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Annual Reports and Procedural Compliance Forms are due Jan 31.

January 30, 2013

ANSI and its Procedural and Standards Administration department wish to remind all ANSI-accredited U.S. Technical Advisory Group administrators to ISO that the Procedural Compliance Forms and 2012 TAG Annual Reports must be submitted no later than January 31, 2013, to the ANSI PSA department. Failure to submit these required documents by deadline may jeopardize organization’s status as an ANSI-accredited U.S. TAG and TAG Administrator. Read More

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Entries Are Sought for RAPID 2013's Contemporary Art Gallery.

January 30, 2013

SME seeks submissions for Contemporary Art Gallery at RAPID Conference and Exposition, which will be held in Pittsburgh, PA from June 10–13, 2013. Contemporary Art Gallery recognizes artists who use additive manufacturing, 3D printing, or 3D imaging technologies to create works of art. Submission deadline is March 4, and selected artists will receive publicity and promotion via press releases, printed show directory listings, RAPID Contemporary Art eGallery, and social media marketing. Read More

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TRFA issues call for papers for 2013 Annual Meeting.

January 30, 2013

TRFA invites submission of Technical Papers for presentation at association's 2013 Annual Meeting, from September 29 to October 1. All timely subject matter and topics relevant to thermoset industry will be considered from the following market perspectives: Adhesives and Sealants; Coatings, Civil Engineering, Flooring; Composites and Tooling; and Potting, Encapsulation, Electrical. Academic papers and papers on non-epoxy applications or green technology are of particular interest. Read More

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IPC APEX EXPO® to offer numerous special events.

January 30, 2013

Scheduled for February 19-21, IPC APEX EXPO® is offering special events to help attendees gain valuable information while connecting with other professionals in the industry, including 3 keynote presentations designed to inspire innovation. Dr. Michio Kaku will kick off event with free opening keynote exploring life and technology in the year 2100. Show will also include hand soldering contests, IPC/NPL Cleaning and Contamination Center, and variety of networking opportunities. Read More

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ELFA releases December Monthly Leasing and Finance Index.

January 30, 2013

According to ELFA's Monthly Leasing and Finance Index, overall new business volume for December was 11.5 billion, up 6% from $10.8 billion in same period in 2011. In typical end-of-year spike, volume was up 80% from previous month’s volume of $6.4 billion. Cumulative new business volume for 2012 rose 14% over 2011; receivables over 30 days decreased to lowest level in last 2 years at 1.6%; and charge-offs were up from previous month at 0.6%, but down by 14.3% compared to same period last year. Read More

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IT Standard covers information security, service management.

January 30, 2013

International Standard ISO/IEC 27013:2012, Information technology – Security techniques – Guidance, on the integrated implementation of ISO/IEC 27001 and ISO/IEC 20000-1, provides guidance specifically related to integrated implementation of standards dealing with service management and information security. Along with guidelines that cover instances where one of 2 standards is implemented first, standard contains instances where both standards are simultaneously implemented. Read More

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SBIR Program seeks cybersecurity and manufacturing proposals.

January 29, 2013

NIST, through its Small Business Innovation Research program, invites small businesses to propose solutions to specific challenges in the fields of cybersecurity and manufacturing. SBIR Phase I awards provide up to $90,000 over performance period of 7 months and are intended to determine if proposed research is feasible and how well awardee performs that research. Phase I awardees are eligible to apply for Phase II funding to further develop their technology.  Read More

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IEC/TC 105 Update details active and inactive Working Groups.

January 29, 2013

International Electrotechnical Committee on Fuel Cell Technologies (IEC/TC 105) continues to develop and update International Standards needed by industry for wide-scale fuel cell commercialization and adoption. As of January 2013, there are 8 Working Groups with various states of activity regarding publications, approvals, and drafts. There are also 7 Working Groups with no current activity. Read More