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ITAR Training Seminars Online

VIERA, FL USA – Jan 05, 2020 – CVG Strategy, a trusted name in ITAR and Export Compliance consulting and training announces new ITAR Training Seminars for 2020.  CVG Strategy has been providing ITAR training seminars now for over 6 years and is adding more online web based training seminars. CVG Strategy is hosting several

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Infrastructure and Manufacturing Cyberattacks
Cyber Security

Infrastructure and Manufacturing Cyberattacks

Cyberattacks Strike Infrastructure and Manufacturing Infrastructure and manufacturing concerns pose tempting targets for cyberattacks.  When considering Cyber Security first thought usually go to computers and information technology but industrial devices and processes can fall victims to attacks.  On February 18, 2020 the Department of Homeland Security Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) reported on a

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product packaging evaluation
Product Testing News

Product Packaging Evaluation for Durability

The Need for Adequate Product Packaging Evaluation Product packaging evaluation is essential for a product’s success.  Excellent design and proper manufacture mean little if the product delivered to the customer is damaged.  Assessing packaging requirements requires an understanding of the product to be shipped fragility and a knowledge of the nature of transportation and storage

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Economic Espionage by China
Cyber Security

Economic Espionage by China Threatens US Businesses

Economic Espionage by China Effects Businesses and Citizens of the U.S. Economic Espionage efforts by China continue to pose a serious threat to the United States.  On February 10, 2020 BBC News reported that the US Department of Justice has charged members of the People’s Republic of China’s military with the 2017 Equifax cyberattack that

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Medical Equipment EMC Susceptibility
Product Testing News

Medical Equipment EMC Susceptibility

Medical Equipment EMC and Electrical Susceptibility Issues Incidents of medical equipment EMC susceptibility failures highlight the necessity of adequately accessing the electrical and electromagnetic environment of modern medical facilities.  Many of these were featured in the January 2020 IN Compliance Banana Peels column.  While the need for reliable operation of medical equipment is obvious, this

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service industry quality management
Quality News

Service Industry Quality Management

Why Have a Quality Management System for Service Industry Businesses? At first glance a Quality Management System (QMS) might appear inappropriate for service industry businesses.  There would appear to be a lack of metrics to serve as inputs, as a large portion of the product is not physical.  Customer satisfaction however is a very tangible

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product compliance testing
Product Testing News

Product Compliance Testing and Beyond

Product Compliance Testing Product compliance testing is a requirement for bringing products to market.  These tests vary dependent on which global market sectors are being targeted.  Requirements differ from product type to product type and standards are constantly being created and revised.  It requires a great deal of effort to stay current on what testing

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maintaining export compliance
ITAR News

Maintaining Export Compliance in a Dynamic World

Continuing Changes in Export Compliance Maintaining export compliance requires vigilance and is more important than ever.  The Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) has increased enforcement and has also increased civil and criminal penalties for export violations.  At the same time changes in sanctions and Export Control Classification and the U.S. Munitions List (USML) make

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NSO Group Under Investigation
Cyber Security

NSO Group Under Investigation by the FBI

The FBI is Investigating NSO Group for Personal and Government Hacks The Israeli based NSO Group is under investigation concerning possible attacks on United States citizens and companies by the FBI.   Reuters reported on January 30, 2020 that the probe, which has been active since 2017, concerns the infection of smartphones.  NSO Group creates products

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product ruggedness and water
Product Testing News

Product Ruggedness and Water Centered Test Methods

Water is a Major Concern in Product Ruggedness Testing Water is part of many test methods when evaluating product ruggedness. We live in a world that is predominated by the substance, and its effects on products for any application are severe. Because of this, products must be evaluated for their abilities to endure exposure to

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apple icloud full encryption
Cyber Security

Apple iCloud Full Encryption News Should Raise Concerns

Apple Drops Plans for iCloud Full Encryption As reported by Reuters on January 22, 2020, Apple has dropped plans for full encryption of the iCloud for iPhone users.  This was in response to complaints by the FBI that such encryption would harm investigations.  Certainly the need for the availability of data by law enforcement agencies

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iso 9001 audits
Quality News

ISO 9001 Certification Audits and Your Company

ISO 9001 Certification Audits Once an ISO 9001 program is in place, a company will face audits as part of the certification process.  These audits ensure that the company’s program is in compliance with the requirements of the standard.  This may seem like a process that would likely cause a great deal of stress, but

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cybersecurity strategy
Cyber Security

Cybersecurity Strategy and Business Management

Having a Cybersecurity Strategy is Essential Having an effective cybersecurity strategy 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 lead to paralysis induced

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using mil std 810
Product Testing News

Using MIL STD 810 in Product Development

When to Start Using MIL-STD-810 Most product designers begin using MIL STD 810 when they are ready to select test methodologies to evaluate a product, but to get the most from this standard it should be employed when first establishing design criteria and specifications.  Using the standard this way can save significant time and money

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MIL STD 461 RE102
Product Testing News

MIL STD 461 RE102 Radiated Emissions

MIL STD 461 RE102 Radiated Emissions Testing MIL-STD-461 RE102 is a test method for evaluating electric field radiated emissions from systems and subsystems enclosures and cabling designed for U.S. military applications.  Requirements and testing vary for intended platform of intended installation.  The frequency ranges applicable for various platforms are: Ground:  2 MHz to 18 GHz

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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.  This is because the types of shock likely to be encountered during a product’s logistic, tactical, and operational service life are substantial.  MIL-STD-810 therefore, must contain multiple methods and procedures to simulate these events in laboratory testing.  To ensure effective developmental test and

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