Export and Cyber Compliance

Increasing the Value Proposition: Export and Cyber Compliance (ITAR and EAR) Webinar

Do you have or want to contract with the federal government?

Do you participate in international trade shows? 

Do you export now, or want to?

Understanding ITAR and EAR*, and the many channels of federal regulations that govern export control can be critical to a company’s future. Numerous regulations make it difficult for a company to maintain a sense of confidence that their export control program is current, sophisticated and robust enough to prevent stiff penalties. What makes these penalties even more frightening are the new cyber security requirements for all federal contractors.

Any violation of U.S. export controls, even one that is seemingly technical or inadvertent, could subject your company and any involved employees to severe criminal penalties including jail time, substantial civil penalties and fines, loss of export privileges, and suspension or debarment from contracting with the U.S. government and original equipment manufacturers (OEM).

This presentation will provide an overview of ITAR and EAR, and the many channels of federal regulations that govern export control, and what you can do to get into compliance quickly. In addition, the presentation will review system security changes that are needed to get your company into compliance with the new cyber requirements.

This webinar is a presentation of the Northeast Electrochemical Energy Storage Cluster and the Fuel Cell & Hydrogen Energy Association. For more information, please visit www.NEESC.org or www.FCHEA.org

Moderator: Jennifer Gangi, Director of Communications and Outreach, FCHEA

Speakers:

Natalie Real, Chief Administrative Officer & In-House Counsel, CCAT

Greg Bugbee, CTO and Security Specialist, NOVUS Insight

* The Department of State’s Directorate of Defense Trade Controls administers the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), and the Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security administers the Export Administration Regulations (EAR).

This event is free to attend 

For more information, contact info@chfcc.org or jgangi@fchea.org.

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