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EESCC Opens Inventory Database to broader stakeholder community.

February 13, 2013

Energy Efficiency Standardization Coordination Collaborative (EESCC) Inventory Database is now accessible to all stakeholders in energy efficiency and standardization communities. Database plays key role in efforts to assess energy efficiency standardization landscape and carry out development of standardization roadmap. Input is being gathered regarding relevant standards, codes, guidelines, and conformance programs as well as perceived gaps in standardization and conformance activities. Read More

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Over 3,500 Organizations demand end to sequestration cuts.

February 13, 2013

Citing threats to economic health and American jobs, 3,500+ organizations from all sectors of the economy and society joined together to urge immediate end to sequestration budget cuts. Letters from NDD United, AIA, and Task Force on American Innovation were sent to President Obama and congressional leadership, and copies went to every member of Congress. "The danger that sequestration poses to the economy and our national security cannot be overstated," said AIA's Marion C. Blakey. Read More

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INCITS seeks participants for new US Technical Advisory Groups.

February 13, 2013

InterNational Committee for Information Technology Standards (INCITS) has created 2 new groups to serve as US TAGs to Working Groups associated with ISO/IEC JTC 1, Information Technology. INCITS Study Group on Internet of Things will identify standardization gaps and market requirements related to IoT, while INCITS GIT1 will establish functional framework for IT governance and focus on related standards, including documents on digital forensics, corporate governance, and software management. Read More

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Guelph Food Technology Centre merges with NSF.

February 12, 2013

GFTC, a Canadian leader in food safety certification, training, quality, and technical solutions, has merged with NSF International, a global public health and safety organization with similar legacy in food safety and training. As a result, GFTC's current members and clients will benefit from broad array of NSF food safety training, auditing, and certification services that include seafood, organic, and global food safety certifications as well as support from NSF International. Read More

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The Deck at AeroDef optimizes interaction among participants.

February 12, 2013

Scheduled for March 19-21, AeroDef® Manufacturing and Composites Manufacturing 2013 will feature "The Deck", a central area of the exposition floor designed for optimal interaction between aerospace and defense speakers, exhibitors, and attendees. Events that take place at The Deck include keynote presentations, panel discussions, networking events, and 1-on-1 meetings. Topics discussed are reflected throughout event, which includes conference and exposition floor arranged by 8 technology zones. Read More

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NIST Issues Call for MSE research grant proposals.

February 12, 2013

The 2013 NIST Measurement Science and Engineering (MSE) Research Grant Programs, announced on January 29, 2013, comprise grant solicitations for 8 NIST research units: Material Measurement Laboratory, Physical Measurement Laboratory, Engineering Laboratory, Information Technology Laboratory, NIST Center for Neutron Research, Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology, Office of Special Programs, and Associate Director for Laboratory Programs. Read More

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NIST Guide helps utilities develop Green Button web tools.

February 12, 2013

With NIST User Guide for web developers, electric utilities and vendors can give customers electronic access to their energy usage data with tools and applications developed as part of Green Button initiative. Consumers armed with this information can then use array of Web applications to make more informed energy decisions. Guide covers: composition of Green Button data and how it fits together; how to make Green Button data accessible to users via XML style sheets; and sample source code. Read More

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National Manufacturing Day slated for Oct. 4, 2013.

February 12, 2013

During Manufacturing Day, manufacturers, educational institutions, and others are encouraged to host events that highlight importance of manufacturing to nation's economy and draw attention to many rewarding high-skill jobs in manufacturing fields. Co-produced by FMA, NAM, The Manufacturing Institute, and NIST's Hollings MEP, this year's celebration will feature open houses, public tours, career workshops, and other activities to increase public awareness of modern manufacturing. Read More