ITAR reforms coming?

This could remove significant objections to Cloud-sourcing and crowd-sourcing many of the functions that IT has traditionally argued must be done on site because of ITAR restrictions.

Panel advises Obama to ease science security – Technology & science- msnbc.com

A report from a panel appointed by the non-partisan advisory organization suggests that President-elect Barack Obama move quickly with an executive order to restructure the export and visa controls.

“Our export controls retard both the U.S. and its allies from sharing access to military technology, and handicap American business from competing globally,” it adds.

And here is an older article that suggests that an Obama administration might actually take the recommendation seriously.

Obama Advisor: ITAR Is a Cold War Relic

An Obama administration, he says, would want to take a look at reforming the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) — the rules that control the export and import of defense-related technologies and services.

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