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Massachusetts paves the way for more renewable energy.

March 21, 2013

Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities issued an Order calling for several changes to its model interconnection tariff for distributed generation. DPU adopted most of the consensus recommendations suggested by the Distributed Generation Working Group in its September 2012 report and red-lined tariff. IREC commends the efforts of the DPU and the DGWG, which should encourage even more renewable energy growth in Massachusetts. Read More

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HI Announces Webinar Series on EDE technology for pump industry.

March 21, 2013

Hydraulic Institute and affiliated Pump Systems Matter education and training organization announced dates for complimentary webinar series on electronic data exchange (EDE) for pump industry. Taught by industry subject matter expert Trygve Dahl, sessions will begin at 1:00 pm EDT and last ~1 hr. Schedule for this 3-part series includes Getting Started with HI EDE (April 3), Demonstrating how EDE Works (April 11), and Using the EDE Conformity Tool (April 18). Read More

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ASCE Report Card calls for infrastructure investment.

March 21, 2013

AASHTO commends American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) for its comprehensive assessment of nation's current infrastructure conditions and needs. The 2013 Report Card finds that inadequate investment has resulted in deteriorating U.S. infrastructure. According to AASHTO Executive Director Bud Wright, Report Card accentuates need for long-term, sustainable funding source for surface transportation moving forward. Read More

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Business Climate Index is in tune with industrial supply event.

March 21, 2013

Industrial Supply will feature streamlined layout and comprehensive program at HANNOVER MESSE 2013 (April 8–12). Shortly before industrial supply solutions and lightweight construction trade show's start, ArGeZ supplier industry association's business climate index shows this sector expects positive change of mood. This outlook is further confirmed by current exhibitor registration for trade fair, reflecting companies' continued strength of identification with Industrial Supply. Read More

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AWMA issues Call for Abstracts for International Conference.

March 21, 2013

Scheduled for October 21-23, 2013, 32nd IT3/HWC provides general forum for the discussion of state of the art information, regulations, and public policy on thermal treatment technologies and their relationship to air emissions, greenhouse gases, climate change, renewable energy or alternative energy production, and sustainability. Papers will address approaches to safely managing waste streams amenable to thermal treatment processes, and evaluate associated costs, risks, and impacts. Read More

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NIST Advisory Committee issues 2012 Annual Report.

March 21, 2013

Visiting Committee on Advanced Technology has sent its annual report to Congress, which addresses NIST’s role in support of Public Safety Broadband Network and recognizes need for interoperability at all levels of public safety operation. Report provides recommendations related to proposed NIST Centers of Excellence as well as National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence. It also endorses NIST’s strategic planning process and emphasizes organization’s progress in developing positive safety culture. Read More

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Guides Seek Interoperability for automated fingerprint ID systems.

March 21, 2013

Issuance of 3 NIST Special Publications (SPs) will help forensic examiners better understand and more effectively use Extended Feature Set (EFS) as well as provide organizations with guidance on procuring interoperable automated fingerprint identification system (AFIS). Publications include NIST SP-1134–Extended Feature Set Profile Specification, NIST SP-1151–Markup Instructions for Extended Friction Ridge Features, and NIST SP-1152–Latent Interoperability Transmission Specification. Read More

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Revised ISO/IEC Standard boosts computer security.

March 21, 2013

ISO/IEC 8652:2012, Information technology - Programming languages – Ada, revised third edition includes addition of contract-based programming, a rare computer programming feature that significantly bolsters protection against viruses and other digital threats. Ada programming language is widely used in aviation, railway, satellite, financial services, and healthcare sectors, as well as by U.S. military, all of which require security and dependability from digital networks. Read More