Latest News

What we’re talking about

Global Challenges for Cybersecurity
Cyber Security

Global Challenges for Cybersecurity Resilience

Global challenges for cybersecurity resilience were outlined in a recent report from the World Economic Forum.  The report, Global Cybersecurity Outlook 2024, analyzes the state of inequity in achieving cyber security, the impacts of geopolitics on the cyber risk landscape, the effects of emerging technologies such as Artificial Intelligence (AI), and the shortage of qualified people

Read More »
Nicaragua Export Restrictions
Export Compliance News

Nicaragua Export Restrictions Increased by U.S.

Nicaragua export restrictions have been increased by both the Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC) and the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) as of March of 2024.  These actions were taken in response to United States national security and foreign policy concerns regarding the continuing deterioration of the nation’s human rights, civil institutions, and

Read More »
Understanding MIL STD 810
Product Testing News

Understanding MIL-STD-810 and How to Use It

Understanding MIL-STD-810 is essential for proper developmental evaluation of the environmental effects on equipment.  CVG Strategy has been helping our customers use this valuable standard to create test programs for over a decade.  In this time we have seen a number of commonly held misconceptions about the standard and how to use it.  What is

Read More »
secure software development attestation
Cyber Security

Secure Software Development Attestation Form Released

A secure software development attestation form has been approved by the Federal Government in an attempt to ensure that contracted developers of software assume responsibility for the security risks in the protection of federal information.  The form was released by the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) Office of Management and Budget (OMB) on April

Read More »
foreign based businesses
Export Compliance News

Foreign Based Businesses and U.S. Export Compliance

Foreign based businesses and persons involved in the reexport of items controlled under the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) and the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) are subject to the regulations and associated sanctions.  This also holds true for foreign producers of items that incorporate threshold percentages (de minimis) of controlled items in their products

Read More »
Disruptive Technology Task Force Enforcement Actions
Export Compliance News

Disruptive Technology Task Force Enforcement Actions

The Disruptive Technology Task Force was launched in February of 2023 by the Department of Commerce, the Department of Justice, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation in an effort to prevent the unlawful acquisition of advanced technologies by foreign adversaries.  To date this effort has resulted in numerous cases being filed against parties involved in

Read More »
lockbit extorsion operation
Cyber Security

Lockbit Extorsion Operation Interrupted by Operation Cronos

The Lockbit extorsion operation was taken down by an international law enforcement effort called “Operation Cronos”.  This action included participation of the FBI, the National Crime Agency of the UK (NCA), and Europol among other organizations.  Actions taken include the UK,s National Crime Agency taking control of the ransomware’s site and the arrest of at

Read More »
MIL-STD-810H change 1
Product Testing News

MIL-STD-810H Change 1 Revises Method 509

MIL-STD-810H change 1 Environmental Engineering Considerations and Laboratory Tests was released by the Department of Defense (DoD) on May of 2022.  Although changes in the standard were few, Method 509 Salt Fog has been entirely rewritten.  Method 509.8 is now titled Salt Fog / Corrosive Environments and is comprised of three procedures. Procedures for Salt Fog

Read More »
Fungus MIL-STD-810 Method 508
Product Testing News

Fungus MIL-STD-810 Method 508

Fungus MIL-STD-810 Method 508 evaluation is employed to assess a product’s susceptibility to support fungal growth. This test method is an important part of a testing program because fungus is present in a large number of environments and has numerous detrimental effects. Effects of Fungus  Direct and indirect attacks can occur to products of natural

Read More »
Humidity MIL-STD-810 Method 507
Product Testing News

Humidity MIL-STD-810 Method 507

Humidity MIL-STD-810 Method 507 is used to evaluate the ability of products to resist the effects of exposure to warm humid climates.  This evaluation can be performed in a test facility using environmental chambers where costs or product scheduling is a consideration.  The method provides test cycles for natural or induced exposures representative of a

Read More »
Product Testing News

Rain MIL-STD-810 Method 506

Rain, MIL-STD-810, Method 506 is used to evaluate materiel likely to be exposed to rain, water spray, or dripping water during storage, transit, or operation.  It can  also be used to evaluate seals, enclosures, and covers to prevent ingress of water, access effectiveness of water removal systems, and evaluate the physical deterioration of materials due

Read More »
solar radiation sunshine MIL-STD-810
Product Testing News

Solar Radiation (Sunshine) MIL-STD-810

Solar Radiation (Sunshine) MIL-STD-810 Method 505 is used to evaluate thermal and actinic effects on equipment caused by exposure to the sun.  This testing is performed in specially designed environmental chambers.  This test methodology can be tailored to simulate spectral exposures at high altitudes where increased levels of Ultraviolet (UV) light are present.  This method

Read More »
contamination by fluids mil-std-810
Product Testing News

Contamination by Fluids MIL-STD-810 Method 504

Contamination by Fluids, MIL-STD-810 Method 504 evaluates equipment’s ability to withstand exposure to various chemical agents that equipment may come in temporary contact during its life cycle.  These chemicals include oils, insecticides, coolants, disinfectants, fire extinguishants, de-icing and anti-freeze fluids, oils,  solvents and cleaning fluids. Chemicals can have a wide number of effects on the

Read More »
Low Temperature MIL-STD-810 method 502
Product Testing News

Low Temperature MIL-STD-810 Method 502

MIL-STD-810 Low Temperature testing (Method 502) is used to evaluate the effects of low temperature on equipment.  This laboratory test method is conducted in a test chamber and can be tailored to replicate the anticipated thermal profiles during storage, transit, and operation.  This test is intended for evaluating the effects of low temperature on equipment

Read More »
MIL-STD-810 High Temperature
Product Testing News

High Temperature MIL-STD-810 Method 501

MIL-STD-810 High Temperature testing (Method 501) is used to evaluate the effects of high temperature on equipment.  This laboratory test method is conducted in a chamber and can be tailored to replicate the anticipated thermal profiles during storage, transit, and operation.  This test is intended for evaluating short term effects of heat on equipment and

Read More »
mil-std-810 low pressure
Product Testing News

MIL-STD-810 Low Pressure (Altitude) Testing

MIL-STD-810 Low Pressure (Altitude) testing is performed to evaluate equipment’s ability withstand exposures to low pressures.  These pressures may occur while the equipment is in storage, logistic transport, tactical transport, or actual operation.  This method (500.6) is one of twenty-nine laboratory environmental tests in the standard. Low Pressure (Altitude) Procedures The Low Pressure method is

Read More »