Latest News & Opinion on the ISO Certification Scheme
Guest writer Owen DeStefano outlines additional ethics concerns over the coming CMMC Midwest Conference.
The new CMMC-AB FAQ page is riddled with falsehoods; plus, an AB Board Member is slated to appear at a paid event promoting CMMC consultants.
UKAS accreditations continue to legitimize companies involved in wonton human rights abuses.
CMMC-AB officials toggled off public availability of their CAGE code status in SAM.gov, thus hiding the information from the public and press.
Guidance on implementing a “Traction” Entrepreneurial Operating System (EOS) alongside an ISO 9001 quality management system.
The Dubai office of TUV NORD was found to be openly performing consulting for clients it would later certify to ISO 9001 and other standards.
TC 176 is moving to delay a short-term revision to ISO 9001, but won’t rule out an earlier-than-usual update.
The DOD could drop the mandate that the CMMC-AB report to the IAF and China, and undergo domestic oversight at a tiny fraction of the cost.
JS Certifications will certify a company to a dozen or more ISO standards based only on the submission of company “letterhead” and a voter ID card.
An AB Board Member insists that CMMC assessments will require auditing the private residences of employees who work from home.
IAS just found out someone is willing to be even less ethical than they are.
Matthew Travis faces a massive uphill battle to dig the CMMC-AB out from under a corrupt Board that may limit his maneuverability.
ISO certification scheme overseers appear to be ignoring human rights abuses, empowering those that profit from modern-day slavery.
ISO registrars move between accreditation bodies to avoid nonconformities, and get easier auditing.
The document appears to represent a “Q&A” between the CMMC-AB and the DOD in preparing defenses to the conflicts of interest complaints filed against it.
Control Union also threatens to charge complainants for “costs” when it clears itself of any complaint.
The IAF’s role in supporting China’s humanitarian abuses of Uyghurs is called out.
Oxebridge Q001 moves beyond ISO 9001’s “Quality Policy,” providing a demonstrable means of proving a company has implemented a true culture of quality.
Ben Tchoubineh and Nicole Dean have both quit the CMMC-AB, as that group’s official government procuremen registration lapsed.
The CMMC Program Management Office revealed that a major revision of the CMMC standard will include both IT and OT controls, thus impacting on machine shops and manufacturers.
The IRS has confirmed that the CMMC-AB does not hold tax-exempt filing status, contradicting official filings the body made in March of 2020.
CBs can now mail in their homework to maintain accreditation, even as the same approach is prohibited for ISO 9001 certified companies.
URS has withdrawn an ISO 9001 certificate issued to its competitor, Russian Register, after a high-level Oxebridge complaint.
Oxebridge has created an official wiki page for THE AUDITOR comic strip.
The latest release of AS9104/3 requires aerospace registrars to measure auditor performance based on “nonconformities per audit day.”
The standard for certification bodies uses over 15 different terms to refer to “procedures,” making implementation a nightmare without third-party help.
The CMMC Accreditation Body has again ignored a formal complaint put to it, the latest alleging overt violations of its Code of Ethics by board members.
ISO has telegraphed its intent to revise ISO 9001:2015 over the objections of the world’s ISO members, further discrediting the myth that its standards are built on “consensus.”
Multiple current and former Board Members are alleged to be personally profiting from their roles in the CMMC-AB by selling CMMC related services or products.
Extracting tangible benefits from ISO 9001’s Clause 8.5.5 on “Post-Delivery Activities”
Ironically, the Dept. of Defense is making false claims about its ability to prosecute False Claims Act lawsuits against defense contractors who fail to obtain CMMC.
Extracting tangible benefits from ISO 9001’s Clause 8.5.4 on “Preservation.”
Sigh… ASQ is trying to take credit for fixing a problem that was caused by a failure of quality to begin with.
Documents submitted by the CMMC-AB to obtain a federal CAGE code included a false statement claiming the group was “tax-exempt” in March 2020.
QD’s editors stepped in with additional reporting to refute some false claims made by an IAF rep.