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May Conference to discuss HIPAA security.

April 22, 2013

Scheduled for May 21-22, sixth annual "Safeguarding Health Information: Building Assurance through HIPAA Security" is co-hosted by NIST and Department of HHS Office for Civil Rights. Topical sessions will include updates on Omnibus HIPAA/HITECH Final Rule, OCR's audit program, managing provider and patient identities, strengthening cybersecurity in health care sector, integrating security safeguards into health IT, managing insider threats, and securing mobile devices. Read More

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Photography Contest seeks to capture transportation's importance.

April 22, 2013

AASHTO announced commencement of its ninth annual Faces of Transportation photography contest, which asks state transportation department employees and private citizens to photograph those people and projects which are making communities better while emphasizing importance of transportation. This year's theme, "A Snapshot of Transportation in America," includes 3 new categories: Building the Future, Opening Communities, and Taking the Road Less Traveled. Entries are due by July 31, 2013. Read More

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NREL to build solar performance database.

April 22, 2013

NREL has launched initiative to build open-source database of real-world performance from solar facilities across the country. Part of DOE's SunShot Initiative, Open Solar Performance and Reliability Clearinghouse (O-SPaRC) will improve access to capital by enabling credit rating agencies and potential investors to assess underlying risk of asset class. It will also give private market tools to develop investment vehicles such as asset-backed securities and real estate investment trusts. Read More

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Fiftieth PI Competence Center established in Ann Arbor, MI.

April 22, 2013

PI (PROFIBUS and PROFINET International) appointed its 50th PI Competence Center (PICC) for PROFIBUS and PROFINET. Latest organization to successfully pass accreditation process is KW Software, subsidiary of Phoenix Contact, in Ann Arbor, MI. It will offer workshops, training classes, and technical support for PROFINET in American market and has particular skills regarding integration of PROFINET in automation devices. Read More

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FY 2014 Request focuses on transforming how EPA does business.

April 22, 2013

Obama Administration has proposed Fiscal Year 2014 budget of $8.153 billion for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. EPA’s FY 2014 request will allow EPA to continue its progress in addressing climate change; protecting nation’s air, waters, and lands; supporting sustainable water infrastructure; and assuring safety of chemicals. EPA will continue to lay groundwork to transform the way it does business, ensuring best use of human and financial resources. Read More

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NREL and Employees have been lauded by industry peers.

April 19, 2013

UVIG announced NREL's Debbie Lew, Greg Brinkman, Maureen Hand, and Trieu Mai received 2013 Annual Achievement Award. UVIG also honored accomplishments of NREL's Brian Parsons. NREL's John Rugh was named 2013 Forest R. McFarland Award Recipient by SAE International, and NREL Research Fellow (Emeritus) Arthur J. Nozik received Heinz Gerischer Award from Europe Section of Electrochemical Society. Additionally, regional chapter of IEEE named NREL an Outstanding Large Company. Read More

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SME Recognizes Young Engineers for industry accomplishments.

April 19, 2013

For 33 years, Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) has given Outstanding Young Manufacturing Engineer (OYME) awards to young practitioners who have made exceptional contributions and accomplishments in industry. OYME award recipients for 2013 include Jasmine Bridges; Jiaxing Huang, PhD; Barbara Linke, PhD; Yu Long, PhD; Kripa Varanasi, PhD; Benxin Wu, PhD; and Chris Yingchun Yuan, PhD. Read More

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Manufacturers Hold Cybersecurity at highest priority level.

April 19, 2013

NAM announced it would key vote in support of H.R. 624, Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA). According to NAM's Aric Newhouse, "Preparation is a critical line of defense from cyber threats, and we believe CISPA will help protect manufacturing jobs and intellectual property." Manufacturers have supported solutions that offer necessary protections and information sharing without adding duplicative regulations that do not improve security. Read More