International Traffic in Arms Regulation (ITAR) Risk Quantification
The International Traffic in Arms Regulation (ITAR) is a United States regulatory regime to restrict and control the export of defense and military technologies.
ITAR is meant to support United States national security and foreign policy objectives. ITAR covers items on the United States Munitions List (USML). ITAR enforcement and oversight is handled by several agencies within the United States Department of State, Department of Commerce, Department of Defense and Department of Homeland Security.
ITAR typically allows companies to share U.S. defense and military related technologies only with U.S. persons (or organizations) unless authorized by the Department of State or based on a special exemption. Penalties for non-compliance with ITAR may involve fines and imprisonment. In addition, companies may have clauses in contracts with third parties that create liability in case of ITAR violations.
YDC quantifies the risk reduction associated with ITAR compliance program. The difference between the MEAN values pre-mitigation and post-mitigation is placed on the data balance sheet.