Consultants and Advisors - CVG Strategy

Our firm occupies a unique position in the world of manufacturing consulting and training.

Consultants and advisors specialize in assisting small- to mid-sized companies with capitalizing on opportunities for growth and enhancing business performance. Team CVG Strategy offers a diverse range of subject matter experts whose services can be tailored to provide support for our clients’ projects in four major focus areas today. One is Quality Management Systems, second is Test and Evaluation including our EZ Test Plans, and the third is ITAR and Export Compliance. The fourth area is the ITAR Store which provides export compliance products including ITAR Signs and Badges.

The depth of a 20-year foundation of proven experience and established relationships makes CVG Strategy an asset to any organization that has a desire to grow in this challenging global economic climate. We are committed to excellence and dedicated to providing personalized, high quality service for our clients. Located on Florida’s Space Coast, CVG Strategy is an SBA 8a Certified Disadvantaged Minority and Woman-Owned Small Business.

When we work with a new client on Quality, we enable rapid implementation. Everything we do as consultants is processed based. Our Quality Experts have experience with ISO9001:2015, AS9100D, ISO 13485:2016, ISO 27001:2013 or Association of American Railroads (AAR) M-1003 and can readily deliver compliant procedures and work instructions.

In the past few years, our technical writers have prepared over hundreds of Test Plans for our client’s Test and Evaluation Programs. Many customers retain our technical experts to serve as onsite witness at certified Test Laboratories to provide guidance and subject matter support. Our experience in producing test plans has evolved into our new EZ-TEST Plan product line of test plan templates.

Our focus on ITAR & Export Compliance combines the Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC) and Bureau of Industry Security (BIS) Guidance with our recommended best practices and experience. Our Consultants and Advisors provide ITAR Training, ITAR Audits and ITAR & Export Compliance Manuals. We have processed dozens of new ITAR Programs for companies and have a broad experience in this regulatory space which we offer our clients.

CVG Strategy is ready to deliver customized solutions for your organization.

Consultants and Advisors with a focus on Quality.

consultants and advisorsOur Exemplar Global and Probitas Certified Quality Experts provide the best public and on-site training seminars, workshops and quality consultation in the Quality and Inspection disciplines to customers across North America.  Our trainers are experts in their respective fields, leveraging the latest information and industry-standards to support and grow your quality and manufacturing processes improvement efforts. They speak from the heart and do not read scripts or read slides (don’t you hate that!).  Each  of our Quality Professionals are Exemplar Global Lead Auditor Certified in their respective standards and have not only prepared their own material, they have worked in companies prior to joining CVG Strategy as on of our consultants and advisors.

Quality Training Services include:
Public Workshops, Customized On-Site Training, Auditing and Consulting, QMS Upgrade (new standard revision)

Consultants and Advisors with a focus on Product Test.

We provide industry with expert subject matter support as specialized consultants and advisors in the area of product qualification testing. Whether your needs are for advice which would contribute to a new design plan, to qualify an existing design, or to assist in executing a test program, our test engineers are available to help. Subject Matter areas include (EMC) Electro-Magnetic Compatibility, (EMI) Electro-Magnetic Interference, Electrical Power (Vehicle and Shipboard), Dynamic (shock and vibration), and Envronmental (simulated – high/low temperature, rain, blowing sand/dust, and others). The breadth of product experience includes shipboard, vehicles, fixed, aircraft (including drones), and space launch electronic and electro-mechanical sub-systems.

consultans and advisorsOur product testing engineers have worked with many manufacturers from the concept of their products with our Product Evaluation service to supporting them through the complex qualification testing required by modern commercial and aerospace standards. Our technical expertise (through experience) allows us to help companies experience a smoother journey through the final testing and validation phase of their projects, reducing their risk and final cost of testing. You will find that our consultants and advisors have an excellent track record and reputation at test labs all over North America.

Product Testing Services include:
Product Evaluation, Program Management, Independent Test Witness, Test Plans, Compliance By Analysis

Consultants and Advisors with a focus on Export Compliance.

We provide industry with expert subject matter support as specialized consultants and advisors in the area of product qualification testing. Whether your needs are for advice which would contribute to a new design plan, to qualify an existing design, or to assist in executing a test program, our test engineers are available to help. Subject Matter areas include (EMC) Electro-Magnetic Compatibility, (EMI) Electro-Magnetic Interference, Electrical Power (Vehicle and Shipboard), Dynamic (shock and vibration), and Envronmental (simulated – high/low temperature, rain, blowing sand/dust, and others). The breadth of product experience includes shipboard, vehicles, fixed, aircraft (including drones), and space launch electronic and electro-mechanical sub-systems.

consultants and advisorsOur product testing engineers have worked with many manufacturers from the concept of their products with our Product Evaluation service to supporting them through the complex qualification testing required by modern commercial and aerospace standards. Our technical expertise (through experience) allows us to help companies experience a smoother journey through the final testing and validation phase of their projects, reducing their risk and final cost of testing. You will find that our consultants and advisors have an excellent track record and reputation at test labs all over North America.

ITAR and EAR Services include:
Training, Voluntary Self Disclosure, Technical Assistance Agreements, Deemed Export Licenses, Export License Processing, Subject Matter Experts

Consultants and Advisors with a focus on Cyber Security.

Weaknesses in information security can jeopardize your mission, threaten your profitability, and invite fines and penalties from regulatory bodies. If you aren’t completely confident in your information security posture or your ability to manage IT risk, talk to CVG Strategy. Our Cyber Security Consultants provide services and solutions that deliver continuous security assurance for businesses.

consultans and advisorsMany companies have the DFARS Clause 252.204-7012 requirement in their contracts. This requires the implementation of NIST SP 800-171 which allows for planned implementation of some requirements if documented in the system security plan and associated plans of action. If you handle controlled unclassified information (CUI) of the federal government or have the flow down requirement DFARS 252.204.7012, you need to care for it by implementing NIST SP 800-171. Learn how CVG Strategy can help you.

Understanding the total realm of possibilities is critical to defending the cyber domain. CVG Strategy is a service provider and consultancy focused on process control to ensure you have an objective view of your security controls and IT risk management strategy. We provide independent advice based on industry’s best practices and more than two decades’ experience in protecting information.

Cyber Services include:
Auditing, Procedure and ISMS Preparation, Training and Implementation

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Shop Our Full Line ITAR Signs & Accessories

The ITAR STORE is available for our customers who want ITAR and EAR Security Signs, Visitor Badges, and Visitor Sign-In Registers.  In order to give notice about your company’s ITAR and Export Compliance, you must make it clear in a public manner. Visitors need to be tracked and proper indentification is a critical factor.

These products are customized for United States business and their facilities.