ITAR / EAR: Mastering Challenges

Start Dates:

Start Date 1: 04/21/2020 8:00 am


Location Course 1: New Orleans, Louisiana

Course Length:





This two-day advanced ITAR/EAR compliance seminar draws on the experiences of current and former U.S. Government officials. Designed to bring attention to the latest compliance topics and familiarize attendees with significant compliance specialist challenges, this seminar uses small group exercises to encourage team building and effective management practices. Topics include Post Export Control Reform: Transition Issues to Consider, Role of Empowered Officials, On-Site Visits, Submitting Voluntary Disclosures to Commerce and State, Advanced Agreement Workshop, EAR Enforcement, Compliance, and Brokering.

Course Outline:

Day 1

  • Recent Regulatory Changes & What to Expect
  • Top 10 Violations Under a Consent Agreement
  • Practical Tips for Cloud Users
  • The Effective Habits of an Empowered Official
  • Foreign Nationals & Elements of a TCP
  • How to Apply Requirements for Classification, Recordkeeping, and Exemptions


Day 2

  • New Guidance on Emerging and Foundational Technologies
  • Advanced Agreements Workshop
  • Breakout Session – Drafting Your TAA
  • Implementing an Export Compliance Program
  • Managing the Practical Impact of Re-Classification on Your Supply Chain
  • Sentinel, Blue Lantern Programs & State/DDTC Company Visits


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  • Suzanne Palmer, President, Export Compliance Solutions, a former Licensing Officer at the State Department, Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC), with 20 years of direct experience in the U.S. defense industry. After leaving the State Department, Ms. Palmer joined Northrop Grumman’s Electronic Systems in Baltimore and then went on to work at Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab. Ms. Palmer combined this unique experience to found ECS in 2003. The ECS team provides training to help compliance officials successfully apply U.S. export control regulations and establish viable export compliance programs. Ms. Palmer has worked on the Defense Trade Advisory Group (DTAG), was appointed to serve as a Special Compliance Officer (SCO) for a company operating under a Consent Agreement and is an active speaker for various professional organizations.

  • Lisa Bencivenga has has over twenty years of varied experience in export/import licensing and compliance issues with major defense contractors. She has had the leading role in developing and implementing internal compliance programs, providing regulatory guidance, instituting license databases, training personnel at all corporate levels, conducting audits requested by clients and/or directed by the U.S. Department of State, coordinating investigations and working closely with legal departments while administering the full spectrum of corporate international export/import activities. She has several years of experience in space-related export issues which includes obtaining and implementing complex licensing arrangements related to spacecraft and launch activities as a result of her employment with Orbital Sciences Corporation and The Boeing Company.

  • Timothy Mooney is a Senior Export Policy Analyst with the Regulatory Policy Division in the Office of Exporter Services/Export Administration with the U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS). Mr. Mooney joined BIS in July 2004. As a Senior Export Policy Analyst, he is responsible for drafting rules to revise the Export Administration Regulations (EAR). Since 2004, Mr. Mooney has drafted one hundred and nineteen rules that have amended or requested public comments on the EAR. Mr. Mooney is actively involved in the current USML to CCL review process, including helping to draft the April 16, 2013 initial implementation final rule. Mr. Mooney helped to develop the Specially Designed and CCL Order of Review Decision Tools that are available on the BIS website.

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