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This Workshop will explore the increasing role that IT and cybersecurity plays in trade compliance programs. It will delve into the main IT challenges in preventing unauthorized access, U.S. DoD’s Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) requirements relating to cybersecurity, and the increasing attention that U.S. export control enforcement is giving to cybersecurity. The session will conclude with a look at how IT can help automate export control compliance.

This Workshop is a “must” attend for senior corporate compliance managers, IT managers, export control auditors, in-house counsel, and IT service providers and consultants. Participants will:

• Learn how to avoid compliance traps associated with the electronic storage and transfer of controlled technical data.

• Explore what role IT plays in an effective and robust export control compliance program.

• Understand how DFARS “flow downs” may dictate your IT infrastructure

• Find out current governmental enforcement trends with respect to unauthorized transfers of export-controlled data.

• Benefit from the experience of current users as to what export control automation software may be right for your company.

Workshop LEADER


Gary Stanley

President, Global Legal Services

Gary Stanley is the President of Global Legal Services, PC, a Washington, DC-based law firm focusing on trade compliance and other international business issues. Mr. Stanley represents, among others, numerous U.S., Canadian, and European companies on defense export control issues.

For example, Mr. Stanley has:

• Assisted U.S. and non-U.S. companies with understanding and implementing the Obama Administration’s Export Control Reforms.

• Counseled numerous U.S. and non-U.S. defense firms on securing U.S. Department of State/Directorate of Defense Trade Controls and U.S. Department of Commerce/Bureau of Industry and Security export and re-export licenses and other authorizations (e.g., ITAR Part 124 Technical Assistance Agreements), as well as use of ITAR and EAR exemptions.

• Performed export and re-export control compliance audits and aided companies in strengthening their internal compliance programs.

• Advised several companies on voluntary and directed disclosures under ITAR § 127.12 and EAR § 764.5.

• Assisted numerous defense firms with registration and licensing of its brokers under Part 129 of the ITAR.

• Served as the Special Compliance Official overseeing a major defense company’s export control compliance program pursuant to a Consent Agreement the company entered with the U.S. Department of State. State enforcement officials had brought charges against the company under a theory of successor liability for violations another company, most of whose assets this company had acquired, allegedly committed.

Mr. Stanley publishes the daily, free newsletter, Defense and Export-Import Update, with several thousand governmental and industry subscribers throughout the world.

Mr. Stanley received his undergraduate degree from Emory University in 1975 and his law degree from Harvard Law School in 1978. He was elected in his junior year to Phi Beta Kappa.

Global Legal Services

Global Legal Services, PC, is a Washington, DC-based law firm focusing on trade compliance and other international business issues. The firm advises both U.S. and non-U.S. companies on U.S. export and re-export controls, including securing U.S. licenses and other export authorizations, strengthening corporate export control compliance programs, providing training to employees, and advising on civil violations of the ITAR and EAR.

Gary Stanley is the President of Global Legal Services, PC, a Washington, DC-based law firm. Mr. Stanley represents, among others, numerous U.S., Canadian, and European companies on export control issues. Mr. Stanley served as the Subject Matter Expert on Export Controls for the ground breaking Transatlantic Secure Collaboration Program’s Phase II Design Framework, a set of best practices for sharing unclassified controlled information electronically. Mr. Stanley is the editor of the daily Defense and Export-Import Update newsletter.

Workshop programme

8:15 Registration and Coffee

8:45 Opening Remarks and Introductions

9:00 Seven Critical IT Challenges in Export Control Compliance

Gary Stanley

Gary Stanley, President, Global Legal Services
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• The “simplest challenge” – structured and managed controlled data on corporate networks
• E-mails everywhere!  policing controlled data in a world of desktops, home computers, laptops, thumb drives, mobiles phones, and tablets
• Overcoming the “culture clash” between export control and IT managers

9:40 U.S. DFARS Cybersecurity Requirements

Gary Stanley

Gary Stanley, President, Global Legal Services
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• “Flow down” contract clauses relating to cybersecurity safe guard measures and cyber incident reporting
• The role that the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology plays
• Is U.S. DoD likely to make more programs classified to combat hacking

10:20 Morning Coffee

10:50 U.S. Export Control Enforcement’s Evolving Expectations

Gary Stanley

Gary Stanley, President, Global Legal Services
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• Does a cyber hacking incident call for a Voluntary Disclosure?
• Creating a “safe harbour” through DFARS compliance
• Insights from recent Consent Agreement

11:30 IT’s Role in Trade Automation

Gary Stanley

Gary Stanley, President, Global Legal Services
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• Solving the challenge of tracking re-export authorizations for U.S.-controlled parts in bills of material
• Data loss prevention through ID and Data Management
• Review of best-in-class software programs for trade automation

12:10 Closing Remarks and Questions

12:15 End of Workshop


Movenpick Hotel Amsterdam City Centre

Piet Heinkade 11
Amsterdam 1019 BR

Movenpick Hotel Amsterdam City Centre

Rewarding its guests with a spectacular view over the city and river IJ from the 408 rooms, the Mövenpick Hotel Amsterdam City Centre offers a unique location. It lies within walking distance of the historical city centre of Amsterdam, Central Station and cultural hotspots. The hotel is easily reached from the highway and only 20 minutes from Schiphol Airport. With its 12 flexible and state-of-the-art meeting rooms with natural daylight and free internet, the hotel offers a perfect balance between business and leisure.



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‘A commitment to structured skills and knowledge enhancement for Personal or Professional competence’

CPD is a common requirement of individual membership with professional bodies and Institutes. Increasingly, employers also expect their staff to undertake regular CPD activities.

Undertaken over a period of time, CPD ensures that educational qualifications do not become obsolete, and allows for best practice and professional standards to be upheld.

CPD can be undertaken through a variety of learning activities including instructor led training courses, seminars and conferences, e:learning modules or structured reading.


There are approximately 470 institutes in the UK across all industry sectors, with a collective membership of circa 4 million professionals, and they all expect their members to undertake CPD.

For some institutes undertaking CPD is mandatory e.g. accountancy and law, and linked to a licence to practice, for others it’s obligatory. By ensuring that their members undertake CPD, the professional bodies seek to ensure that professional standards, legislative awareness and ethical practices are maintained.

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The majority of Input and Output based schemes actively encourage individuals to seek appropriate CPD activities independently.

As a formal provider of CPD certified activities, SMI Group can provide an indication of the learning benefit gained and the typical completion. However, it is ultimately the responsibility of the delegate to evaluate their learning, and record it correctly in line with their professional body’s or employers requirements.


Increasingly, international and emerging markets are ‘professionalising’ their workforces and looking to the UK to benchmark educational standards. The undertaking of CPD is now increasingly expected of any individual employed within today’s global marketplace.

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