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ISMS System
Cyber Security

ISMS System – 27k1 Ltd appoint CVG Strategy LLC

17th February 2020 – Company Announcement       27k1 Ltd Appoint CVG Strategy LLC as First, US Reseller of 27k1 ISMS System According to the latest ISO 2018 Survey, demand for ISO/IEC 27001 certification in the US has increased by 37% since 2017. Given this growth trajectory and recognizing that ISO 27001 is the

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CMMC Still on Schedule
Cyber Security

CMMC Still on Schedule. Is Your Business?

CMMC Still on Schedule Despite Covid-19 Setbacks The Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) is still on schedule according to articles posted by National Defense Magazine.  CMMC was developed by the Department of Defense and industry as an effective means of implementing a risk based management approach to cybersecurity.  The first draft (Version 1.0) was released

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Context of the organization
ITAR News

Context of the Organization and ITAR Compliance

Utilizing the context of the organization clause of an ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management System (QMS) can allow for a more resilient ITAR compliance program.    This can be accomplished by integrating export compliance into an existing management system s that includes all the tasks required to ensure that business is conducted in accordance to federal regulations. 

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military product testing
Product Testing News

Military Product Testing – Verifying Reliability

Military product testing is performed at various stages of a products development and service initiation.  The earliest phase of this testing is known as Developmental Test and Evaluation.  This phase is conducted by the product developer and includes a detailed regime of climatic, dynamic, EMI/EMC, and electrical compatibility test procedures. The United States Department of

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Monitoring of Operational Testing
Product Testing News

Monitoring of Operational Testing and MIL-STD-810

Monitoring of Operational Tests Monitoring of operational tests and the recording of all critical performance parameters has become a requirement in MIL-STD-810H. Operational testing has been a part of MIL-STD-810 since Revision C in 1975.  It refers to testing the item in a manner that represents service use as documented in the mission profile.  Successive

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Supermicro Hardware Hack
Cyber Security

SuperMicro Hardware Hack on Server Motherboards

Bloomberg reported on February 12, 2021 that a Supermicro hardware hack had been conducted on server motherboards by a Chinese espionage program.  This report follows previous reports by the news agency in 2018 and illustrates the susceptibility of technology manufacturers to supply chain attacks.  The hack involved embedding a small integrated circuit into the trace

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international trends in cybercrime
Cyber Security

International Trends in Cybercrime 2021

International trends in cybercrime show an increasing sophistication by both organized crime and hostile nation states.  These cybercriminals are continuing their efforts against high-value targets that include the industrial, IT, and infrastructure sectors.  This activity is occurring at a time when many organizations are struggling to develop integrated cybersecurity solutions. Cybercrime Exploitation of Uncertainty Cybercrime

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chinese export control law
ITAR News

New Chinese Export Control Law Released

The release of the new Chinese Export Control Law (ECL) were approved by the National People’s Congress on October 17, 2020 and became effective December 1, 2020.  These laws will effect the export of military, dual-use items, nuclear items, and items related to the national security interests if the Chinese government.  While a basic framework

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Karlton Johnson leads CMMC
Cyber Security

Karlton Johnson Chairs CMMC Accreditation Body

Karlton Johnson chairs CMMC-AB after serving as interim since September of 2020.  The accreditation body can now continue in its efforts to accredit sufficient assessors to certify the cybersecurity maturity of Department of Defense contractors.  The body had faced a challenges when on September 2, 2020 two members of the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification Accreditation

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Miltiary End User List
ITAR News

Military End User List Added to Export Admin. Regulations

BIS Adds Military End User List (MEU) to the EAR The U.S. Department of Commerce announced on December 21, 2020 that the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) will add a Military End User List (MEU) to the Export Administration Regulations (EAR).  The MEU can be found in supplement 7 to part 744.  The list’s

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ITAR Training Schedule
ITAR News

ITAR Training Schedule: Online Export Compliance

CVG Strategy, a trusted name in ITAR and Export Compliance consulting and training announces its current ITAR Training Schedule.  CVG Strategy has been providing ITAR compliance training programs now for over a decade.  Our classes are informative, engaging, and provide time for your questions. CVG Strategy  ITAR Compliance Training Webinars, presented by CVG Strategy’s Senior

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Interim CMMC Version Released
Cyber Security

Interim CMMC Version Released After Leadership Change

An Interim CMMC version was released on September 29, 2020 finishing off a tumultuous month at the organization.  On September 2, 2020 two members of the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification Accreditation Board were voted off in the midst of a conflict of interest controversy involving a pay to play strategy.  Karlton Johnson is now the

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Trends in Quality Manufacturing
Quality News

Trends in Quality Manufacturing – Innovation & Integration

Trends in quality manufacturing are emerging in reaction to Covid-19 and various international political issues.  Industries are having to rethink products, processes, markets, and strategies to remain competitive and viable.  Many analysts have suggested that at this time a fundamental paradigm shift is required for many businesses to achieve resiliency.  This view is echoed in

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IoT Device Cybersecurity
Cyber Security

IoT Device Cybersecurity Guidance for Manufacturers

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has released a baseline guidance for IoT device Cybersecurity. Internet of Things (IoT) refers to computing devices that integrate physical and/or sensing capabilities and network interface capabilities.  Providing security for these devices becomes more challenging as they become smaller, more prevalent, and capable. The Growth of IoT

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Canada suspends exports to Turkey
ITAR News

Canada to Suspend Exports to Turkey

Foreign Affairs Minister Francois-Philippe Champagne has announced that Canada will suspend export of arms to Turkey over concerns of human right violations.  Champagne stated on October 5, 2020 that “Canada continues to be concerned by the ongoing conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh resulting in shelling of communities and civilian casualties.”  The suspension will allow Canada’s export regime

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supply chain quality management
Quality News

Supply Chain Quality Management in Uncertain Times

Recent events have illustrated the need for effective supply chain quality management.  Industries in any sector are vulnerable to unforeseen changes in global economic and political forces.  Indeed, the veracity of supply chains are even subject to microscopic viruses that can render entire companies inoperable. The Role of a Quality Management System in Supply Chain

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