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Low Temperature MIL-STD-810 method 502
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Low Temperature MIL-STD-810 Method 502

MIL-STD-810 Low Temperature testing (Method 502) is used to evaluate the effects of low temperature on equipment.  This laboratory test method is conducted in a test chamber and can be tailored to replicate the anticipated thermal profiles during storage, transit, and operation.  This test is intended for evaluating the effects of low temperature on equipment

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MIL-STD-810 High Temperature
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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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mil-std-810 low pressure
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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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Sand and Dust MIL-STD-810
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Sand and Dust MIL-STD-810 Method 510

Sand and Dust MIL-STD-810, Method 510 testing is used to evaluate equipment’s ability to withstand exposure to blowing sand and dust.  This test is to be performed in environmental chambers and replicates natural exposures expected in hot-dry regions of the world. The standard defines dust as particles with a diameter less than 150 μm.  Sand

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MIL-STD-810 Method 528
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MIL-STD-810 Method 528 Mech. Vibration of Shipboard Equip.

Mechanical Vibrations of Shipboard Equipment, MIL-STD-810, Method 528 is performed to meet U.S. Navy requirements for environmental and internally excited vibration of equipment designed for installation aboard navy ships.  These vibration tests were derived from MIL-STD-167 and was added along with lessons learned to MIL-STD-810 in Revision G. As with other testing for Naval requirements,

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KV Botnet
Cyber Security

KV Botnet Disrupted by FBI in Infected SOHO Routers

The FBI has disrupted a KV botnet malware infection instigated by Volt Typhoon, a state sponsored threat actor affiliated with the People’s Republic of China (PRC).  The KV botnet was first identified in December of 2023.  It targeted Cisco and NetGear routers that were were no longer supported by manufacturer software updates.  The court-authorized operation, conducted

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Export Administration Regulation Developments
Export Compliance News

Developments in Export Administration Regulations for 2024

As 2024 begins, it will be interesting to note how developments in Export Administration Regulations (EAR) will unfold.  The previous year has seen tightening of export controls, increased enforcement activities, increased penalties, and co-operation of the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) with enforcement agencies in this nation and abroad. What are Export Administration Regulations

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Rail Impact MIL-STD-810
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Rail Impact MIL-STD-810 Method 526

Rail Impact MIL-STD-810 Method 526 replicates railcar impact conditions to evaluate tie down systems and tie down procedures used in the transport of equipment.  This test is not a laboratory test but is performed actual rail cars involved in the impacts during coupling.  It normally involves car impact testing at speeds under 8 mph (12.9

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China Targeting U.S. Infrastructure
Cyber Security

China is Targeting U.S. Infrastructure with Cyberattacks

The Washington Post reported that China is targeting U.S. infrastructure with cyberattacks in a continuing effort to increase its ability to disable critical systems.  The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) first announced these attacks in May of 2023.  CISA identified the source as Volt Typhoon, a state sponsored hacking group affiliated with China. Chinese

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BIS Export Controls and the CCP
Export Compliance News

BIS Export Controls and China

A 2023 report from the U.S. House of Representatives stressed the importance of Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) export controls to mitigate threats economic and national security threats from China.  The bipartisan report stressed that China is using military, economic strength, and it technological base to further an agenda of global domination.  It further

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Common Cybersecurity Weaknesses for CUI
Cyber Security

Common Cybersecurity Weaknesses for CUI Protection

Recent reports from the Department of Defense (DoD) outline common cybersecurity weaknesses for Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI) protection by contractors.  CUI is information that is possessed or created for the U.S. government that, by law, requires dissemination controls and safeguarding.  These required security controls are specified in NIST SP 800-171.  When prospective contractors respond to

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Freeze-Thaw MIL-STD-810
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Freeze-Thaw MIL-STD-810 Method 524

Freeze-Thaw MIL-STD-810 Method 524 is used to evaluate equipment’s ability to withstand transitions in temperatures through the freeze point in the midst of ambient temperatures and when transitioned from environments of varying temperatures.  Effects of exposures to these environmental conditions include: binding or distortion of parts, failure of seals, adhesives, and materials, and fogging of

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DHS Cybersecurity Assessment Criteria
Cyber Security

DHS Cybersecurity Assessment Criteria Announced

DHS cybersecurity assessment criteria has been released that will set the bar for businesses seeking contract awards from the agency.  The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has released this information to ensure that appropriate levels of “cyber readiness” are in place by its vendors.  The DHS plan, released by Chief Information Security Officer Kenneth Bible, is

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Export Control Classifications
Export Compliance News

Export Control Classifications & Due Diligence

Performance of export control classifications is a requirement for businesses conducting sales of products and services, even if the sale is conducted within the United States, because the customer may be a non-U.S. person.  Classification of products provides a determination that a proposed transaction is allowed under federal regulations, is prohibited, or requires licensing or

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Vibro-Acoustic/Temperature MIL-STD-810
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Vibro-Acoustic/Temperature MIL-STD-810 Method 523

Vibro-Acoustic/Temperature MIL-STD-810 Method 523.4 testing is performed to evaluate the effects of acoustic noise, vibration, and temperature on aircraft externally carried stores during flight.  Aircraft stores refer to devices that are mounted on aircraft suspension and release equipment such as missiles, rockets, or bombs. This MIL-STD-810 testing method can be used to: Reveal and correct

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National Security Guardrails for CHIPS
Export Compliance News

National Security Guardrails for CHIPS

The National Security Guardrails for CHIPS have been established by the U.S. Department of Commerce in an effort to prevent manufacturing subsidies for semiconductor manufacturing from being diverted into nations considered to be national security threats.  The CHIPS and Science Act, originally published in March of 2023 is an incentive to enhance global supply chain

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