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Livestock Biotech Summit to feature interactive sessions.

June 11, 2014

During Livestock Biotech Summit, Sept 16-18, 2014, attendees will hear from expert communicators on strategies to communicate effectively around animal biotechnology. Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science will present session titled "Distilling your Message on Animal Biotechnology." At this interactive plenary session, attendees will learn and practice tools to fine tune how they talk about complicated technology in ways that are meaningful to listeners at various levels of understanding. Read More

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Tech Policy Veteran Kenneth Schramko joins IPC.

June 11, 2014

Kenneth Schramko has joined IPC's Washington, DC-based government relations team as director of government relations. Schramko will focus on policy and regulatory issues that affect the electronics industry, and will work with IPC’s Government Relations Steering Committee to identify opportunities for the association and its members. During his career, Schramko has provided strategic legislative, political, and business advice and solutions to corporations, associations, and universities. Read More

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BIO says EPA should recognize roles of biotechnology.

June 11, 2014

EPA should recognize that carbon emissions from renewable biomass are fundamentally different from those of fossil fuels and that biotechnology can and must play a key role in mitigating fossil carbon emissions, BIO noted in response to agency's Carbon Pollution Emission Guidelines for Existing Stationary Sources: Electric Utility Generating Units. That recognition should carry through to the Proposed Standards of Performance for Greenhouse Gas Emissions from New Stationary Sources. Read More

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Keynote for THE BIG M will be delivered by Penny Pritzker.

June 10, 2014

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker will keynote SME's inaugural THE BIG M, which will take place in Detroit, MI from June 9–12. Highlighting ideas, innovations, and technologies from across manufacturing industry, event will bring together professionals, manufacturers, and policymakers to discuss real-world solutions to accelerate manufacturing in communities across USA. Event will feature exhibits, conference sessions with manufacturing experts, company tours, and demonstrations. Read More

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NEMA Online Standards Store offers UI, packaging improvements.

June 10, 2014

National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) online storefront for purchasing NEMA standards offers interface that facilitates interaction as well as robust search capabilities. Additionally, store features different ways to package standards; examples include multi-user PDFs and Print Plus PDF bundles. NEMA Assistant Vice President Paul Molitor commented, "We’re constantly trying to improve the standards purchasing process." Read More

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Known Crewmember Program continues to expand.

June 10, 2014

Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l, Airlines for America, and the TSA announced expansion of the Known Crewmember program to include Tucson International Airport and El Paso International Airport, which are now KCM’s 50th and 51st locations. KCM is a risk-based security screening program that enables TSA officers to positively verify identity and employment status of airline crewmembers. Program enhances security and allows TSA to focus on travelers who present greater risk to aviation security. Read More

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Keenan Loubser joins IPC staff.

June 10, 2014

Keenan Loubser has joined IPC staff as senior director of certification programs. Loubser will oversee IPC's certification programs, maintain and build relationships with IPC training and certification centers around the world, and manage IPC’s certification team. With nearly 20 years of experience in information technology, training and certification on international level, Loubser most recently served as senior portfolio manager for certification and learning at Hewlett-Packard. Read More

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FAA proposes civil penalty against Atlantic Technical Systems.

June 10, 2014

FAA is proposing $76,000 civil penalty against Atlantic Technical Systems, Inc., for allegedly violating Hazardous Materials Regulations. FAA alleges that on Nov 11, 2013, Atlantic Technical Systems offered three, 4 L containers of isopropyl alcohol to FedEx Corp. for shipment by air to Woodstock, IL. According to FAA, company did not declare hazardous materials, and shipment was not properly classed, described, packaged, marked, labeled, and in proper condition for shipment under regulations. Read More