Empowered Officials: Who They Are and What They Need to Know

Are you an empowered official? Did your boss ask you to become one? Need to prepare for the role? Want to know what it really means? If so, this is the webinar for you.

The International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) use the term “empowered official” in some very specific ways. Despite that, it’s a frequently misunderstood role, even by some people currently in it. In this webinar, we will discuss what it means to be an empowered official and what the ITAR requires of those in the role. We will also review the essential information which the ITAR mandates all empowered officials know.


Topics will include:

  • Who is eligible to be an empowered official
  • What empowered officials need to know about the law, regulations, and penalties
  • The essential responsibilities of an empowered official
  • The important tasks which only an empowered official can do
  • Ins and outs of certification requirements
  • How and when to notify DDTC of empowered officials

This webinar will provide PowerPoint slides and include live video and commentary from Scott Gearity, who has been bringing over 15 years of consulting, training, and corporate export compliance program management experience to bear for his clients.


Each registrant will receive a copy of the presentation, certificate of completion, and access to the webinar recording.


Can’t make the live broadcast of this webinar?  Don’t worry; you will receive access to the webinar, via recording and PowerPoint presentation. Multi-viewer discounts are available.

Speaker and Presenter Information


Scott Gearity

President - ECTI

Principal - BSG Consulting


Scott Gearity is a Principal of BSG Consulting, bringing over 15 years of consulting, training and corporate export compliance program management experience to bear for his clients.


Mr. Gearity has substantial experience in military, dual-use and commercial export controls. His clients have ranged in size from small start-ups to some of the world’s largest companies, with a particular focus on the information technology, telecommunications, networking and software industries.


Mr. Gearity joined BSG from Microsoft Corporation, where he was based in Ireland and managed the company’s export compliance program for Europe, the Middle East and Africa. He continues to advise many non-US companies affected by US export controls.


Mr. Gearity holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in international studies and economics from American University. He is a licensed US customs broker.

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Wed, Jan 30, 2019, 1:00pm - 2:30pm ET


Additional viewers each (w/registered viewer):  $75.00
Per Person:  $195.00

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