June, 2010 Newsletter Articles

AS9115 for Software AS9115 for Software

Jun 15, 2010 in Newsletter | 0 comments

The AS9115:2010 document supplements the AS9100 standard requirements for deliverable software and contains quality management system requirements for organizations that design, develop, and/or produce deliverable software for the aviation, space, and defense industry. This includes, as required, support software that is used in the development and maintenance of deliverable software. The deliverable software may be stand-alone, embedded, or loadable into a target computer. AS9115 can be ordered at this SAE web...

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Age-Proof Your Career

Jun 15, 2010 in Newsletter | 0 comments

1. You look old if you think only birds tweet.  Social media isn’t a flash trend, it is part of a high-tech cultural shift. The Age Proofer: Become part of the Twitterati. Sign up for an account at Twitter.com. Create profiles at Facebook.com and LinkedIn.com. 2. You look old if you love the big meeting.  Boomers worked long hours and the line between work and life were blurred. Frequent meetings served as a pseudo-social outlet. Young employees have a different philosophy. Get the job done and get a life. They embrace flexible...

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Audit Conference

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The 19th Annual ASQ Audit Conference will be held on October 7-8, 2010 at the Hilton Hotel at Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, FL. The conference will focus on auditing as a pivotal tool to improve business performance through added-value, effective negotiation and decision making. It will be an opportunity to learn the tools and applications of quality improvement, how auditing impacts the overall performance of your business, and how to expect the unexpected. Auditors of all experience levels will be exposed to fresh ideas and new...

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ISAE 3402 and SSAE 16

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In December 2009, the International Auditing and Assurance Standards Board (IAASB) issued International Standard on Assurance Engagements (ISAE) 3402, Assurance Reports on Controls at a Service Organization. ISAE 3402 was created to address engagements undertaken by a professional accountant to report on the controls at a third-party organization that provides a service to user entities when those controls are likely to be part of user entities’ information systems relevant to financial reporting. In January 2010, the American...

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AS Transition Training

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The International Aerospace Quality Group (IAQG) recently issued a letter on transition training for aerospace auditors. This training is a key element in the transition to the AS9100C, AS9110A, and AS9120A standards, as well as, use of the common AS9101D audit requirements standard. All Aerospace Auditors (AA) and Aerospace Experienced Auditors (AEA) must complete Aerospace Auditor Transition Training (AATT) to be authenticated for auditing the new aerospace 2009 standards. AS9100: This IAQG-Sanctioned AATT course has online and...

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ISO 9001 and Suppliers

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What can purchasers reasonably expect from suppliers who point to their ISO 9001 certification as an argument for use of their products or services? The ISO organization provides answers to this and related questions in an updated edition of its online brochure, ISO 9001 – What does it mean in the supply chain?  The document is particularly aimed at purchasing managers of business enterprises and public sector officials responsible for procurement, but is also useful for organizations representing consumer interests, as well as for...

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