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Product Test Management Services Help During Pandemic

CVG Strategy Offers Product Test Management Services Product Test Management Services can assist in keeping product development schedules on track during the Covid-19 pandemic.  Many product developers are already behind schedule due to lock downs.  Sending engineering staff on travels to laboratory may not be a desirable option at this time.  CVG Strategy can help

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Cyberspace Solarium Commission Report
Cyber Security

Cyberspace Solarium Commission Report Urges Action

Cyberspace Solarium Commission Report – March 2020 The Cyberspace Solarium Commission Report, released in March 2020, paints a grim picture of the level of cyber vulnerability in the United States.  It stresses the need for immediate action from both the public and private sectors to deter looming catastrophe.  The report focuses on strategic approaches to

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U.S. Restricts Huawei's Semiconductor
ITAR News

U S Restricts Huawei Semiconductor Technology Usage

The U S Restricts Huawei’s Semiconductor Manufacturing Capabilities The U S will Restrict Huawei semiconductor manufacturing by limiting the use of technologies for design and manufacture.  This planned action was announced by the Bureau of Industry and Science (BIS) on May 15, 2020.  The BIS is implementing this action to protect national interests by preventing

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cybersecurity alert for healthcare
Cyber Security

Cybersecurity Alert for Healthcare and Essential Services

Cybersecurity Alert Issued by United States and United Kingdom A cybersecurity alert for healthcare and essential services was filed jointly by the United States and the United Kingdom.   The U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and the U.K. National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) issued the alert on May 5, 2020.  These agencies have detected

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FEMA Ruling on Medical Resources
ITAR News

FEMA Ruling on Medical Resources for Domestic Use

FEMA Temporary Ruling on Allocation of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) A Federal Emergency Management Agency FEMA ruling on medical resources will be effective until August 10, 2020. This action has been taken in response to the immediate need for Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) caused by the COVID-19 epidemic.  Recent studies have shown that COVID-19 is

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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 an article posted by National Defense Magazine on April 22, 2020.  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

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Continuous Improvement and Organizational Development
Quality News

Continuous Improvement and Organizational Development

What is Continuous Improvement? Continuous Improvement and Organizational Development are valuable tools in a Quality Management System (QMS).  For improvement to occur it is essential that each important process in an organization be identified and analyzed.  Once identified and documented, these processes can be regularly reviewed to access effectiveness by applying improvement based on metrics. 

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apple email app vulnerabilities
Cyber Security

Apple Email App Vulnerabilities in iPhone and iPad

Apple Email App Vulnerabilities Found in Over Half a Billion Devices Apple Email App Vulnerabilities in iPhone and iPad were reported by ZecOps, a mobile security forensics company on April 20, 2020.  These vulnerabilities have existed since the release of iPhone 5 in September of 2012.  The vulnerabilities allows attackers to remotely infect a device

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North Korean Cyber Threat
Cyber Security

North Korean Cyber Threat Guidance

U.S. Government Provides Guidance on North Korean Cyber Threat Guidance was provided on the North Korean cyber threat by the U.S. Departments of State, the Treasury, Homeland Security, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation on April 15, 2020.  North Korea, formally known as the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) continues to pose a significant

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test and evaluation for robustness
Product Testing News

Test and Evaluation for Robustness

Test and Evaluation for Robustness Test and Evaluation for robustness of a product is an involved process.  For electrical and electronic equipment an evolution of design engineering evaluation has been required to meet acceptable failure rates for fielded product.  Instituting these test methodologies requires looking beyond a test to pass approach. Robustness in Military Applications

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Accelerometers and Laboratory Testing
Product Testing News

Accelerometers and Laboratory Testing

What Test Witnesses Need to Know About Accelerometers and Laboratory Testing Shock and Vibration analysis utilizing accelerometers and laboratory testing is a requirement for many commercial and defense standards.  Because accelerometers provide the feedback to the excitation system, proper selection and placement is essential.  To achieve optimal testing validity the test witness and test manager

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Effective Quality Management Systems
Quality News

Effective Quality Management Systems Implementation

Creating Effective Quality Management Systems. Effective Quality Management Systems (QMS) are the products of proper implementation.  For ISO 9001:2015, that implementation is dependent on a detailed assessment of what processes are required for by the context of the organization.  That assessment can also provide guidance for requirements of  the management team that needs to be

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Understanding Export Administration Regulations
ITAR News

Understanding Export Administration Regulations (EAR)

The Importance of Understanding Export Administration Regulations (EAR) Understanding Export Administration Regulations is especially important for businesses today because of the prevalence and ease of conducting international trade in today’s world.  Many businesses learn too late the consequences of remaining ignorant of federal export laws.  Unfortunately, ignorance is not a defense. Title 15 of the

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coronavirus and cybersecurity issues
Cyber Security

Coronavirus and Cybersecurity Issues

Cybersecurity Vulnerabilities Exploited During Coronavirus Crisis Businesses are being strained during the Coronavirus epidemic and Cybersecurity Issues are on the rise.  Cyber criminals and hostile nation states are wasting little time in exploiting the vulnerabilities this crisis has created.  Remote Work Protocols Working remotely has been growing at an exponential rate.  While cybersecurity can be

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database exposes 200 million
Cyber Security

Database Exposed 200 Million U.S. Citizens’ Data

Unsecured Database Exposed 200 Million on Cloud An unidentified party’s unsecured database exposed 200 million U.S. citizens’ sensitive data.  A CyberNews research team discovered the database which contained 800 gigabytes of unsecured data on a Google Cloud server.  The data included among other data, names, dates of birth, credit ratings, addresses, mortgage and tax records

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