organization in breach of contract by not being DDTC Registered? 

Representations and warranties are statements of fact made in the contract by one party to the other party. Is your organization contracting to manufacture defense articles? Remember, the failure of a party’s representations to be true can result in the other party having rights and remedies under the contract. Subscribe to AEI’s mailing list *… Continue reading Is your organization in breach of contract by not being DDTC Registered? 

New AEI Course: Implementing ITAR/EAR into an AS9100 Management System

Course Number: 08-Mgmt9100 Course Title:  Implementing ITAR/EAR into an AS9100 Management System Course Description: This 8 hour course presents the regulatory requirements of the ITAR & EAR in conjunction with an AS9100 management system requirements that aligns the functional roles and responsibilities. The course is intended for those AS9100 registered organizations who perform –  Major… Continue reading New AEI Course: Implementing ITAR/EAR into an AS9100 Management System

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No “Fast Pass” for DDTC Registration From time to time organizations new the DDTC registration process ask AEI for help. I was recently asked by a prospective client if Aerospace Exports Incorporated could assist them with processing an “express” DDTC registration. I asked what they meant by express? They went on to tell me that… Continue reading Untitled

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Here at AEI We Equip Our Clients

Are you equipped to avoid regulatory violations? Are you equipped to properly implement the DFARS? AEI equips it’s clients: By Introducing the regulations to their organizations In aiding in understanding the regulations In applying the the knowledge of the regulations into their processes Subscribe to AEI’s mailing list * indicates required Email Address * First Name… Continue reading Here at AEI We Equip Our Clients

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… Continue reading A Proverb

Is failing to screen facility visitors a violation to the ITAR?

Lets be clear, failing to screen visitors at reception is NOT an ITAR violation according to Part 127, however it is a good practice and may prevent an unintended escape. AEI encourages it’s clients to screen visitors, employees, clients and transactions. If you are hosting an ISO or Nadcap Auditor and you are going to… Continue reading Is failing to screen facility visitors a violation to the ITAR?

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

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… Continue reading Performing an Effective Gap Analysis