The objective of this National Standard is to establish the technical requirements for the calibration of measuring and test equipment. This is done through the use of a system of functional components. Collectively, these components are used to manage and assure that the accuracy and reliability of the measuring and test equipment are in accordance with identified performance requirements.
In implementing its objective, this National Standard describes the technical requirements for establishing and maintaining: the acceptability of the performance of measuring and test equipment; the suitability of a calibration for its intended application; the compatibility of measurements with the National Measurement System; and the traceability of measurement results to the International System of Units (SI). In the development of this National Standard attention has been given to: expressing the technical requirements for a calibration system supporting both government and industry needs; applying best practices and experience with related national, international, industry, and government standards; and balancing the needs and interests of all stakeholders. In addition, this National Standard includes and updates the relevant calibration system requirements for measuring and test equipment described by the previous standards, Part II of ANSI/NCSL Z540.1 (R2002) and Military Standard 45662A.
To support the proper application of the AS9100 Rev. D standard, the IAQG have produced the 9100:2016 Series Clarifications publication. This document provides additional information intended to clear up any confusion or settle any disputes regarding the application of the standard. The clarifications publication includes information applicable to the 9100, 9110 and 9120 standards.
The CMMC 2.0 program has three key features:
– Tiered Model: CMMC requires that companies entrusted with national security information implement cybersecurity standards at progressively advanced levels, depending on the type and sensitivity of the information. The program also sets forward the process for requiring protection of information that is flowed down to subcontractors
– Assessment Requirement: CMMC assessments allow the Department to verify the implementation of clear cybersecurity standards.
– Implementation through Contracts: Once CMMC is fully implemented, certain DoD contractors that handle sensitive unclassified DoD information will be required to achieve a particular CMMC level as a condition of contract award.
ISO 9001 is a globally recognized standard for quality management. It helps organizations of all sizes and sectors to improve their performance, meet customer expectations and demonstrate their commitment to quality. Its requirements define how to establish, implement, maintain, and continually improve a quality management system (QMS).
Implementing ISO 9001 means your organization has put in place effective processes and trained staff to deliver flawless products or services time after time.
Why is ISO 9001 important?
With more than one million certificates issued to organizations in 189 countries, ISO 9001 is the most widely used quality management standard in the world. Within the ISO 9000 family, which defines seven quality management principles including a strong customer focus and continual improvement, ISO 9001 is the only standard that can be certified to (though certification is not mandatory).
ISO 10012:2003 is not intended to be used as a requisite for demonstrating conformance with ISO 9001, ISO 14001 or any other standard. Interested parties can agree to use ISO 10012:2003 as an input for satisfying measurement management system requirements in certification activities. Other standards and guides exist for particular elements affecting measurement results, for example, details of measurement methods, competence of personnel, interlaboratory comparisons.
ISO 10012:2003 is not intended as a substitute for, or as an addition to, the requirements of ISO/IEC 17025.
It also helps facilitate cooperation between laboratories and other bodies by generating wider acceptance of results between countries. Test reports and certificates can be accepted from one country to another without the need for further testing, which, in turn, improves international trade.
ISO/IEC 17025 is useful for any organization that performs testing, sampling or calibration and wants reliable results. This includes all types of laboratories, whether they be owned and operated by government, industry or, in fact, any other organization. The standard is also useful to universities, research centres, governments, regulators, inspection bodies, product certification organizations and other conformity assessment bodies with the need to do testing, sampling or calibration.