destroy “Official Information,” as defined within the PSPF,
replacing the existing accreditation which is being phased out
in the coming months.
While this development clearly points to the growing
acceptance of NAID AAA Certification globally, it also hints at
opportunities for the program’s future, as other governments,
agencies, and possibly even private companies add entity-specific requirements to the baseline requirements; then,
use NAID AAA Certification’s robust on-site announced and
unannounced audits to verify compliance to both.
For now, service providers in Australia are invited to use the
new application to achieve or renew NAID AAA Certification
with the PSPF Endorsement in order to offer services to a host
of government offices as well as contractors. It is likely, as
more members achieve the new endorsement, all customers
will likely look favorably on firms holding the credential.
The Australian NAID AAA Certification (with PSPF
Endorsement) is posted on the NAID Certification section of
the association’s website.
NAID AAA Certification Gets a New Look
The NAID Board of Directors is excited to announce that the
association has adopted a new NAID AAA Certification logo.
The traditional logo is still relevant and may be used by NAID
AAA Certified companies indefinitely at their discretion.
There were several catalysts for the change, including
brand confusion in the marketplace and limited growth
When asked about the decision to rollout this look more
slowly, the Director of Marketing & Communications for
NAID Kelly Martinez had this to say, “What works about this
is that the new design plays off the original so that the two
can exist in tandem without creating industry confusion. As
an association NAID strives not to cause undue burden upon
NAID 2018 General Election Results
The general election for the open seats in the 2018 NAID
Board of Directors concluded on February 23, and the
association is proud to announce the following persons have
been elected serve:
• President-Elect: Pat DeVries of DeVries Business Services
• Secretary: Don Gerard, CSDS of Land Shark Shredding
• Director: Brian Connelly of All Points Mobile Shredding
In extending his well-wishes to the successful candidates,
NAID President Eric Haas of A.R.M.S. Inc. took the time to
recognize the contribution of all those who competed.
“We congratulate those who were elected to the board,” said
Haas. “NAID will benefit greatly from their input and guidance.
But, we also owe a great debt to all those who ran in this
election. Their willingness to serve is a testimony to their
dedication to the industry, and we are going to make sure to
put that enthusiasm to work.”
Elections for the three region-specific directors (Europe,
Canada, and ANZ) and the director’s seat reserved for
the maximum dues paying members were held after the
publication of this journal.
The 2018 NAID Board of Directors will be installed at the
annual business meeting held on April 14 at the NAID 2018
Conference and Expo.
New Australian Certification App Includes
Government Endorsement . . . and Hints at
Future of the Program
The new NAID AAA Certification application created for
service providers in Australia seeking the country’s Protective
Security Policy Framework (PSPF) endorsement is now
available. With it, service providers can become qualified to