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Revised ISO/IEC Standard boosts computer security.

March 21, 2013

ISO/IEC 8652:2012, Information technology - Programming languages – Ada, revised third edition includes addition of contract-based programming, a rare computer programming feature that significantly bolsters protection against viruses and other digital threats. Ada programming language is widely used in aviation, railway, satellite, financial services, and healthcare sectors, as well as by U.S. military, all of which require security and dependability from digital networks. Read More

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IPC ESTC Keynote to address achieving exceptional package design.

March 21, 2013

Amkor Technology senior VP Dr. Choon Lee will deliver "System Integration Challenges in Packaging" keynote at IPC Electronic System Technologies Conference and Exhibition (ESTC) on May 22, 2013. He will present common applications and uses of micro-EMS, module-level packaging that integrates functional aspects of both SoC and SiP; discuss benefits/limitations for major market segments; talk about simulation and modeling tools; and divulge Amkor's holistic approach. Read More

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SME MicroManufacturing Event fosters discovery and inspiration.

March 21, 2013

MicroManufacturing Conference and Exposition will take place in Minneapolis, MN from April 16–17, 2013. Keynote presentations will explore global issues facing manufacturing, while conference sessions will cover range of related topics. SME's Medical Manufacturing Innovations series, which looks to help facilitate technology exchange and improve product development, will be premiering with track featuring live, interactive panel discussions and new technology displays and demonstrations. Read More

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Field of ISO Technical Activity to focus on audit data services.

March 21, 2013

Standardization Administration of China (SAC), Chinese member body to ISO, submitted proposal for new field of technical activity on audit data services. As U.S. member body to ISO, ANSI invites interested stakeholders to submit comments on said proposal by April 26, 2013. Technical activity would focus on work related to standardization in field of audit data services, including audit data acquisition, utilization of audit data, and audit data management. Read More

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PMMI Solution Groups bridge supply chain to generate solutions.

March 21, 2013

Two new Alliance for Innovation and Operational Excellence solution groups, made up of production and operations executives from consumer packaged goods companies with experts from OEMs, have launched into action. Total Cost of Ownership Solution Group is collaborating on standard set of TCO metrics that suppliers and CPGs can apply industry-wide, while Engineering Solution Group is developing guidelines for sanitary equipment design for low-moisture foods. Read More

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ANSI releases draft agenda for Joint Member Forum.

March 20, 2013

ANSI's 2013 Joint Member Forum will focus on issues related to smart cities under theme of "Making Smart Cities Smarter with Standards and Conformance." Event will include discussion of various smart cities initiatives in the U.S. and abroad, as well as topics related to smart cities standards. Four days of spring member meetings will also include Intellectual Property Rights Policy Committee meeting, Company Member Forum meeting, and Organizational Member Forum meeting. Read More

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Manufacturers urge protection of Medicare Part D.

March 20, 2013

NAM led national coalition of manufacturers, patients, healthcare providers, and seniors in letter to congressional leaders urging that Congress preserve Medicare Part D in its current successful form. Proposals have been offered to allow Department of Health and Human Services to intervene in price negotiations. According to NAM VP of Human Resources Policy Joe Trauger, it makes no sense to allow government interference in one of the only federal programs that comes in under budget every year. Read More

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BSA 2013 Convention to feature "Never Fly Solo" presentation.

March 20, 2013

Air Force Academy graduate, decorated F-16 fighter pilot, and top sales producer Robert "Waldo" Waldman will deliver "Top Gun Leadership: Never Fly Solo" at BSA 2013 Annual Convention, "We’re All in This to Win," which takes place May 4–7 in Hilton Head, SC. Waldman founded his own peak performance firm, Wingman Consulting, and teaches organizations and individuals how to build trusting, revenue producing relationships with their employees, partners, and customers. Read More

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USNC Seeks Nominations for IEC Young Professionals Workshop.

March 20, 2013

Electrotechnology and standardization professionals are encouraged to submit U.S. participant nominations by April 30 for Young Professionals 2013 Workshop, which brings together international candidates from IEC National Committees at beginning of their electrotechnical standardization and conformity assessment careers. Program aims to cultivate national involvement in international arena, strengthen technology transfer future, and encourage participation in standardization/conformance. Read More

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NCAA Ruling on Pole Vault Collars cites ASTM Standard.

March 20, 2013

ASTM International standard F2949, Specification for Pole Vault Box Collars, has been cited in ruling promulgated by National Collegiate Athletic Association to make pole vaulting safer. Approved by NCAA's Playing Rules Oversight Panel, rule is student athlete safety proposal which calls for padding around pole vault boxes that meets requirements of ASTM F2949. Padding is to be installed by December 1 wherever NCAA competition takes place. Read More

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BIO selects Senator Menendez as Legislator of the Year.

March 20, 2013

According to Debbie Hart, President and CEO of BioNJ, New Jersey is among the most bio-intensive regions in the U.S. and Senator Bob Menendez (D-NJ) has been an invaluable resource for the bioscience community within the state and the industry at large. BIO President and CEO Jim Greenwood said Senator Menendez has been a proponent of issues critical to nation’s biotech industry, as exemplified through his sponsorship of High Technology Small Business Research Incentives Act. Read More

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Expanding Markets to Japan will create economic growth.

March 20, 2013

NAM President and CEO Jay Timmons issued statement after Japan announced it will seek to join the Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations. According to Timmons, a successful and ambitious TPP agreement will open up new opportunities in overseas markets and eliminate barriers for U.S.-manufactured exports, sustaining and creating jobs for American workers. Significant work still remains to ensure manufacturers in the U.S. gain a level playing field and concrete access in Japanese market. Read More

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PMMI to Introduce Center for Trends and Technology at PACK EXPO.

March 20, 2013

Center for Trends and Technology (CTT): Improving Production through Innovation, sponsored by Rockwell Automation and its PartnerNetwork™ Program, will be featured on PACK EXPO Las Vegas 2013 show floor. CTT will offer learning sessions and dynamic displays that showcase such trends as network security, line integration, secure remote monitoring, cloud computing, and manufacturing convergence. Visitors will then be shown where to see said solutions in action on show floor. Read More

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Online Career Center launches on PMMI's website.

March 20, 2013

As announced by PMMI, PackProJOBS provides online career center for job seekers and employers in packaging and processing. Solution is powered by JobTarget and intended to bring together different supply chain segments. According to PMMI's Maria Ferrante, "It will reach well beyond our membership to serve our members' customers as well." Job seekers can use PackProJOBS at no charge, and employment marketplace distinguishes itself in several ways. Read More

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New ASTM Subcommittee focuses on organic waste discharge.

March 20, 2013

Subcommittee D34.02 has been formed to develop proposed standards to analyze organic compounds discharged into sanitary sewers. Proposed standards developed by this subcommittee will deal with organic compounds that cause damage to treatment plants and whether such compounds will harm aquatic species or animals that feed on aquatic species. End results will help producers plan and develop products for those concerned with certain organic compounds in recycled waste products. Read More

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Exhibitor Education Meeting increases ROI.

March 20, 2013

On May 15-16, AEM will host exhibitor education meeting to help companies prepare for successful show presence. Agenda includes session on specific needs of smaller exhibitors, "lessons learned" panel of experienced exhibitors, and What’s New presentation on CONEXPO-CON/AGG, IFPE, and Las Vegas. Session topics also include new marketing tools and pre-show promotion ideas, marketing with technology, understanding buying decisions of attendees, quality lead generation, and strategies to cut costs. Read More

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Hydraulic Institute announces 2012 Standards VIPs.

March 20, 2013

During 2013 Annual Meeting, Hydraulic Institute announced 2012 Standards VIP recipients. VIP program recognizes individual HI members who go above and beyond in their contribution to development of ANSI/HI Pump Standards, guidelines, and education/training programs. New Standards VIPs as well as those who achieved the next milestone level of VIP service were honored. Honorary pins are distributed for first year of VIP service and every fifth anniversary thereafter. Read More

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Updated Standard covers retrofit window installation.

March 20, 2013

AAMA 2410-13, Standard Practice for Installation of Windows with an Exterior Flush Fin Over an Existing Window Frame covers installation of retrofit windows in detached 1- and 2-family dwellings and townhouses not more than 3 stories above-grade in height. Standard includes updated definition of residential dwellings as defined in AAMA 2400-10 and current building codes. Details were also added for proper shimming and sealing of replacement window to existing window frame. Read More

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EPA announces membership of Great Lakes Advisory Board.

March 20, 2013

U.S. EPA announced, on behalf of 16 federal agencies, the membership of the first advisory board to support implementation of Great Lakes Restoration Initiative. Board will provide advice and recommendations to EPA Administrator, who serves as chair of federal Interagency Task Force. EPA considered candidates from broad range of interests including business, agriculture, foundations, environmental justice groups, youth organizations, academia, and state, local and tribal representatives. Read More

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ISPE Drug Shortage Survey due by March 20.

March 19, 2013

ISPE announced that the deadline is approaching for pharmaceutical professionals and companies to participate in Society’s global survey on drug shortages. ISPE launched Drug Shortage Initiative in support of the pharmaceutical industry and global health authorities’ efforts to understand and address the complex and critical issue of drug shortages. Survey is designed to collect data on technical, scientific, manufacturing, quality, and compliance issues that may have resulted in drug shortages. Read More