On Tuesday, the Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC) hosted a new webinar as part of their IT Modernization Series. This webinar covered the current status and next steps for the DDTC’s new registration and licensing applications. If you weren’t able to attend, here’s what you missed.
Although policies, procedures and physical export controls remain important, export compliance risk has shifted to the cyber domain, where data is created, stored and shared. Export compliance programs based on tribal knowledge, manual processes and manual controls do not address the risks of operating in a globally- networked, information-driven economy.
We’re kicking off November with the launch of our new website. Our revamped site includes new resources, an improved user experience and a blog where you can keep up to speed on all the cutting-edge concepts in trade compliance.
To remain relevant, to succeed in our non-proliferation objectives, or have any hope of preventing our economic and military advantages from being exfiltrated (stolen), we must develop, implement, maintain, and continuously improve our cyber compliance capabilities.
I had a recent exchange with a Trade Compliance (TC) colleague who was expressing her belief that many TC professionals don't know their IT counterparts, or who they should be working with to ensure export controls are integrated into IT networks and systems.
I recently published an article recommending the export compliance community adopt a new mission statement.
Whether or not your export compliance function has a mission statement, I recommend you adopt the following: Our mission is to deliver accurate and timely export control decisions.