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AUKUS Eases Export Restrictions
Export Compliance News

AUKUS Eases Export Restrictions Under ITAR and EAR

AUKUS eases export restrictions under ITAR and EAR for certain defense related articles and technologies between the United States, Australia, and the United Kingdom.  This strategic initiative has been taken to enhance the defense capabilities of all three nations to respond to national security threats posed by the Peoples Republic of China (PRC) and Russia.

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NIST Special Publication 800-53
Cyber Security

NIST Special Publication 800-53 Controls

NIST Special Publication 800-53 is a catalog of security and privacy controls released by the National Institute of Standards and Technology for U.S. federal information systems.  It includes key steps in the Risk Management Framework for the selection of appropriate security controls for information systems.  This framework standards and guidelines is a requirement for federal

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Statute of Limitation for Sanctions
Export Compliance News

Statute of Limitation for Sanctions Extended to Ten Years

President Biden signed H.R. 815 into law on April 24, 2024 to address specific foreign policy and national security issues.  This legislation includes an extension (Section 3111) for the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (IEEPA) and the Trading with the Enemy Act (TWEA) from five to ten years.  This statute of limitations is applicable to

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Cyber-Intrusion and Data Exfiltration
Cyber Security

Cyber-Intrusion and Data Exfiltration Concerns for BIS

Cyber-intrusion and data exfiltration are subjects of increased concern for the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS).  In its March 2024 release of Don’t Let This Happen to You!, BIS reiterates its growing role in export enforcement to protect U.S. national security and foreign policy concerns.  It emphasizes the importance of developing effective export compliance programs

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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