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Q3 2022
Successful Cal-Mex Aerospace Expo
The first ever Cal-Mex Aerospace Expo took place on September 22nd, and it was a smashing success! This event was hosted by the California Inland Empire District Export Council (CIEDEC) with support by the U.S. Commercial Service and the Baja Aerospace Cluster (Mexico). The venue was held at the San Bernardino International Airport and the setting allowed for beautiful views of the San Gorgonio Mountains.

During the Expo, there was a B2B networking session where attendees had the opportunity to directly connect with Aerospace companies located in Baja California, Mexico. We observed many people interacting with one another while exchanging information and discussing mutually beneficial business opportunities. 
All guest speakers did an outstanding job, covering topics including
“AS9100 and Upcoming Changes”, “Cyber Security Essentials for Aerospace”, “Export Controls/ITAR Regulations and “Doing Business in Mexico/Aerospace Export Opportunities”. Brett Pollock, Director of Sales for SCB covered some of the new AS9104 requirements while other members of the staff hosted interested attendees at the SCB table display.

Shirley Dewi, Senior Vice President for SCB who is also on the CIEDEC board as Vice Chair said, “This was a fantastic inaugural event, and we hope to continue the momentum for years to come. We had a great turnout of attendees in addition to our sponsors and exhibitors. I am already excited to see what next year’s Expo has in store.”
AS9100 and ISO 9001 Lead Auditor Training
Mark your calendars for December 12th-16th as we are hosting with our training partner Apex Quality Assurance, a Probitas Authenticated AS9100 Lead Auditor Training course. The location of the training will be at our IAPMO SCB office on 5001 East Philadelphia Street in Ontario, California. 
This 5-day course was developed to cover all requirements of both the ISO 9001:2015 and AS9100 Rev D standards. Group exercises and case studies with examples from the aerospace industry will be used to develop the required auditing skills. The auditing guidelines —including the auditing process and methodologies, e. g., planning and conducting an audit, writing nonconformity statements, preparing an audit summary and report, and verifying corrective actions and their application in the aerospace process approach are covered. Auditing case studies from the aerospace industry to develop skills for identifying nonconformities will be used. Techniques for leading audit teams will also be discussed.
Who Should Attend?
This seminar is primarily designed for internal or third party auditor candidates, but can also be valuable for Quality Assurance Managers, AS9100:2016 Implementation and/or Transition Team Members, Management Representatives, and all others who would like to develop competency in AS9100:2016 and the auditing process for first, second and third-party auditing. An understanding of both ISO 9001:2015 and AS9100:2016 requirements and/or work experience in
applying AS9100:2016 is recommended.
To register, please contact Nick Thurston- or P: 919-635-5584. Mention IAPMO SCB to receive special discounted pricing.
How Well Do You Know Department of Defense Acronyms?

CMMC is a world awash in acronyms. To achieve compliance, you’ll first need to understand the language of CMMC. This blog will define some of the most common CMMC terms and provide you a context for their use.
First, what’s CMMC? From there, we’ll go in alphabetical order.
CMMC is the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification framework created by the DoD in response to increasing cyberthreats. CMMC is designed to unify standards for the implementation of cybersecurity practices throughout the DIB. One of DoD’s top goals for CMMC is to better protect Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI). Unlike previous programs, CMMC ensures rigorous, objective enforcement of these standards. In 2021, CMMC was updated to CMMC 2.0 from version 1.0 in order to streamline the program.
IAQG Launches Podcast
The IAQG recently launched The Quality Horizon Podcast as a way to share news and insight on the organization and the industry. This podcast will act as another opportunity to connect with member companies, participants, suppliers and key stakeholders worldwide.

As the official podcast of the IAQG, The Quality Horizon was developed exclusively for professionals in the aerospace and defense industry. Within each episode, The Quality Horizon will feature interviews with quality aerospace leaders that cover a mix of topics such as certification and oversight, standard development and revisions, OASIS v3, sector news, requirements news, relationship news, industry responses, and much more. ​ 

“The Quality Horizon serves as yet another tool to connect with our key audiences while introducing the IAQG to those in our industry not familiar with the value we provide,” explained Judy Lasley, IAQG Communications Committee Lead. 

The Quality Horizon will release new episodes every three-to-four weeks. In its first episode, Andy Maher, quality director for BAE Systems Air Sector and current president of the IAQG shared with listeners why the IAQG exists, the value it brings to members, and what the future looks like for this organization. To listen and learn more about The Quality Horizon, visit or subscribe to its rss feed.
Integrity in Supply Chain Management

One of the greatest challenges to operating as a responsible business is undoubtedly supply chain management. Whilst supply chain influence and supplier standards have traditionally been recognised as a key part of any meaningful sustainability agenda, it has become an area of increased focus with legislative developments in relation to modern slavery and supply chain due diligence.

Over the years there have been some well reported coverage of human rights abuses affecting some of the biggest brands and companies. Increasingly supplier engagement has been further prioritised as companies address the issue of climate, understanding that a significant amount of green-house gas emissions relate to the purchase of goods and services.
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