Full compliance with the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulations Supplement (DFARS), and other applicable regulations such as U.S. ITAR (International Traffic in Arms Regulations) is crucial for DoD suppliers, subcontractors, and manufacturers of the defense articles. Similarly, determination of the required authorizations and licenses before an export of a defense article or before providing a defense service to non-U.S. persons becomes a daunting task. Even if there is no exportation planned, in almost all defense end-use projects there will be a need to ensure the safeguarding of the technical data against the access of unauthorized persons. Also, in some cases, there may be a license exemption eligible for the case with certain conditions and limitations.

GovConCouncil’s defense and ITAR compliance experts may assist you to evaluate the project and transaction and help your organization in the complex world of the defense manufacturing regulations and ITAR. Some of our defense compliance related mentorship activities include the following:


Review of the contract, defense programs, and assessment of applicable controls

Department of State – ITAR registration assistance

Technology Control Plan preparation

License exemption analysis and guidance

Commodity Jurisdiction analysis assistance

EAR & ITAR licensing

Re-export license applications for items manufactured by foreign entities with U.S. originated defense article and technology

Validation of licenses and resolution of issues with the Department of State