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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

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PTDA Summit provides support net for channel partners.

October 25, 2013

Held Oct 3–5, PTDA 2013 Industry Summit was themed "Working Without a Net?" and was attended by over 5,300 power transmission and motion control industry representatives from nearly 230 PTDA member companies. Event included keynotes, workshops, and forums, as well as Motion Control Showcase featuring 15 suppliers presenting their latest hardware, and Manufacturer-Distributor Idea Exchange, which brought together existing and potential channel partners to strategically plan for upcoming year. Read More

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NIST Co-Hosts Conference that highlights women in physics.

October 25, 2013

NIST is partnering with University of Maryland to co-host 2014 Conference for Undergraduate Women in Physics (CUWiP), which will take place January 17–24, 2014. Event's goal is to encourage undergraduate women to continue in physics by providing them with opportunity to experience professional conference, acquire information about graduate school and professions in physics, as well as interact with other women in physics of all ages in order to share experiences, advice, and ideas. Read More

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NIST MEP launches manufacturing website.

October 25, 2013

Hollings Manufacturing Extension Partnerhip at NIST offers website where users can find collection of reports and studies on manufacturing policy and practice. Site is intended to serve as resource for manufacturing community and to fuel discussion and debate about future of manufacturing in the U.S. Some topic areas include: Innovation, R&D, and IP; Global Competitiveness; Federal/Industrial Collaboration; Education and Workforce; Best Practices; Productivity; Sustainability; and Supply Chain. Read More

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U.S. and Germany meet to advance transatlantic trade objectives.

October 25, 2013

With continued focus on standards-related aspects of Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, ANSI and German Institute for Standardization conducted U.S.-German Standards Panel in Washington, DC, on October 15. Workshop topics included added value of harmonized standards where possible, importance of resolving unnecessary barriers to world's largest trade relationship, industry perspectives on standards and conformance, and role of third-party conformity assessment in enabling free trade. Read More

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House Members Commended on Congressional Algae Caucus re-launch.

October 25, 2013

While specifically recognizing co-chairs Scott Peters and Matt Salmon for their leadership, BIO applauded key House of Representatives Members for holding first meeting of revived Congressional Algae Caucus. BIO President and CEO Jim C. Greenwood said "BIO supports the goals and efforts of the caucus in bringing awareness to the evolving role of algae in production of sustainable, renewable fuels, chemicals, and products" and welcomed this platform for discussing supportive federal policy. Read More