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Cavanaugh Memorial Award honors work of Disney's Greg B. Hale.

June 20, 2013

ASTM International has honored Greg B. Hale, P.E., chief safety officer and vice president of worldwide standards and auditing for Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, Orlando, FL, with the 2013 William T. Cavanaugh Memorial Award. Hale received award for his contributions to amusement park safety through the development, promotion, implementation, harmonization, and adoption of standards worldwide from ASTM International Committee F24 on Amusement Rides and Devices. Read More

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AIA, Mary Fallin tout value of government-industry partnership.

June 19, 2013

Leadership of AIA joined with Governor Mary Fallin of Oklahoma and representatives from U.S. government and state delegations at Paris Air Show. They discussed issues which ranged from impacts of sequestration budget cuts to potential societal and economic benefits of unmanned aircraft systems as well as value of trade to aerospace and defense industry. AIA President and CEO Marion C. Blakey called partnership between government and industry "an invaluable resource." Read More

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AIA Extends Council Meeting Attendance to non-members.

June 19, 2013

AIA is offering opportunity for non-members to attend Summer Supplier Management Council Meeting, which will be hosted by Alcoa Defense on July 16–18, 2013 in Cleveland, OH. Attendees will be able to meet with Alcoa Defense buyers and senior aerospace and defense leaders and decision makers. Business-to-business meeting with Alcoa Defense is guaranteed but only for limited number of non-members.  For those attending as non-member, AIA will credit registration fee towards AIA membership. Read More

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OMB Issues Guidance on government spending, travel, conferences.

June 19, 2013

Issued by U.S. Office of Management and Budget (OMB), Controller Alert: Travel and Conferences provides guidance on U.S. federal government spending for conferences and travel in light of ongoing federal budget sequester. Document lists standards-setting work as appropriate use of limited funds that should continue to be supported. This clarification reassures members of ANSI Federation that the sequester will not halt their involvement in U.S. voluntary consensus standardization process. Read More

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NESCC Announces Call for new private-sector co-chair.

June 19, 2013

Nuclear Energy Standards Coordination Collaborative (NESCC), joint initiative of ANSI and U.S. Department of Commerce's NIST, announced that its Steering Committee is seeking one qualified individual to serve as private-sector co-chair. For this position, applicants are sought who hold senior leadership positions in U.S. commercial nuclear industry. Applicants are expected to have participated in major industry bodies and have had previous experience with standards. Read More

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Webinar Series addresses export control reform.

June 19, 2013

Recent and additional expected changes to International Traffic in Arms Regulations and Export Administration Regulations will impact electronics companies that manufacture for the aerospace and defense markets. These regulations specifically address printed boards and printed board designs. During July, IPC will offer ITAR/EAR webinar series, bringing the latest information on current changes, possible upcoming changes, and impact these regulations may have on the supply chain. Read More

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Series of Programs will highlight servo press technology.

June 19, 2013

August 8 webinar – Why pay more for a servo press?  When is it worth it? – will feature speaker Todd Wenzel, while August 15 webinar – The Structure of Servo Presses, Available Drive Types and their Applications –will feature Jim Landowski. Another webinar will take place August 22, and live event on September 10 in Rosemont, IL will offer in-depth look at servo-press technology with case-study presentations and breakout sessions with press builders. Read More

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EPA awards $2 million for Small Business Innovation Research.

June 19, 2013

EPA has announced that more than $2 million will go to 25 small businesses nationwide to develop new environmental technology that will help protect people's health and the environment. Each company will receive SBIR Phase I contract of up to $80,000 to further develop their technology over next 6 months. This year’s projects focus on drinking water, wastewater, manufacturing, green building, waste monitoring and management, air quality, sustainable use of biomass, and homeland security. Read More