The Arms Export Control Act governs the export of defense articles and defense services to foreign recipients, and covers both commercial and government programs. It authorizes a list of controlled articles and the U.S. Munitions list which is contained in the International Trade in Arms Regulation (ITAR), published by the Department of State. This law is the legal basis for the security requirements of most international programs. Please visit the Department of State web site for more information.
NTS is involved in the testing of systems and products in leading edge technologies, including defense electronics, and materials, which are controlled under the ITAR. In the course of its technical and related business activities NTS employees may interface with Foreign National persons and companies and may need to transfer technical information during such activities.
Our web portal often used to transfer and deliver ‘NON CLASSIFIED’ data to our clients uses a SSL protocol (secure sockets layer). SSL is a protocol for transmitting private documents via the Internet. SSL uses a cryptographic system that uses two keys to encrypt data — a public key known to everyone and a private or secret key known only to the recipient of the message. Both Netscape Navigator and Internet Explorer support SSL, and many Web sites use the protocol to obtain confidential user information, such as credit card numbers. By convention, URLs that require an SSL connection start with https: instead of http:.
NTS has outlined controls necessary to ensure that no transfer of technical information or technical data is affected to foreign persons beyond that which is approved for license by the Department of State, Office of Defense Trade Controls (ODTC). NTS employees can refer to SOP# 20 located on the NTS Intranet.