Yes, compliance to EARS and ITAR is required. Any firm large or small must comply with US regulations and laws, no matter the level of effort. Both the Government and NSTXL realize that complying with Export Controls (EARS and ITAR) will take more resources. The Government is required to identify projects requiring Export Control at the beginning of the project ideation. This provides Consortium Members with adequate information early in the process to determine if they want to respond, since these types of projects would require additional steps and resources.