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AIA announces first cyber security standard.

March 4, 2013

National Aerospace Standard NAS9924, "Cyber Security Baseline" benefits aerospace and defense suppliers of all capability levels by giving supply chain a base line of standard practices they can follow to protect their information system infrastructures from cyber threats. Standard enables companies to assess themselves on their IT security practices and helps them determine their preparedness for cyber threat risk management for their customers while assessing risks presented by their suppliers. Read More

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Proposed Standard pertains to stormwater hydrodynamic systems.

March 4, 2013

Proposed standard ASTM WK39909, Specification for Surrogate Test Solids for Measuring Performance of Stormwater Treatment Devices, will be used to specify test material with common target particle size distribution for use in testing HDS systems. According to ASTM's Adam Stevens, standard will give regulatory agencies option to adopt such surrogates into their existing testing protocols and eliminate need to address possible market discontinuance or later revision of their protocols. Read More

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NREL's Economic Benefit to Colorado totals $814.8 million.

March 4, 2013

According to study by University of Colorado's Leeds School of Business, net economic benefit of NREL to Colorado's economy was $814.8 million in fiscal year 2012. Jefferson County, where NREL's main campus is located and where half of NREL's employees live, enjoyed greatest economic impact, with $274.6 million. Although NREL's economic impact in Colorado fell 2.4% from FY 2011, it is still 38.5% higher than $588.3 million impact in FY 2009. Laboratory supported approximately 2,300 jobs in 2012. Read More

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Industry Associations honor NREL employees.

March 4, 2013

NREL Engineer Ian Metzger has been named by ASHRAE as its New Face of Engineering. Program promotes accomplishments of young engineers by highlighting their engineering contributions and resulting impact on public welfare. NREL's net-zero, 360,000 sq ft., Research Support Facility in Golden, CO, also was also honored by ASHRAE. NREL Research Fellow David Ginley received Materials Research Society's Woody Award, which recognizes volunteer who has made extraordinary contributions to Society. Read More

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LIA Standard covers laser-based fiber optic system safety.

March 4, 2013

With exponential growth of fiber-optic telecommunications comes the need for well-trained installation and service personnel. ANSI Z136.2 provides guidance for safe use, maintenance, service, and installation of optical communications systems utilizing laser diodes or LEDs operating at wavelengths between 0.6 microns and 1 mm. Optical communication systems include end-to-end optical fiber-based links, fixed terrestrial point-to-point free-space links, or combination of both. Read More

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Peter Chiang joins IPC as new vice president of IPC China.

March 1, 2013

Within his role of vice president of IPC China, Peter Chiang will work in conjunction with IPC China President Phil Carmichael to lead the organization’s China operations and staff. As chief representative for Taiwan, he will also be responsible for providing standards development activity support, raising awareness of IPC and its programs, making company visits, and establishing relationships with prospective distributors in the region. Read More

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NEMA/IEEC Testimony supports industrial energy efficiency.

March 1, 2013

At hearing entitled "American Energy Security and Innovation: An Assessment of Private-Sector Successes and Opportunities in Energy Efficient Technologies," the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Energy and Power heard about successes and challenges in making industrial sector more energy efficient. Testifying on behalf of NEMA/IEEC, Kevin Kosisko, VP of ABB North America, explained need for further education on available technologies, their ROI, and access to funding/financing. Read More

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ASTM Symposium looks at fatigue and fracture testing/analysis.

March 1, 2013

Sixth symposium on Applications of Automation Technology in Fatigue and Fracture Testing and Analysis will take place May 22, 2013 in Indianapolis, IN. This international forum for knowledge exchange will explore software and hardware developments in automated materials testing systems and methods; service loads monitoring and analysis as well as service spectrum generation and simulation; variable amplitude spectrum load testing methods, test control and techniques; and more. Read More