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Geospatial Software Export Restrictions
ITAR News

New Geospatial Software Export Restrictions to the EAR

New EAR Export Restrictions of Geospatial Software The Bureau of Industry and Science placed restriction on the export of geospatial software on January 6, 2020.  This ruling classifies software specially designed to automate the analysis of geospatial imagery, as specified, under the Export Control Classification Number (ECCN) 0Y521 series, specifically under ECCN 0D521.  This ruling

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Mozilla Firefox Vulnerabilities
Cyber Security

Mozilla Firefox Vulnerabilities Show Need for Vigilance

High Profile Alerts Concerning Mozilla Firefox Vulnerabilities On January 8, 2020 the United States Department of Homeland Defense’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) issued an alert concerning Mozilla Firefox vulnerabilities.  These vulnerabilities could allow external control of Mac and Windows computer operating systems by cyberattackers.  Mobile devices are not affected by this problem.  Mozilla

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mil std 810 h
Product Testing News

MIL STD 810 H Has Made Important Changes

MIL-STD-810 H Places Added Requirements on Product Developers and Test Labs. MIL-STD-810 H was released in 2019.  This revision not only included major alterations and in many cases complete rewrites of test methods and procedures but also revised requirements that effect the manner in which all testing must be conducted.  These requirements effect both test

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military susceptibility testing
Product Testing News

Military Susceptibility Testing and MIL-STD-461

Military Susceptibility Testing Military Susceptibility Testing is performed to determine if a product can maintain normal operation when exposed to electrical, magnetic, and radio frequency, emissions and disturbances likely to be found in its intended environment.  In military applications, the density of equipment on a given platform and the levels of potential emissions and disturbances

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implementing iso 9001 2005
Quality News

Implementing ISO 9001:2015 Around Your Organization

Implementing ISO 9001:2015 as a Powerful Tool ISO 9001: 2015 is a powerful tool for quality management but care must be taken in its implementation to ensure that your company’s vision remains.  Any tool is only as beneficial if it is used properly.  To be certain, any Quality Management System (QMS) requires processes.  While these

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Miltary Power Quality Testing
Product Testing News

Military Power Quality Testing Standards

Military Power Quality Testing Can Be Challenging Test requirements for equipment designed for use on military platforms include a number of power quality standards.  These standards evaluate the equipment’s ability to operate normally when subjected to disturbances characteristically found on their platform of intended use.  They also place limits on the level of disturbance the

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Iranian Cybersecurity Threats
Cyber Security

Iranian Cybersecurity Threats Pose Increased Concern

The Truth About Iranian Cybersecurity Threats Given recent headlines, one might conclude that Iranian Cybersecurity threats were a new development.  In fact, Iran has been a player in the international cyber game since 2002 with the formation of the Ashiyane hacking forum to repress dissidents.  By 2007, government backed organizations had begun to develop sophisticated

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Picture depicting Aeroplane, Truck and Ship
ITAR News

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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ITAR definitions
ITAR News

ITAR Definitions Changes for 2020

Changes in ITAR Definitions The U.S. State Department has made changes in important definitions of what constitutes an export under the International Trade in Arms Regulations (ITAR).  These changes are due to take effect on March 25, 2020 and will effect the manner in which companies with ITAR classification must conduct business.  These definitions concern

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Product Liability and Testing
Product Testing News

Product Liability and Testing

Product Liability Issues can be Prevented by Proper Test and Evaluation Product Liability and Testing are areas that are of increased concern for product developers and manufacturers.  As products become more complex, properly designed test and evaluation programs must verify designs to prevent product liability issues that can greatly damage a company’s reputation. What is Product Liability?

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ITAR Requirements
ITAR News

ITAR Requirements, Important Features

ITAR Requirements (International Trade in Arms Regulations) ITAR Compliance places requirements on companies entering markets with defense related applications.  To establish an effective ITAR program all segments of a business must be involved.  Important features of an ITAR program include the following: Registration with the Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC) Establishing an Export Compliance

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Cybersecurity
Cyber Security

Cybersecurity Threats

Cybersecurity Threats Cybersecurity threats continue to evolve.  In its 2018 Cyber Incident Breach Trends Report the Online Trust Alliance (OTA) listed some of the latest trends.  The report found that 95 percent of all breaches could have been easily prevented through simple and common-sense approaches to improving security.  The following are some of the more

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COTS for Military Applications
Product Testing News

COTS for Military Applications

COTS for Military Applications The Defense Department is integrating more Commercial Off the Shelf (COTS) components for military applications including mission critical systems.  While this is a fantastic opportunity for businesses to gain access to a lucrative market, it also poses some serious challenges. Once approved for a military application the manufacturer of the COTS

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Capital One Cyberattack
Cyber Security

Capital One Cyberattack

Capital One Cyberattack The Capital One cyberattack is a concern for small businesses.  Capital One said Monday that the personal information of approximately 106 million card customers and applicants had been compromised.  This is one of the largest cyberattacks on a big bank. The information of customers and applicants compromised included small businesses.  The Wall

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Export Compliance, ITAR, and EAR
Cyber Security

Export Compliance, ITAR, and EAR

Export Compliance, ITAR, and EAR Export Compliance can be a daunting task, but recent events illustrate the importance of vigilance.  On Tuesday, July 23, 2019 the Department of Justice indicted four Chinese nationals and a Chinese company for conspiracy to defraud the United States and evade sanctions.  The indictment alleges that the defendants sought to

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