Trade Compliance ITAR

Global trade compliance made easy.

Reliant Defense was established in 2006 for the purpose of providing ITAR and EAR global trade compliance services. Reliant has since supported hundreds of companies with audits and assessments, training, licensing support, procedures, disclosures, and mentoring of Empowered Officials and management. We are experts in compliance with the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) and the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) and support companies that are new to export compliance laws and regulations as well as major defense contractors that require a high level of expertise and experience.

We Are Practitioners

Not only do we understand the regulations, but we also know how to implement them utilizing best practices and time-tested solutions. We believe that the best service comes from people that have seen both sides, which allows us to effectively and efficiently serve your company.

We Are Risk Mitigators

Negligence and willful disregard of the regulations can have serious repercussions. Reliant knows how to translate the regulations into meaningful and customized training and develop tools to mitigate the risk of non-compliance. Reliant has the confidence of major defense contractors and the U.S. State Department, Directorate of Defense Trade Controls – Compliance (“DTCC”) alike.

We Are Globally Minded

In addition to working with small, medium and large-sized companies in the United States, Reliant has provided services to facilities globally in the form of training, audits and licensing support.  Reliant has worked at facilities in the United Kingdom, Germany, Netherlands, Saudi Arabia, U.A.E., France, Philippines, Ireland and Australia.

EAR Compliance Program


Cole Blumer

Cole Blumer has over 30 years of experience in export compliance and international trade in the defense industry. He has worked with numerous defense, aerospace, and commercial companies in the US and abroad with internal and DDTC-directed audits, assessments, onsite compliance programs, licensing, specialized training, and commodity jurisdiction activities.

Prior to founding Reliant Defense, Cole served as an Empowered Official as well as worked in other business disciplines including international contracts, procurement, business development, program management, and global sustainment strategies with companies such as Lockheed Martin. During his tenure with them, Cole won multiple awards and accolades including the coveted NOVA Award, which is the corporation’s highest recognition given to an individual. As a trade compliance consultant, Cole has been heralded for his innovative approach to compliance and is recognized for his ability to train and translate the complex export laws and regulations into workable solutions in a way that makes sense for companies based on their risk profile.

Cole holds a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Business Administration.

We have worked with Reliant Defense on different projects, including on-site audits. Reliant Defense has also signed a contract with our company to provide services on an ongoing basis as needed. We highly recommend Reliant Defense. Their performance has been unsurpassed and we will continue to utilize their services without hesitation.

Reliant Defense customer for multi-site internal audits and on-going services