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Wi-Fi Alliance® updates network certification program.

June 3, 2009

Wi-Fi Alliance has updated Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA2®) Enterprise security protocol, part of Wi-Fi CERTIFIED(TM) program, to increase number of extensible authentication protocol methods (EAP types) supported in certification testing from 5 to 7. It has added EAP-FAST and EAP-AKA to program, with Open System Consultants authentication server joining Microsoft and Devicescape servers in certification test environment. Supplicant from Open1X Project has been also been added to test suite. Read More

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ANSI Approved as AB in EPA WaterSense Program.

June 3, 2009

ANSI and the US EPA have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to mark ANSI's acceptance as an Accreditation Body (AB) to participate in the EPA WaterSense Program. As an AB, ANSI announced the launch of a pilot accreditation program for EPA-licensed certification bodies that will add value to the process by assuring certification bodies demonstrate compliance with WaterSense product certification system and are able to carry out their responsibilities. Read More

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ANSI welcomes 5 new members in May 2009.

June 3, 2009

ANSI has added International Board of Standards, ID Experts, City of Hampton, PetSmart, and HealthMarkets Company as new members. Organizations join federation that represents more than 125,000 companies and over 3.5 million professionals. They will gain access to information and business intelligence not available elsewhere, according to Brian Meincke, and will build relationships giving them voice and influence over standardization and conformity assessment decisions. Read More

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ANSI submits response to U.S. Standards Policies survey.

June 3, 2009

In response to first question of National Survey on U.S. Standards Policies, ANSI asserts that no change in current private sector-led and public sector-supported standardization system is warranted. In response to second survey question, ANSI agrees that U.S. should increase its support for standards education programs and endorses Strategic Initiative 10 of United States Standards Strategy. ANSI's response is available online in .pdf and Microsoft Word formats. Read More

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One Week Remains to submit comments on ISO strategic plan.

June 3, 2009

There is one week left in which to submit input to ANSI on the consultation document for the ISO Strategic Plan 2011-2015. Interested stakeholders are urged to submit comments by June 5, 2009 and register for the related ANSI workshop, which will be held June 25-26 in Washington, D.C. While various issues and related specific questions are featured in the consultation document, respondents should feel free to comment on any aspect of ISO and its standards development. Read More

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ANSI seeks comments on proposed sustainability standard.

June 3, 2009

Associaco Brasileira de Normas Tecnicas and British Standards Institution submitted joint proposal for ISO standard on sustainability in event management. Proposal suggests development of standard that will establish, implement, maintain, and improve sustainability management systems for events, with guidelines to minimize and manage environmental, financial, and social impacts linked to related issues. ANSI invites interested stakeholders to submit comments by July 10, 2009. Read More

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Scientific American surveys global bio-based innovation.

June 3, 2009

Working with BIO, Scientific American has completed a survey and analysis of worldwide progress in the field of biotechnology and uncovered the innovation capacities of various countries. "Scientific American Worldview: A Global Biotechnology Perspective" aimed to discover what was happening concerning biotech activity, funding, and policy initiatives as based on facts and not biases from any particular country, region, or industry perspective. Read More

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AEM announces winners of student competition.

June 3, 2009

AEM announces high school team from Dallas, TX, and middle school team from Kansas City, MO, are top winners in national Construction Challenge competition. From May 20-23, 2009, at Global Finals competition of Destination ImagiNation, over 40 finalist teams participated in 3 separate challenges: Infrastructure PR Campaign, Manufacturing Design: Free Flow, and Service Tech: Piling it On! Program offers opportunity for students to learn more about construction careers. Read More

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Telecom Operators express support for new Broadband Forum.

June 2, 2009

Telecommunications operators BT, Orange, and Verizon welcomed the announcement of a union between the Broadband Forum and the IP/MPLS Forum. This consolidation in the standards and specifications community creates a Broadband Forum with over 200 members, comprising service providers, vendors, chip manufacturers, and regulatory bodies from across the world. It is expected to be increasingly influential in defining interoperable network equipment for various applications/industries. Read More

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Workshop Report details emergency preparedness for disabled.

June 2, 2009

The ANSI Homeland Security Standards Panel (HSSP) has published a Workshop Report on the need for standards-based solutions to assist individuals with disabilities and special needs during emergencies or natural disasters. It details the purpose, scope, findings. and recommendations. These include the development of emergency/disaster exercises, planning scenarios and response actions, as well as standards-based solutions. Read More

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ConstructMyFuture.com announces scholarship winners.

June 2, 2009

Designed to encourage teens to pursue construction industry careers, ConstructMyFuture.com provides students, teachers, counselors, and parents with online information about benefits of construction careers, as well as access to educational options and local industry resources. Total of 10 construction education scholarships worth $1,000 each have been awarded in 2009 edition of ConstructMyFuture.com workforce development initiative. Read More

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AMT Urges Protection of technology suppliers.

June 2, 2009

To ensure the continued strength of American manufacturing, AMT - The Association For Manufacturing Technology has urged Congress and the Administration to protect the manufacturing technology supplier base in the wake of GM's Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing. Douglas K. Woods, AMT President, pointed out that "One critical action that government can take right now is to expand the Auto Supplier Support Program to include manufacturing technology providers up and down the supply chain." Read More

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Committees to work on health information infrastructure.

June 1, 2009

Formed under American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, HIT Policy Committee is charged with making recommendations to David Blumenthal, National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, on policy framework for development and adoption of national interoperable health information infrastructure. HIT Standards Committee will make recommendations on standards, implementation specifications, and certification criteria for electronic exchange and use of health information. Read More

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Nominations open for 2009 Leadership and Service Awards.

June 1, 2009

With nominations due by July 17, ANSI's 2009 Leadership and Service Awards are presented as part of World Standards Week to recognize individuals who have made significant contributions to voluntary consensus standardization and conformity assessment programs. Representatives of industry, government, academia, consumer organizations, and U.S. voluntary consensus standards and conformity assessment community, with exception of current Board of Directors officers, are considered eligible. Read More

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Marion Blakey comments on confirmation of FAA Administrator.

June 1, 2009

According to AIA CEO Marion Blakey, AIA is pleased that Senate has unanimously confirmed Randy Babbitt as FAA Administrator. With years of aviation experience as pilot, labor negotiator, and safety expert, he will make an excellent administrator. Mr. Babbitt has said that modernization of air transportation system is priority and AIA is looking forward to working with him. Read More

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Voluntary Standards cover hemodialyzers and airport terminals.

June 1, 2009

Developed by AAMI, ANSI/AAMI RD47:2008, Reprocessing of Hemodialyzers, covers personnel and patient considerations as well as processes for physical plant and environmental safety, patient identification and hemodialyzer labeling, reprocessing and storage procedures, patient monitoring, and quality assurance/control. NFPA 415 - 2008 standard, developed by NFPA, specifies minimum fire protection requirements for construction and protection of airport terminal buildings. Read More

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Membership Directory provides valuable industry contacts.

June 1, 2009

With PTDA 2009 Membership Directory, users can connect with more than 400 distributors and manufacturers of power transmission/motion control products. Comprehensive alphabetical distributor listing includes complete company contact information, top executive contacts, number and location of branches, and manufacturers' lines represented by firm. Manufacturer section includes company contact information, top-level management contacts, and product categories manufactured. Read More

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Standard and Report focus on preventing spread of disease.

June 1, 2009

As part of worldwide effort to contain spread of infectious diseases, ISO and IEC have developed Technical Report and International Standard that guide use of medical equipment for fever screening. ISO/TR 13154:2009 covers deployment, implementation, and operational guidelines for identifying febrile humans using screening thermograph, while IEC 80601-2-59:2008 addresses technical requirements for basic safety and essential performance of screening thermographs. Read More

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Marion Blakey comments on NASA leadership nominations.

June 1, 2009

According to AIA CEO Marion Blakey, AIA is pleased with President Obama's nominations of retired General Charles Bolden as NASA administrator and Lori Garver as deputy administrator. Together, Bolden and Garver's leadership, experience, and vision will guide NASA at a very important time when decisions about future of America's space leadership will be made on several fronts. AIA and its members are looking forward to working with new NASA team. Read More

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Abstracts invited for Geosynthetic Materials workshop.

June 1, 2009

Abstracts are invited in support of Geosynthetic Materials Durability: Field and Laboratory Experiences workshop, scheduled for Jan 29, 2010. Workshop will focus on all types of geosynthetic materials durability in both covered and exposed applications. Four parts will include long term field experiences under various environment conditions, accelerated weathering studies, polymers and additive packages that constitute final material's formulation, and summary of workshop by panel of experts. Read More