Craig from Better Projects shared something very interesting. This article discusses ethical implications when you bid on a government project that is sensitive to ITAR. Your people may not be US citizens as per the ITAR guidelines. I have limited experience with this issue and would be happy to share it. ITAR does not apply to only DOD agencies. It also applies to all companies and agencies in the United States whose work could pose security risks according the ITAR regulation. Your company would not be eligible to bid for the contract period in the above example, regardless of Johnny’s status. This is a foreign company so anyone not a US Citizen will be unable work on it. Since you are based in Australia or elsewhere, it is likely that the rest of your team is also non-US citizens. Let’s say that you are a US company and the majority of your staff are US-persons. It is fine to work ITAR projects. I am working with another agency (not the DOD), and we have to deal with it as well. Sometimes we don’t agree with policies but if they want us to play their game we must follow their lead. Here are my preferred methods, ranked from best to worst, to answer your specific question.
This is when your team members are most in need of you. The best ethical approach is to do what’s right within the constraints and circumstances.