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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

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Export Compliance Program Guidelines
ITAR News

Export Compliance Program Guidelines – DDTC

The Directorate of Defense Trade Control (DDTC) has released Export Compliance Program Guidelines to provide businesses with an overview of best practices for complying with the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR).  These guidelines encourage organizations to adopt robust policies and procedures to ensure that compliance with export controls for items enumerated in the United

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MIL STD 461 RE102
Product Testing News

MIL-STD-461 RE102 Radiated Emissions

MIL-STD-461 MIL-STD-461 is an EMI/EMC standard for developmental test and evaluation.  This standard is broken out into nineteen various methods.  These methods include Radiated Emissions, Conducted Emissions, Radiated Susceptibility, and Conducted Susceptibility. MIL-STD-461 testing includes radiated and conducted test methods.  These methods involve simulations of magnetic, radio frequency, Electrostatic Discharge (ESD), and Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP)

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DDTC Open General License
ITAR News

DDTC Open General License Program

The Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC) Open General License (OGL) pilot program has been instituted to ease the conditions under which exports, reexports, and retransfers of unclassified defense articles may be performed between pre-approved parties.  This program was started in August 1, 2022 and will continue through July 31, 2023, at which time the

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maintaining a CMMC program
Cyber Security

Maintaining a CMMC Program – Best Practices

Maintaining a CMMC program requires that organizations engage management system principles in their daily cybersecurity programs.  These activities will be essential for Department of Defense (DoD) contractors to remain compliant. Current CMMC Requirements Currently CMMC 2.0 requirements are divided into three levels of compliance: CMMC Level 1 – Foundational is comprised of the 17 practices

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Electrical Power for MIL-STD-810
Product Testing News

Electrical Power for MIL-STD-810 Testing

  Electrical Power considerations for MIL-STD-810 testing create a new level of detail for functional and operational tests.  The standard has placed increased emphasis in recent revisions, to changes in voltage, frequency, phase displacement, and other power deviations that are expected to be present in the normal operation of the device to be tested. Guidance

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Huawei and ZTE
Cyber Security

Huawei and ZTE Designated Threats to Security

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and Homeland Security Bureau have designated Huawei and ZTE as threats to U.S. national security.  Because both Chinese companies are subject to the Chinese Communist Party, they are required by law to cooperate with China’s intelligence gathering activities.  China has developed an arsenal of cyber capabilities to target U.S. information

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Denied Parties Screening
ITAR News

Denied Parties Screening for Export Compliance

Denied Parties Screening is an essential practice for ensuring regulatory compliance to U.S. law.  Screening is performed to restrict or prohibit U.S. individuals and organizations from shipping products or providing services to parties listed on denial, debarment, and blocked persons lists. Screening applies to all businesses regardless of product or service sector.  An organization is

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FBI Concerns about TikTok
Cyber Security

FBI Concerns About TikTok User Data

FBI concerns about TikTok’s use of U.S. citizens’ user data were conveyed to the House Committee on Homeland Security by Director Christopher Wray.  The Chinese owned social media app currently has over one billion monthly users.  Among the FBI’s concerns is that the Chinese government could conduct influence operations with the app or use it

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mil-std-810 classes
Product Testing News

MIL-STD-810 Classes Are Available

CVG Strategy MIL-STD-810 classes will provide you with the ability to develop and conduct an environmental test program.  Our two day course not only provides you with valuable information about climatic and dynamic test methods but also includes training in the methodology to correctly apply test tailoring.  This course is available online or onsite.  Ample

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Restructured ITAR
ITAR News

Restructured ITAR Streamlines Export Regulations

The Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC) has restructured ITAR in an effort to streamline the regulations and clarify definitions.  While no substantive changes were made to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), revisions in definitions may effect those under the regulation’s purview. Changes to Part 120 – Purpose and Definitions Part 120 of

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IoT Product Labeling Program
Cyber Security

IoT Product Labeling Program for Cybersecurity

In an effort to improve cybersecurity in the United States, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and other federal government agencies are initiating an Information of Things (IoT) product labeling program for consumer devices.  This action is being taken as part of Executive Order (EO) 14028 to improve the

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forced labor goods banned
ITAR News

Forced Labor Goods Banned from Xinjiang

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced on September 14, 2020 that forced labor goods from China are now banned.  The U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has issued Withhold Release Orders on products produced in China’s Xinjiang province.  In a statement Acting CBP Commissioner Mark A. Morgan stated that the forced labor goods banned

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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

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iranian cybersecurity threats
Cyber Security

Iranian Cybersecurity Threats Continue Worldwide

The Truth About Iranian Cybersecurity Threats Given recent headlines, one might conclude that Iranian Cybersecurity threats were a new development.  In fact, Iran has been a player in the international cyber game since 2002 with the formation of the Ashiyane hacking forum to repress dissidents.  By 2007, government backed organizations had begun to develop sophisticated

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