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ASTM Proposes Standard for measuring acid mist, air quality.

April 7, 2009

ASTM International Committee D22 on Air Quality is constructing a standard for measuring acid mists that come from combustion sources titled 'WK22846, Test Method for Determination of Sulfur Oxides Including Sulfur Dioxide, Sulfur Trioxide, and Sulfuric Acid Vapor and Mist, from Stationary Sources Using the Controlled Condensation Sampling System.' This will help address US EPA concerns about fine particles (2.5 ┬Ám dia and smaller) deemed unhealthy to breathe. Read More

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ASTM approves Standard Practice for Certificate Programs.

April 7, 2009

ASTM E2659 provides comprehensive guide for educators in all sectors and settings to consistently develop and administer certificate programs to accomplish unique training and education goals. It also offers guide to consumers on how to identify such a program. In addition, ASTM E2659 serves as benchmark of quality for industry accreditation of certificate programs and outlines what key distinguishing factors are between certification and certificate programs. Read More

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BIO Honors PA Senator as a Legislator of the Year.

April 7, 2009

On April 01, 2009, BIO announced its selection of Senator Arlen Specter as a Legislator of the Year for 2008-2009. The senator was commended, according to BIO President and CEO Jim Greenwood, "for his continued efforts to ensure that the unique importance of life science patents is respected during reform efforts." The senator was also thanked for his dedication to increasing funding at the National Institutes of Health as well as for his advocacy for embryonic stem cell research. Read More

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AASHTO applauds nomination of Victor Mendez to head FHWA.

April 7, 2009

Victor Mendez, former Director of Arizona Department of Transportation and 2007 President of AASHTO, has been named by President Obama as next Federal Highway Administrator, subject to Senate confirmation. During his ADOT tenure, Mendez implemented accelerated schedule for Valley regional freeway system. As deputy director, he served as part of ADOT team, which completed $80 million widening of I-17 and launched the widening of Superstition Freeway. Read More

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AIA Official urges Congress to increase NASA funding.

April 7, 2009

AIA President and CEO Marion Blakey said to House appropriations subcommittee that with 60 countries having active space programs, stable and sufficient investment for NASA is required to protect U.S. leadership in space against growing international competition. Funding is needed for resources such as new space vehicles, climate monitoring satellites, and educational initiatives. Blakey also invited subcommittee to attend TARC's final flyoff at Great Meadow in The Plains, Virginia. Read More

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Patent Bill Compromise marks step towards positive reform.

April 7, 2009

According to BIO President and CEO, Jim Greenwood, BIO commends Senate Judiciary Committee for its success in developing consensus-oriented approach to patent reform legislation. Thanks to leadership of Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-VT) and Senators Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) and Arlen Specter (R-PA), BIO is optimistic that they will see patent reform that preserves incentives necessary to sustain America's global leadership in innovation and spurs creation of high-wage, high-value jobs. Read More

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Satellite Export Control Rules must be updated.

April 7, 2009

According to AIA President and CEO, Marion Blakey, satellite export control rules are hampering U.S. national security and economic interests, and must be updated to protect U.S. space industrial base. U.S. market share for commercial satellites dropped from 73% to 27% after legislation passed in 1998 to control commercial satellites as military items. AIA recommends that government review all space technologies to determine which ones should be controlled as commercial or military items. Read More

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Campaign promotes transportation infrastructure awareness.

April 7, 2009

Facing the expiration date for the current federal transportation authorization, AASHTO launched a national campaign to build awareness and provide information about the critical needs of America's transportation system. "Are We There Yet? We Can Be!" is designed to provide current information pertaining to the condition of this country's infrastructure, with examples of successful projects, technology, and focused solutions. Read More

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Two New Standards address sintered powder metallurgy testing.

April 7, 2009

Test Methods for Density of Compacted or Sintered Power Metallurgy (PM) Products Using Archimedes' Principle (ASTM B962) provides means to determine volume in order to calculate density of complex 3D shapes. Also available, Test Methods for Oil Content, Oil-Impregnation Efficiency and Interconnected Porosity of Sintered Powder Metallurgy (PM) Products Using Archimedes' Principle (ASTM B963) is used for powder metallurgy QC or compliance purposes. Read More

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BSA welcomes economic forecaster to 2009 Annual Convention.

April 7, 2009

Responding to world-wide economic crisis, BSA has invited Dr. Ken Mayland to share his knowledge and economic and bearing forecast with attendees at 2009 Annual Convention, May 2-5 at Hyatt Grand Cypress Hotel in Orlando, FL. Dr. Mayland is President of ClearView Economics, LLC, and has spent more than 30 years studying business cycle and providing economic analyses to variety of constituencies. He is also a member of Blue Chip Economic Forecasters and Financial Forecasts survey panels. Read More

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SCSI Trade Association to present tutorial April 9, 2009.

April 7, 2009

SCSI Trade Association, in effort to promote understanding and use of Serial Attached SCSI technology, is presenting tutorial at Storage Networking World Conference on Thursday, April 9, from 11:15 a.m. to noon. Speaking will be Harry Mason, President of STA and Director of Industry Marketing, Storage Components Group, LSI, and Marty Czekalski, Vice President of STA and Interface and Emerging Architecture Program Manager, Seagate. Read More

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NAM President urges Congress to fix new product safety law.

April 7, 2009

According to NAM President, John Engler, CPSCIA has overly broad reach, causing unintended harm to consumers and businesses by applying same criteria to wide range of products, regardless of their intended use. Law has triggered destruction of millions of safe products, costing businesses billions of dollars. Its decision to retroactively apply new lead standards and phthalates ban to inventory already sitting in stores and warehouses is causing massive disruptions. Read More

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IPC Gives Hall of Fame Award to 2 industry veterans.

April 6, 2009

IPC - Association Connecting Electronics Industries® bestowed the 2009 Raymond E. Pritchard IPC Hall of Fame Award to 2 industry verterans at the IPC APEX EXPO(TM) in Las Vegas. It recognizes contributions to IPC and the electronic interconnect industry, volunteer service on IPC standards development committees, and lifetime achievement. Recipients were Bill Jacobi, former president and CEO of William Jacobi and Associates, and Dan Feinberg, owner of Fein-Line Associates. Read More

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IPC presents corporate recognition awards at annual meeting.

April 6, 2009

At IPC Annual Meeting and Luncheon, March 31, 2009, in Las Vegas, IPC recognized Uyemura International Corp. as winner of Peter Sarmanian Corporate Recognition Award, which recognizes member corporation that has taken leadership role and contributed to PCB industry. Stan Plzak award, recognizing active contributors in electronics assembly industry, was presented to Phoenix International. Both awards also recognize support of IPC and its activities. Read More

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Third Plenary Meeting addresses identity theft and fraud.

April 6, 2009

American National Standards Institute (ANSI) will hold the third plenary meeting of its Identity Theft Prevention and Identity Management Standards Panel (IDSP) on April 27-28, 2009 in Arlington, VA. This meeting will take a point-in-time look at the state of identity theft prevention and identity management, and panel discussions will consider progress made on various fronts as well as look ahead at areas that still need attention. Advance registration by April 15 is required. Read More

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AMCA releases Publication 512-09 AMCA Listing Label Program.

April 6, 2009

Publication 512 provides follow up service for louvers tested in accordance with ANSI/AMCA Standard 540, Test Method for Louvers Impacted by Wind Borne Debris, and louvers tested in accordance with AMCA Standard 550, Test Method for High Velocity Wind Driven Rain Resistant Louvers. Program applies only to complete cataloged series of sizes, and is not applied to individual sizes in series, or part of series, or special units where catalog ratings are not published. Read More

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Forecast Predicts long-term aviation activity growth.

April 6, 2009

With regards to long-term concerns, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) annual aviation forecast predicts a return to growth for air travel. This 16-year forecast, covering 2009-2025, predicts domestic passenger enplanements to decrease by 7.8% in 2009 and then grow 2.7% per year thereafter. US aircraft operations are predicted to experience a 5.7% decrease in 2009 from 2008 levels, but operations are expected to grow at an annual rate of 1.5% from 2010 to 2025. Read More

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NACD appoints Director of Government Affairs.

April 6, 2009

As Director of Government Affairs, Conrad Schatte will maintain and develop new relationships with Congress, regulatory agencies, and other organizations to advanced NACD's advocacy efforts. He will work with NACD's Government Affairs Committee and Issue Task Groups to develop positions on legislative and regulatory proposals, and will also assist members with regulatory compliance. Schatte will report to Vice President of Government Affairs, Jennifer Gibson. Read More

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NIST Workshop to address standardization education.

April 6, 2009

Scheduled for May 8, 2009 and supported by ANSI Committee on Education, workshop on Promoting Education about Standardization in America will address existing course offerings on standardization and lessons learned from both academic and industry representatives. Participants will have opportunity to discuss different pedagogical alternatives and future strategies for developing, delivering, and promoting standards education curricula in North America. Read More

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Competitive Manufacturing Toolkit introduced at WESTEC.

April 6, 2009

SME and NIST/MEP have put together toolkit of ideas to help manufacturers innovate, compete, and succeed. Tools available include Open Innovation Center to help exhibitors/attendees learn about how to source and sell innovation, and Merwyn Business Translation to accelerate communication between various manufacturing segments. Also offered are Green Workforce Development Program, USA National Innovation Marketplace, as well as other existing programs included as part of effort. Read More