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EMC for space systems
Product Testing News

EMC for Space Systems – AIAA S-121A-2017

AIAA S-121A-2017 is a test standard based on military standards MIL-STD-461 and MIL-STD-464 that addresses EMC for space system requirements.  This standard relies heavily upon appropriate tailoring in the development of a test plan. EMC and Space System Applications The burgeoning New Space Economy is providing opportunities for a wide array of product developers to

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Infrastructure and Manufacturing Cyberattacks
Cyber Security

Infrastructure and Manufacturing Cyberattacks Continue

Infrastructure and the manufacturing sector concerns pose tempting targets for cyberattacks.  Widespread effects that can harm vast sectors of society can occur when these systems are compromised. When considering Cyber Security first thoughts usually go to computers and information technology, but industrial devices and processes can fall victims as well.  On May of 2021 the

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Opportunities for Improvement
Quality News

Opportunities for Improvement – Internal Audits

Opportunities for Improvement – Internal Audits and Management Review. Opportunities for improvement can be identified during the performance of a Quality Management System (QMS) Internal Audit.  When findings are analyzed with a critical review by management, valuable insights can be gained into increased profit, efficiency, and customer satisfaction.  The Benefits of Effective Auditing Often an

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Tech Standard Development Open
Product Testing News

Tech Standard Development Open to U.S. Companies

The United States Standards Strategy (USSS) supports the development of economic growth through the development of standards.  This development is open to participation by U.S. companies in their respective sectors.  Originally published in 2000, the USSS was formerly the National Standards Strategy for the United States (NSS).  It coordinates the efforts of industry stakeholders in

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MIL STD 810 Shock
Product Testing News

MIL STD 810 Shock Test Methods Are Numerous

MIL-STD-810 Shock Methods and Procedures MIL-STD-810 contains numerous shock methods and procedures that provide laboratory simulations of real world events.  Mechanical shock can adversely effect the integrity of a component, especially if the resonances of the shock harmonize with natural frequencies of that component. To ensure effective developmental test and evaluation of a product it

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ITAR Requirements
ITAR News

ITAR Requirements – Export Compliance Program

Essential Features of an ITAR Compliance Program International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) compliance is a requirement for companies entering markets with defense related applications.  To establish an effective ITAR compliance program all segments of a business must be involved.  Important features of an ITAR program include the following: Registration with the Directorate of Defense

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packaged product methods of evaluation
Product Testing News

Packaged Product Methods of Evaluation

Preventing Product Damage Due to Shipping Utilizing packaged products methods of evaluation can greatly reduce losses due to shipping damage and increase customer satisfaction.  According to Packing Digest, between 2 to 11 percent of packaged products arrive at a distribution with some damage.  In many cases this damage could be avoided by ensuring that packaging

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cybersecurity strategy
Cyber Security

Cybersecurity Strategy and Business Management

Having a Cybersecurity Strategy is Essential Having an effective cybersecurity strategy to protect information assets is a necessity in today’s business world.  News stories and alerts appear daily, informing us of yet another threat or data breach that has put at risk the valuable data and security of millions of people.  This endless pressure can

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cybersecurity maturity model certification
Cyber Security

Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC)

What is Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification? The Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition & Sustainment has released the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification program.  The program will be made effective in new programs released by the Department of Defense (DoD) and will be a requirement for product and service providers.  This program has

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maintaining export compliance
ITAR News

Maintaining Export Compliance in a Dynamic World

Continuing Changes in Export Compliance Maintaining export compliance programs presents challenges to organizations of all sizes.  Given the complexity of the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), Export Administration Regulations (EAR), Antiboycott Regulations, and various sanctions, this is not surprising.  Additionally, international political events are forcing agencies to continually make changes to these regulations to

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susceptibility emi emc testing
Product Testing News

Susceptibility EMI/EMC Testing Standards

What is EMI Susceptibility? EMI/EMC susceptibility is the vulnerability of an electronic device to electromagnetic energy that can result in disruptions to that device’s normal operation.  These disruptions can result in physical damage of the device, or unwanted operational events that can lead to property damage, injury, or death. This is of special concern where

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Using Your QMS
Quality News

Using Your QMS for Organizational Development

Using Your QMS to Enhance Profitability Using your Quality Management System (QMS) to improve processes can enhance customer satisfaction and increase profitability.  The key to achieving these goals is for the management team and senior leadership to identify the strategic direction of the organization and align the QMS to achieve those goals.  Certification body quality

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Cybersecurity
Cyber Security

Cybersecurity Threats Trending Methods for 2021

Cybersecurity Threats by Industry Sector Cybersecurity threats remain a significant concern for organizations in every sector.  IBM’s 17th Cost of a Data Breach Report provided insights in to the nature of the threat environment in 2021.  This report provides an assessment of risks and strategies for protecting data and responses to data breaches. Among its

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Developmental Test and Evaluation
Product Testing News

Developmental Test and Evaluation for Defense Products

What is Developmental Test and Evaluation? Developmental Test & Evaluation (DT&E) refers to testing performed on components and subsystems designed for use on U.S. defense platforms.  This testing is conducted at various stages in the development and acquisition process to verify that the product meets specified levels of performance. DT&E is normally conducted by the

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itar export compliance
ITAR News

ITAR Export Compliance Regulations for Defense Products

ITAR  Export Compliance Regulations International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) Export Compliance regulations control the export of articles that are developed for defense-related applications.  This includes items that are designed for military systems or intended for a military purpose.   The Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC), which is part of the Department of State, administers

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