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NICE Workshop adds cyber threat training/competition track.

October 4, 2012

Third annual National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE) Workshop will take place October 30 through November 1 in Gaithersburg, MD. With its "Shaping the Future of Cybersecurity Education–Connecting the Dots in Cyberspace" theme, this workshop will focus on making cyber connections between government, academia, industry, and public to help NICE achieve its goals. There will be 4 tracks, including one focused on cybersecurity's role in competitions. Read More

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Educational Program teaches about valve basics.

October 4, 2012

Targeting those who want to learn basics of industrial valves or expand their knowledge about products used to control flow, Valve Basics Seminar will be held in Denver, CO from October 11–12, 2012. Valves and Actuators 101 course consists of lessons that guide attendees through valves and systems they help control. In addition to various sessions and tabletop exhibit, event will feature "Valve Petting Zoo" that lets participants touch and feel examples of products discussed during course. Read More

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ANSI and JSMO sign Memorandum of Understanding.

October 4, 2012

Making formal commitment to cooperation in standardization activities, ANSI and the Jordan Standards and Metrology Organization have signed Memorandum of Understanding. JSMO belongs to the International Organization for Standardization and is a member of the International Electrotechnical Commission through IEC National Committee of Jordan. MoU reflects essential connection between standards, conformance, and trade, and seeks to establish future areas of cooperation between the organizations. Read More

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NEMA Publishes Standard regarding CT access controls.

October 4, 2012

NEMA has published NEMA XR 26 Access Controls for Computer Tomography: Identification, Interlocks, and Logs. It applies to particular functioning of computer tomography (CT) system, as covered by scope of IEC 60601-2-44, and relates to who has access/permission to use system for clinical or other uses. Standard also contains functionality for use in facility's QA program, such as capturing operator and patient information, as well as information related to saved changes in protocols. Read More

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TITANIUM 2012 explores developments in commercial aerospace.

October 4, 2012

During TITANIUM 2012, Jeff Masingill, VP Sales and Marketing of RTI Remmele Engineering Inc., will serve as moderator for Commercial Aerospace session. Panelists will discuss how their organizations manage titanium acquisition process as well as current and future uses of titanium in their product mix. Speakers will also talk about challenges that the titanium market faces, along with some unique perspective as it relates to future needs of the supply chain. Read More

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BP Products North America to improve spill response preparedness.

October 4, 2012

BP Products North America, Inc. will pay $210,000 penalty, implement enhanced oil spill response program at its oil terminals nationwide, and perform compliance audit to resolve alleged violations of oil spill response regulations at its Curtis Bay Terminal in MD. EPA alleged that BP Products violated federal regulations requiring oil storage facilities to conduct drills and exercises to respond to oil spills at its Curtis Bay Terminal. Read More

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Lean Process improves service department profitability.

October 3, 2012

When St. Louis distributor Cee Kay Supply went through the Lean 5S process, a management strategy designed to increase efficiencies, it led to major changes throughout the company. One area that saw increased productivity was the company’s service department. Stephen Gianino, Cee Kay Supply’s director of operations, shares how the company improved its service department in article titled "Making Your Service Department Profitable," which appears in Welding and Gases Today. Read More

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Raymond Foo joins IPC as new Southeast Asia representative.

October 3, 2012

As Southeast Asia representative working from Bangkok, Thailand, Raymond Foo will be responsible for providing standards development activity support, raising awareness of IPC and its programs, making company visits, and establishing relationships with new IPC authorized document distributors in the region. Foo has more than a decade of experience in product manufacturing and technology transfer and implementation within the electrical and electronics industries. Read More