Original Date: 09/14/1998
Revision Date: 01/18/2007
Information : Technical Data Export Certification
The International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) govern technical data export requirements for defense products. ITAR states that defense-related technical data can only be exported if a valid export license exists or an ITAR exemption is applicable. Per these regulations, technical data exports must be documented including any ITAR exemptions, and the information must be retained for five years from the date of export.
Over the years, Raytheon Missile Systems Company’s (RMSC’s) program offices used various non-standardized forms, certificates, and certification processes to handle technical data export situations. In addition, the means of designating an authorized individual to certify the technical data exports was inconsistent. Typically, the designation was not determined by a single, focal point-of-contact. As a result, RMSC initiated Technical Data Export Certification to standardize the forms, certifications, and handling procedures for exporting technical data. Only those individuals, authorized by senior RMSC contracts management, may authorize an export. These individuals must meet specific criteria before being designated as authorized signatories.
RMSC’s process ensures that technical data exports can only take place if a valid export license or an ITAR exemption exists. The process also enables the company to properly document and retain the export information per government regulations.
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