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Distinguished Transportation Professionals join AASHTO management.

October 28, 2013

AASHTO Executive Director Bud Wright announced addition of 2 transportation leaders to AASHTO's management team. Jim Tymon, Senior Capitol Hill staffer involved in drafting/implementing last 3 transportation bills, was named Director of Program Finance and Management. King Gee, nationally recognized leader in development and deployment of transportation technology and innovations and management of transportation engineering issues, was named Director of Engineering and Technical Services. Read More

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AIA Suppliers on Hill send message to budget conference.

October 28, 2013

Aerospace and defense industry suppliers Joe Murphy, chairman of the board of the Ferco Aerospace Group and Gregory Bloom, president of Seal Science, Inc. visited Congress to deliver letter and send clear message to leaders of budget conference that sequestration budget cuts are harming national security and defense industrial base. Murphy and Bloom also requested meetings with leaders to discuss impact of sequestration on industrial base supply chain. Read More

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Wes Bush stresses importance of technological innovation.

October 28, 2013

AIA chairman and Northrop Grumman Corporation chairman, CEO, and president Wes Bush delivered keynote address for National Aerospace Week at Air Force Association's annual conference and trade show. He stressed significance of Air Force-industry partnership, saying it has "kept our nation free, our economy vibrant and our way of life intact and validated." Also, Bush issued plea for continued national investment in technological innovation and those who make it possible. Read More

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BIO announces U.S. Ambassador Gary Locke as keynote speaker.

October 28, 2013

BIO announced that Gary Locke, U.S. Ambassador to China, will provide keynote address on Nov 12 at the BIO Convention in China. Throughout his public service career, Ambassador Locke has worked to strengthen economic ties between U.S. and China. According to Joseph Damond, Senior VP, International Affairs at BIO, Locke's experience in both countries has been particularly valuable in helping create policies that support development of partnerships between Eastern and Western biotech companies. Read More

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Presentations invited for Household Energy Efficiency workshop.

October 28, 2013

Presentations are invited for workshop on Impact of Household Energy Efficiency Guidelines on the Cleaning and Home Appliance Industries, to be held March 13–14, 2014. Committee D12 is interested in hearing perspectives from government agencies on water and energy guidelines for cleaning appliances, appliance manufacturers on addressing ongoing trend of lower water/energy usage in household machines, and cleaning product formulators on challenges faced with restrictions on water and temperatures. Read More

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NIST Grants will improve access to services and reduce fraud.

October 28, 2013

NIST has awarded more than $2 million in grants to Pennsylvania and Michigan to test new online identity technologies to improve access to government services and the delivery of federal assistance programs, and to reduce fraud. Pilot projects support administration's National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace, which envisions an "Identity Ecosystem" that allows people to choose from array of private and public credentials to prove they are who they say they are online. Read More

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International Code Council adopts specification for sunrooms.

October 25, 2013

At its Public Comment Hearings, International Code Council voted to adopt AAMA/NPEA/NSA 2100-12, Specification for Sunrooms, into 2015 International Residential Code. Adoption of reference standard means IRC will now have 5 distinct categories of sunrooms for purpose of uniformly applying code's requirements to patio covers, sun porches, sunrooms, solariums, and conservatories that have been popular for homeowners who want to add recreational space by enclosing porch, deck, or patio area. Read More

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PROFINET has Wall of Fame in North America.

October 25, 2013

PROFI Interface Center has completed a PROFINET ‘wall of fame’ in its Test Lab that features PROFINET devices they have tested and certified. Devices incorporated onto wall include remote I/O, drives, vision systems, and HMIs as well as wireless, embedded diagnostics, infrastructure, and security devices. According to Torsten Paulsen, Manager of PIC, the broad variety of device types and vendors underlines the openness and multi-vendor support of PROFINET. Read More