ITAR Compliance

International Traffic in Arms Regulation (ITAR) controls the export and import of defense articles and defense services as detailed in the U.S. Munitions List. Information in the public domain is outside the purview of ITAR. (Please note that proprietary company information is not considered to be in the public domain.)

All authors submitting material to IEEE are expected to obtain any needed clearances for their works to be freely published in IEEE publications. Authors who:

  • are U.S. nationals (including green card holders)
  • work for a U.S.-based organization, regardless of where they are physically located; or,
  • work at a U.S. location of a non-U.S.-based organization must also ensure that ITAR compliance has been obtained for any and all papers submitted to IEEE for publication. IEEE assumes that each author involved in government contracts will meet their contract obligations and that these obligations will, by definition, satisfy the requirements for ITAR compliance. This is consistent with longstanding IEEE policy that authors obtain necessary approvals before publishing with IEEE. In such cases, the IEEE U.S. Export Control Compliance Form (PDF, 74KB) can be used to obtain that confirmation.

If you have any questions about ITAR, please contact the IEEE at