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Blue Lantern Report for FY2020 – The End-Use Monitoring of Defense Articles and Defense Services Program

The Blue Lantern program “monitors the end-use of defense articles, technical data, defense services, and brokering activities exported through commercial channels and subject to [DOS] licenses or other approvals.” On July 6, the Department of State (DOS), Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC) published a Congressional report on End-Use Monitoring of Defense Articles and Defense … Continue Reading

Golden Sentry Program Report for FY2020 – Government-to-Government End-Use Monitoring of Defense Articles and Defense Services

The Golden Sentry Program monitors government-to-government transfers to ensure defense articles and services provided to foreign governments by the U.S. are being used in accordance with the transfer agreements. The program’s goals are to (1) minimize security risks to the U.S. and its allies; and (2) ensure compliance with the U.S. technology control requirements.… Continue Reading

US Government Revises Two Previous FAQs Regarding US Persons Abroad

On April 6, 2020, the US Department of State’s Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC) announced it had revised two published Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs). The revised FAQs address US persons abroad and requests for authorization to provide defense services. The FAQs read: (1) If I request authorization for defense services that describe my current … Continue Reading

DDTC Fines Alleged Violations of ITAR and Failure to Appoint Qualified Empowered Offcial

On February 28, 2019, with a civil penalty of US$400,000, Darling Industries, Inc. of Tucson, Arizona settled allegations for violating six counts of the Arms Export Control Act (AECA), as well as the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), in connection with unauthorized exports of defense articles, provisions of defense services and failure to appoint a qualified Empowered Official.… Continue Reading
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