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Manufacturers recognize 296 members of Congress.

October 5, 2012

NAM announced that 248 members of the House of Representatives and 48 senators received NAM Award for Manufacturing Legislative Excellence, which is a record year for the number of members who voted in support of pro-manufacturing policies. Awards are based on members of Congress’s votes on key manufacturing legislation identified by NAM in the 112th Congress. These included key votes on issues such as energy policy, taxes, and regulations, among others. Read More

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NIST November Symposium focuses on forensics.

October 5, 2012

During Forensics@NIST 2012 symposium on Nov 28-30, attendees will learn how NIST's laboratories and staff support many branches of forensic science including DNA analysis, arson investigation, trace evidence analysis, fingerprint impression analysis, biometrics, and computer/cell phone forensics. Event will feature 45 lectures and 40 poster presentations by NIST scientists, engineers, and collaborators. Attendees will also have opportunity to experience deployable forensic laboratory on display. Read More

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Construction Spending declines for second month in a row.

October 5, 2012

According to U.S. Census Bureau, construction spending has fallen for second consecutive month, dipping 0.6% in August. However, spending is up 6.5% from one year ago. Nonresidential construction spending fell 1.3% to seasonally adjusted annual rate of $557.2 billion. Year-over-year, nonresidential construction spending is up 2.2%. In addition, residential construction spending increased 0.9% for the month and is 16.1% higher than August 2011. Read More

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NREL Study shows fuel economy benefits of hybrid delivery vans.

October 5, 2012

"Eighteen-Month Final Evaluation of UPS Second Generation Diesel Hybrid Electric Delivery Vans" details impact of hybridization on fuel economy and performance, and identifies conditions under which hybrids offer maximum fuel savings. NREL team collected and analyzed in-service fuel economy, maintenance, and other vehicle performance data on 11 hybrid and 11 conventional step vans. During on-road portion of study, hybrid vans demonstrated 13–20% higher fuel economy than conventional vans. Read More

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Power Systems Conference to focus on energy optimized aircraft.

October 5, 2012

Scheduled for Oct 30 to Nov 1, 2012, SAE International's 10th biennial Power Systems Conference will highlight technology in transition in military and commercial aerospace, and other military power system applications. Event will include technical sessions and panel discussions, as well as keynote presentations by Bob Witwer of Honeywell Aerospace, Don Winter of The Boeing Company, Thomas Blakely of Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company, and Chris Hernandez of Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems. Read More

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Technical Conference focuses on aircraft efficiency optimization.

October 5, 2012

Highlighted by technical sessions, panel discussions, and keynotes, SAE International's 2012 Aerospace Electronics and Avionics Systems Conference – Oct 30 through Nov 1 in Phoenix, AZ – will feature Air Vehicle Energy Management theme. Event will address efficiency optimization for modern aircraft, including integration of systems and optimization of power/thermal/energy management with support of novel avionics, integrated vehicle health management, and control system architectures. Read More

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NIST Selects Winner of secure hash algorithm competition.

October 4, 2012

NIST announced Keccak, created by Guido Bertoni, Joan Daemen and Gilles Van Assche of STMicroelectronics and Michaël Peeters of NXP Semiconductors, as winner of 5-year competition to select new cryptographic hash algorithm. NIST's team praised Keccak for its design qualities as well as its ability to run on different computing devices. With clarity of construction that facilitates analysis, Keccak offered higher performance in hardware implementations than SHA-2 or any other finalist. Read More

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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