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ISO 9001 is silent on the design of processes and formal process change management, but implementing them can ensure proper overall process management.
CMMC and other industry consultants are making their case based on threats and fear; quality management consultants tried that for decades, and were rejected.
Akkreditierung Austria Makes False Claims to Justify Shutting Down Allegation It Is Violating EU Sanctions
The Austrian accreditation body and its partner Quality Austria continue to promote and issue certificates to Rostec, a company under US and EU sanctions for its role in the forced annexation of Crimea.
Cask Government Services has been identified as one of the unnamed companies at the heart of a criminal probe into fraud, bribery and money laundering.
ASQ included “marketing expenses” and other indirect expenses in its calculations of Cost of Goods Sold, allowing it to avoid paying taxes, and request a $29,000 refund.
Arrington’s lawyer used Twitter to falsely claim Oxebridge said she was “fired” even as he accused Oxebridge of false reporting.
A DAkkS official closed a complaint against TUV NORD Middle East, despite admitting it conducted no actual investigation, relying instead solely on the word of TUV NORD.
Edens resigned after publicly calling an IAC member a “troll” and suggesting his only knowledge of defense was from the video game Call of Duty.
The authors of TC 176’s Future Concepts document plagiarized large portions of content from online sources, including CourseHero, then failed to provide any attribution.
ASQ leaders continued to heap bonuses on themselves as the organization lost over $2.3M in 2019.
A review of three recent price proposals for CMMC assessments shows the DOD underestimated costs by an order of magnitude.
John Garstka has replaced Katie Arrington at the US Dept. of Defense, in a current “acting” capacity.
Akkreditierung Austria Ignores Complaint on Violations of Russia Sanctions, Escalated to EA and APAC
Akkreditierung Austria has refused to even acknowledge a complaint alleging it is in violation of EU sanctions, forcing Oxebridge to escalate the matter to two IAF regional bodies.
“Ridiculous Bastardry”: After Minor Update, ISO Converts Previously Free Standard to $170 Paid Version
For decades, the ISO standard for the XML tool Schematron was free; a minor update jacked the price up to $175.
We’ve got multiple cybersecurity maturity model schemes, because we’re not destroying the Federal supply chain fast enough.
Skillfront certifies clients after writing their documentation, while using fake press releases and phony partnership claims to sell their unaccredited certificates.
Pedro Castro Alves wants you to know he can cube a watermelon, not that he supports crimes against humanity.
Arrington’s return would come if any issues with her clearance were cured, but this is not guaranteed since she is the subject of multiple probes.
Guest post by Anilkumar Merakh discussing the basics and role of the International Accreditation Forum (IAF).
Standard Global Quality Certifications has been found issuing ISO 9001 certificates to clients of a consulting firm operated by the registrar’s spouse.
Oxebridge has filed formal reports with OFAC and IRS alleging the IAF is supporting and generative revenue from Rostec, a firm under US sanctions for its role in the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
An EU high court has ruled that only EU accreditation bodies may operate in the region, effectively denying US, UK and other nations from operating accreditation services in Europe.
Complaint Filed Against Akkreditierung Austria, Quality Austria for Self-Certification, Ignoring EU Sanctions
Quality Austria certified its own regional representatives in Russia, then allowed them to certify other companies owned by their parent organization. That company, Rostec, is under US and EU sanctions.
Quality Austria certified its own Russian regional partner, a company under US and EU sanctions; the company then accredited itself to ISO 17011.
While ignoring formal complaints filed against BSI, the IAQG instead ran promotional pieces advertising the certification body, in violation of impartiality principles.
A company that once admitted to plagiarizing cybersecurity materials is now offering an official CMMC course that “guarantees” its students will pass.
BREAKING: Multiple sources have reported to Oxebridge that Katie Arrington has been removed from DOD OUSD A&S, her clearance revoked and building access withdrawn. While this rumor has persisted for the last week, Oxebridge now has sufficient confirmation from...
The CMMC Accreditation Body faces increased legal and criminal risks related to false claims that they were tax-exempt in early 2020.
UKAS CEO Matt Gantley is not a snake-egg hatcher.
The RPO’s public defense of the CMMC-AB against allegations of conflict of interest only injects more conflicts, and likely ensures eventual contract protests.
Another look at Oxebridge’s sometimes-hilarious editorial graphics.
An official press release from the ISO certification body Intertek announces that it will be buying competitor SAI Global Assurance.
Mark Stevens of AEI talks to cybersecurity expert Leslie Weinstein on ITAR compliance.
The new Annex SL “Appendices” have some curious flowcharts in them.
Yes, they have a committee for that.