NAITA Trade Compliance Roundtable: Tech Transfer, Releasability & International Program Security @ Raytheon
Sep 15 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Speaker: Chris Brodersen, Director, Technology Release
Army & Missile Defense

Raytheon International, Inc.
NAITA and Presenting Sponsor Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP invite aerospace/defense technology companies to participate in the next Trade Compliance Roundtable discussion covering the key players and processes involved in Technology Transfer, Releasability, and International Programs Security. The process of obtaining releasability to transfer defense technology to foreign entities requires coordination among different U.S. government entities – including DOD, the military departments, the State Department, and the intelligence community – which have varying perspectives. Adding to this complexity, determinations of releasability are governed by broad guidance, which allows latitude in interpreting the unique circumstances of each proposed transfer. In determining the releasability of advanced weapons, technologies, and components, a number of factors are considered, including how U.S. technological advantage would be affected. Questions related to this topic are encouraged in advance and can be sent
Christopher Brodersen, Director, Technology Release, Army & Missile Defense Systems, Raytheon International, Inc., will discuss the complex issues involved in obtaining releasability from the U.S. Government to transfer advanced defense technology to foreign entities. Mr. Brodersen coordinates technology release from the Raytheon International Inc. office in Arlington, Virginia. He works closely with U.S. Government technology security and foreign disclosure personnel in the U.S. Army, Missile Defense Agency, Defense Technology Security Administration, and other U.S. Government entities, in order to insure that Raytheon can effectively execute in the international environment.

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September 15 • 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. • at Raytheon Jan Davis Drive
Export Compliance Training Institute-ITAR Seminar @ The Westin Huntsville
Oct 19 – Oct 20 all-day
NAITA Trade Compliance Roundtable | Order of Review & Classification: The 1st Step to Accurate Compliance @ The Jackson Center
Dec 6 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
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Join NAITA, Presenting Sponsor Bradley Arant Boult Cummings, and Goforth Trade Advisors for a discussion of the order of review process. Knowing the jurisdiction and classification of your products and technology is the foundation of accurate and successful compliance. It is critically important to follow the proper order of review to classify your products and services and ultimately determine export control jurisdiction over a company’s products (U.S. Department of State Directorate of Defense Trade Controls or U.S. Department of Commerce Bureau of Industry & Security).

Goforth Trade Advisors is led by three former senior members of the U.S. Department of State who were lead architects of the current revisions to U.S. export control laws under Export Control Reform, including the revisions to the U.S. Munitions List and creation of the new 600 series on the Commerce Control List. Candace Goforth, Managing Director of Goforth Trade Advisors, will provide advice to guide companies through the proper path to determining where to start and where to go next to determine classification and on appropriately applying the new regulations to determine whether or not jurisdiction has change. If you are unsure which list controls your products and services and whether or not an export license is required for your shipment, software download, or technical drawing, this is the place to be!

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Trade Compliance Roundtable: FBI Film Premiere – Made in America | Defending Our Technology @ Dynetics Solutions Complex
Aug 31 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

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Please join NAITA and Presenting Sponsor Bradley Arant Boult Cummings, in partnership with the FBI and InfraGard for this special event featuring the Huntsville premiere showing of the FBI movie Made in America | Defending Our Technology. This movie has not yet been released to the public. There is no cost to attend for NAITA and InfraGard members. Made in America is the fourth in a series of informative case-related movies focused on counterintelligence threats to U.S. companies. Made in America is based on a real investigation involving an Iranian proliferation network; however, the lessons learned are country agnostic and the “red flags” highlighted apply to all countries whose proliferation of exported, dual-use technologies could cause harm to our Nation’s security.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) protects the United States against foreign intelligence operations and espionage. Today, more foreign spies – not just traditional adversaries but also allies, hackers, and terrorists – are trying to steal more of our secrets from more places than ever before. What do they want? Our country’s classified information, of course – from military plans to national security vulnerabilities to our own intelligence activities. But increasingly, they also want our country’s trade secrets – innovations that give us a leg up in the global marketplace – and seemingly harmless technologies that could be used to develop or improve weapons of mass destruction.

The FBI’s foreign counterintelligence squad collects, analyzes, and utilizes information to identify and neutralize activities of foreign powers and their agents that could adversely affect U.S. national security. The FBI’s counterintelligence program strives to be predictive and proactive and to maintain a protective umbrella around the nation’s critical technology, infrastructure, and information. Both the economic aspects of foreign collection and export control issues are quickly rising in frequency and severity.

Following the movie, FBI Special Agent Kerry Straub will provide FBI commentary, including an overview of illicit proliferation methodologies and indicators, as well as a case study presentation of actual events. Davis Barlow, Assistant United States Attorney, Northern District of Alabama; and Spencer Schneider, Acting Resident Agent in Charge, Homeland Security Investigations, will join Kerry  for a panel discussion on how U.S. companies can be targeted, how to safeguard information and technology, and recognizing a potential threat.

Please click here for the meeting flyer or click here to register online. This meeting is Free for NAITA organizational members (Sustaining, Corporate, and Small Business), U.S. government representatives, InfraGard members, and FBI Citizens Academy Alumni.

Please Note that Due to Facility Security Requirements, this Event is for U.S. Citizens Only.

Complying with U.S. Export Controls | BIS/EAR & DDTC/ITAR Seminar @ Huntsville Marriott
Nov 5 – Nov 7 all-day

Join NAITA, the Alabama District Export Council, and BIS Ambassador Sponsor DHL Express USA for this official Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) Seminar on Complying with U.S. Export Controls. This two-day program on 11/5-6 is led by BIS’s professional counseling staff and provides an in-depth examination of the Export Administration Regulations (EAR). The program will cover the information exporters need to know to comply with U.S. export control requirements on commercial goods.

The program will focus on what items and activities are subject to the EAR; steps to take to determine the export licensing requirements for your item; how to determine your export control classification number (ECCN); when you can export or re-export without applying for a license; export clearance procedures and record keeping requirements. Presenters will conduct a number of “hands-on” exercises that will prepare you to apply the regulations to your own company’s export activities. This program is well suited for those who need a comprehensive understanding of their obligations under the EAR.

On 11/7, the seminar will focus on the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) and the State Department’s Directorate of Defense Trade Controls.

Approved by the Alabama State Bar for CLEs | This course or a portion thereof has been approved by the Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Commission of Alabama for a maximum of 18 hours’ credit.