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Cracking Open the ITAR

December 15, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm


The International Traffic in Arms Regulations (“ITAR”) governs exports of all defense articles, services and technical data that are on the U.S. Munitions List (“USML).  The ITAR also requires companies involved in the production of defense articles, parts, or components, the provision of defense services or the development of technical data that are on the USML to register with the State Department’s Directorate of Defense Controls, which administers the ITAR — even if the company is not involved in exports because its customers are in the U.S.

In this session, we will “crack open” the ITAR to cover its requirements, including compliance, and will distinguish it from the U.S. Export Administration Regulations (“EAR”), which govern exports of most items, services and technology that are not on the USML.  In addition, we will also discuss how the ITAR is evolving as a result of the export control reforms that were initiated in 2010, were finally codified in  the Export Control Reform Act of 2018 and still are not close to being fully implemented.

Series Summary

Government contracting is very complex, and rife with arcane rules from a variety of sources. Indeed, there are so many statutes, regulations, manuals/handbooks and codes that it’s impossible to know everything in government contracting. The secret is that, instead of knowing everything, the good accountant, lawyer, or program manager will know where to find the rules that are relevant to the situation. Join PCI as our experts explore a different source of government contracts information each month.

During each session of Cracking Open Government Contracting, an expert from PCI will show you how to navigate a different key, but complicated, government contracts source: They’ll explain what is, and what is not, in the source; how the source is structured; and what the most important rules – and how to avoid the pitfalls — in the source. This series will help you discover what you didn’t know, how to find information that you need to know, and what to do with that information once you’ve found it.

We will cover:

  • Foundational Materials in Government Contracting
  • How Covered Materials are Organized
  • Proper “Use Cases” for Covered Materials
  • Hazards and “Inconsistencies” in Those Materials
  • Standard Provisions and Exceptions in the Material

Dates and Topics

Cracking Open Important Aspects of Government Contracting Webinar Series

Second Tuesday of the Month

  • 1/14 – Cracking Open an RFP
  • 2/11 – Cracking Open the FAR
  • 3/10 – Cracking Open Professor Nash’s Formation of Government Contracts (2011)
  • 4/14 – Cracking Open the CPSR Guidebook
  • 5/12 – Cracking Open the CMMC
  • 6/9 – Cracking Open Professor Nash’s Administration of Government Contracts (2006)
  • 7/14 – Cracking Open the DFAR
  • 8/11 – Cracking Open the Guidebook for Performance Based Services
  • 9/8 – Cracking Open the DoD’s Other Transactions Guide
  • 10/13 – Cracking Open the DoD Commercial Items Guide
  • 12/15 – Cracking Open the ITAR


December 15, 2020
2:00 pm - 3:15 pm
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