ITAR Registration with the US Department of State allows InquisIT, LLC to best support the dynamic and complex defense needs of our customers efficiently and securely.
What is ITAR?
The International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) is a U.S. regulation that controls the manufacturing, brokering, and import and export of defense related articles and services as defined in the United States Munitions List (USML). These articles and services cover physical defense articles, such as firearms and ammunition, as well as defense-related “technical data”, such as plans, documents, or diagrams used to manufacture military gear. Any company that wishes to broker or distribute defense-related items on the USML must be ITAR compliant. The process involves two main steps: registration and compliance.
The registration process is completed through the State Department’s Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC) in order to be in ITAR activity – company registration is a base requirement for the next step, compliance.
Companies engaged in the manufacturing, exporting, importing, or brokering of defense articles must be ITAR compliant. That is why InquisIT includes key components such as: defined roles and responsibilities, ongoing training and education, and periodic reviews and audits. We emphasize ongoing employee education and training in order to remain up to date on policy changes and ensure requirements are enforced at every stage of our operations.
In accordance with best practices, InquisIT manages ITAR regulated materials using NIST SP 800-53 as a baseline for security standards. Our team follows best practices to ensure ITAR data is accessible while also staying secure for our customers, such as:
- maintaining an information security policy
- regularly testing security systems and processes, and
- implementing strong access control measures
As an ITAR registered company, InquisIT brings a competitive market advantage and can also provide our customers unique benefits to better drive value for their organizations.
Competitive Advantage: Providing defense related data, products and services are critical to our nation’s security, and being ITAR compliant is necessary for government contractors to make this happen. Contracting officers will look for companies able to maintain ITAR compliance and will consider this a valuable factor when evaluating companies and awarding contracts. InquisIT is well-prepared for ITAR compliance and as a result, maintains a competitive edge over other firms when it comes to acquiring federal defense business.
Security: As an ITAR registered and compliant contractor, InquisIT will ensure customer information is completely secure. We meet requirements related to documentation, policy, training, and procedures; all of which is an advantage to our customers. Our team follows best practices to make sure your product and service needs are maintained under the highest quality of information security standards.
Minimize Risk: InquisIT showcases an understanding and successful track record of ITAR compliance, which minimizes the risk of incurring hefty financial fines or legal penalties. As a result, we are able to take on more projects that serve the critical defense needs of our customers. With successful registration and continuous compliance, InquisIT works to minimize the risk of violations and allows our customers to focus on carrying out their critical missions.
Overall, our ITAR designation and thorough understanding of regulations will allow us to bring your federal defense services to the next level. InquisIT will leverage this resource as another tool to “transform the business of government” through superior performance and stewardship to the American taxpayer and our customers.
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