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ITAR Compliance 101: Protecting Technical Data

Compliance with the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) is the cornerstone of safeguarding information related to the international arms trade. In the tech and aerospace industries, ITAR significantly influences the manufacturing, sale, and distribution of products.
The scope of ITAR compliance extends across the entire supply chain of companies, from wholesalers and third-party vendors to hardware and software manufacturers and distributors. Its reach is massive; the Department of Defense supply chain alone includes approximately 5 million items from more than 100,000 suppliers, while the broader American defense industry was worth $741 billion this year.