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Robert D. Vander Lugt, Director of Export Compliance, Northrop Grumman Corporation to Speak at KCís ITAR for Government Contractors Live Webcast

New York, NY, December 24, 2011 --( The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that Robert D. Vander Lugt, Director of Export Compliance, Northrop Grumman Corporation will speak at the Knowledge Congress’ webcast entitled: “ITAR for Government Contractors.” This event is scheduled for Thursday, February 2, 2012 from 12:00pm – 2:00pm (ET).

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About Bob Vander Lugt

Bob Vander Lugt is the Director of Export Compliance for Northrop Grumman Corporation, where he and his staff are responsible for enterprise export compliance, assessment and training.

Before joining Northrop Grumman in 2003, Bob practiced national security law in Washington, D.C. As a Partner at McDermott, Will & Emery and Senior Counsel at Vinson & Elkins where he represented many of the major U.S. and European defense contractors in export control/technology transfer and sanctions compliance investigations, False Claims Act cases, bid protests, claims, suspension and debarment proceedings, merger and acquisition reviews, and security clearance revocation cases.

Bob is a Commander in United States Navy Reserve, presently serving as the Commanding Officer of a Pacific Fleet Intelligence unit in Alameda, California. He returned in July 2011 from a year in Afghanistan where he served as Intelligence Detachment Commander for the nation’s premier Special Operations Task Force. As an adjunct professor at the Georgetown University Law Center, Bob designed and taught a course in the law of international institutions. He is coauthor of International Rules: Approaches from International Law and International Relations, published by Oxford University Press and has lectured widely on international and national security law topics, both in the United States and abroad.

Bob received his undergraduate degree in History and Government from Oral Roberts University, and his law degree from the University of Virginia. He lives with his wife Ruthie and son Joel in Plano, TX, and enjoys reading history & biography, kayaking and cycling.

About Northrop Grumman Corporation

Northrop Grumman Corporation is a leading global security company providing innovative systems, products and solutions in aerospace, electronics, information systems, and technical services to government and commercial customers worldwide.

The firm’s core competencies are aligned with the current and future needs of its customers and address emerging global security challenges in key areas, such as unmanned systems, cybersecurity, C4ISR, and logistics that are critical to the defense of the nation and its allies.

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Event Synopsis:

ITAR has become a major issue for government contractors. In recent years the US Government has been increasing enforcement of this important area of regulation. While the ITAR is part of the US export control laws, it also applies to activities beyond exports and applies to many US companies in their domestic business activities. This is especially a problem for government contractors firms that do a lot of work in domestic contracts - while companies in the defense area are familiar with this, many firms that perform domestic contracts for US government agencies are subject to ITAR requirements.

This program is designed to provide corporate counsel, outside attorneys, Directors & Officers a clear overview of this area of the law - to help them determine if they are regulated under ITAR and if so, to learn the fundamental principles of these regulations.

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The Knowledge Congress was established with the mission to produce unbiased, objective, and educational live webinars that examine industry trends and regulatory changes from a variety of different perspectives. The goal is to deliver a unique multilevel analysis of an important issue affecting business in a highly focused format. To contact or register to an event, please visit:

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