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NIST Proposes Update to Digital Signature Standard.

April 24, 2012

NIST announced proposed changes to FIPS 186-3, known as Digital Signature Standard, which specifies how to implement digital signatures that can be used to ensure integrity of electronic documents as well as identity of signer. Posted for public comment on April 10, 2012, proposed revisions clarify how to implement digital signature algorithms in said standard. Also, inclusions within proposed revision allow use of additional approved random number generators. Read More

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ASTM Committee working on cured-in-place manhole liner standard.

April 24, 2012

Proposed standard ASTM WK36573, Practice for the Installation of a Single-Sized Cured-in-Place Liner for Manholes Having Various Sizes, will apply to all shapes and types of manholes, wetwells, catch basins, and similar structures. Once approved, this standard will be of use to owners of buried utility systems such as municipal sewers, telecommunications, power, and similar systems. Interested parties are invited to join in development activities. Read More

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Governor Jon Huntsman to provide keynote address at BIO event.

April 24, 2012

Governor Jon Huntsman, former U.S. Ambassador to China and Governor of Utah, will provide keynote address at BIO Convention in China, Oct 24-25, 2012. Event will bring together global audience to explore business opportunities within China's emerging biotech sector. Huntsman began his public service career as White House staff assistant to President Reagan and enjoyed appointments as Deputy Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Asia, U.S. Ambassador to Singapore, and Deputy U.S. Trade Representative. Read More

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ANSI approves fan balance and vibration standard.

April 24, 2012

AMCA announced that ANSI's Board of Standards Review approved reaffirmation of ANSI/AMCA Standard 204-05(R2012), "Balance Quality and Vibration Levels for Fans." Standard may be used to define appropriate fan balance quality and operating vibration levels to individuals who specify, manufacture, use, and maintain fans. Read More

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BIO Says Farm Bill must promote energy security.

April 24, 2012

In addition to thanking Senate Agriculture Committee Chairwoman Debbie Stabenow and Ranking Member Pat Roberts for reauthorizing key Farm Bill energy title programs, BIO expressed disappointment that Committee's mark eliminates or cuts mandatory funding for said programs. BIO's Brent Erickson noted positive impact of Farm Bill's energy programs and said "progress in renewable energy projects that are creating good, permanent jobs...would come to a halt" without meaningful funding. Read More

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Participants Sought for intergranular attack standard revision.

April 24, 2012

ASTM International Committee A01 on Steel, Stainless Steel, and Related Alloys encourages interested parties to contribute to revision of ASTM A262, Practices for Detecting Susceptibility to Intergranular Attack in Austenitic Stainless Steels. While standard is frequently used to test corrosion resistance of austenitic stainless steels in specific environments and generally against intergranular attack, revisions hope to enhance robustness, repeatability, and reproducibility. Read More

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NIST to Co-Host Health Information Security Conference.

April 24, 2012

NIST will be co-hosting fifth annual Safeguarding Health Information: Building Assurance through HIPAA Security conference, which will take place on June 6 and 7, 2012. Conference will provide opportunity for those with vested interests to explore current issues in health information security as well as discuss practical strategies, tips, and techniques for implementing HIPAA Security Rule. Specific sessions will cover variety of current topics. Read More

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ISBT to Sponsor Beverage Cooler Lounge at PACK EXPO Int'l 2012.

April 24, 2012

International Society of Beverage Technologists (ISBT) will sponsor The Beverage Cooler Lounge at PACK EXPO International 2012, which will be held October 28-31 in McCormick Place, Chicago. Citing beverage market as "core segment for packaging and processing," PMMI CEO and president Charles D. Yuska said new lounge expands show's customer-centric strategy. He added, "We are very pleased ISBT is working with us on the launch of this new resource." Read More