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NIST Releases Final Version of Bluetooth security guide.

June 14, 2012

NIST has issued final version of Guide to Bluetooth Security (NIST Special Publication 800-121 Rev. 1), which describes security capabilities of technologies based on Bluetooth and gives recommendations on effectively securing such devices. Changes include update to vulnerability mitigation information for "Secure Simple Pairing" as well as introduction of Bluetooth version 3.0 High Speed and Bluetooth version 4.0 Low Energy security mechanisms and recommendations. Read More

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Organizations Seek Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award.

June 14, 2012

Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award applicants total 39 for 2012. Seeking recognition for organizational performance excellence through innovation and improvement, each applicant will be evaluated by independent board of 478 examiners in 7 areas: leadership; strategic planning; operations focus; measurement, analysis, and knowledge management; workforce focus; process management; and results. For 2012, further criteria has been added for application qualification. Read More

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Workshop to cover National Network for Manufacturing Innovation.

June 14, 2012

On July 9, NASA and partner organizations of federal interagency Advanced Manufacturing National Program Office are sponsoring second in series of regional public workshops to gather ideas and suggestions on design of proposed National Network for Manufacturing Innovation. Conceived to address gaps in U.S. manufacturing innovation, NNMI is envisioned as network of up to 15 regional hubs that will connect research discoveries and budding ideas for technologies and products with U.S. manufacturers. Read More

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EPA Grants will help clean up contaminated sites.

June 14, 2012

EPA announced $69.3 million in grants for new investments to provide communities with funding needed to clean and redevelop contaminated properties, boost local economies, and create jobs while protecting public health. According to EPA Administrator Lisa P. Jackson, "These grants will be the first step in getting pollution out and putting jobs back into neighborhoods across the country." Grantees totaling 245 will include tribes and communities in 39 states across USA. Read More

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IPC Members meet with EPA on proposed changes to DSW rule.

June 14, 2012

Leaders of IPC's EHS Committee met with senior EPA staff to discuss regulatory relief for printed board manufacturing. Uncertainty around implementation of 2008 Definition of Solid Waste rule, combined with limitations of EPA's 2011 proposed rule, has inhibited recycling of wastewater treatment sludges from electroplating operations. IPC representatives urged director of EPA's Office of Resource Conservation and Recovery to encourage secondary materials recycling in revision of RCRA DSW rule. Read More

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NAM Pushes Russia PNTR Legislation as exports booster.

June 14, 2012

NAM's Frank Vargo urged Congress to pass, "as soon as possible," Russia Permanent Normal Trade Relations (PNTR) legislation. Vargo called this bipartisan effort "a positive step toward opening a new market in Russia for U.S.-manufactured goods exports" and cited President's Export Council estimates that U.S. exports to Russia could double or triple over next few years. "If Congress fails to act," Vargo warned, "competitors will have an advantage in the $300 billion Russian import market." Read More

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International Leadership Award Winner has been announced by BIO.

June 14, 2012

BIO International Leadership Award winner for 2012 BIO International Convention has been announced as Rt Honourable David Willetts MP, Minister for Universities and Science, United Kingdom. Willetts is responsible for looking across all departmental business at strategic priorities as well as higher education, science and research, life sciences, and innovation. He is also responsible for Technology Strategy Board, UK Space Agency, and National Measurement Office. Read More

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BIO to host special China Day program.

June 14, 2012

On June 18, BIO will host China Day program dedicated to exploring questions about changing landscape for innovation, healthcare, and regulatory trends. Event will feature speakers with decades of experience conducting business in Chinese life science sector. Panels will include Healthcare Innovation in China, Developments in the IP Landscape in China, Global Trends in Biologics Regulations, China's Changing Market, and Cross-Border Partnering in Biotechnology. Read More