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ANSI seeks comments on proposed committee on project management.

April 26, 2010

Project Management Institute and U.S. Technical Advisory Group for ISO Project Committee 236, Project Management, have submitted proposal to ANSI for new ISO Technical Committee on project management. With this proposal, PMI and U.S. TAG for PC 236 wish to expand scope of ISO's work in this subject area with additional projects. Scope of proposed technical committee includes standardization of project management, program management, and project portfolio management. Read More

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Export-Import Bank Program provides opportunities for AEM members.

April 26, 2010

Developed by Export-Import Bank of the United States and launched with AEM, pilot program is designed to guide small- and medium-sized member companies through loan application process and maximize export opportunities. As an example for others to follow, AEM member McElroy Manufacturing Inc. leads the way as first AEM member to obtain Short-Term Single-Buyer Export Credit Insurance while participating in the pilot program. Read More

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ASTM Committee developing profilograph simulation standard.

April 26, 2010

Emerging high-speed inertial profilers can collect pavement profiles and, using computer technology, can simulate profilograph responses. ASTM International Committee E17 on Vehicle-Pavement Systems is developing proposed standard ASTM WK26262, Specification for Profilograph Simulation for Airfield Pavements, which will contain procedures for simulations based on current programs in use by U.S. Federal Aviation Administration and U.S. Federal Highway Administration. Read More

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Safety Standards apply to gas appliances, recreational boating.

April 26, 2010

Recently released by CSA America, Inc., ANSI Z21.97-2010, Outdoor Decorative Gas Appliances, protects consumers by outlining proper construction and installation guidelines for use of stoves and fire pits. Also available, 3 recent additions to American Boat and Yacht Council (ABYC) American National Standards provide guidelines for selection, design, construction, and installation of various features that will help keep boating safe. Read More

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Cybersecurity Framework. is subject of ANSI publication.

April 23, 2010

ANSI invites members, business leaders, and interested stakeholders to view video highlighting recent publication and press launch of The Financial Management of Cyber Risk: An Implementation Framework for CFOs by ANSI and Internet Security Alliance. Produced by Symantec, video presents footage illustrating critical importance of enterprise-wide cybersecurity action plan for all companies, including recent financial-loss data from Symantec and quotes from President Obama. Read More

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NHA Conference will be hosted in Long Beach, CA.

April 23, 2010

Taking place May 3-6, NHA Hydrogen Conference and Expo provides opportunities to share emerging research, learn about new developments, as well as foster commercialization of hydrogen and fuel cell technology. Program will address, among other issues, hydrogen infrastructure and early market business opportunities. In addition to 100 sessions and 13 keynotes, conference will include several educational events and workshops as well as 30,000 ft² product and technology showcase. Read More

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Anti-Counterfeiting Standards subject of ANSI forum.

April 23, 2010

On April 14, 202, ANSI held Joint Member Forum entitled Workshop on Anti-Counterfeiting Standards and Conformance Measures: Developing a public-private partnership for addressing gaps in the global supply chain. Overall, participants agreed that the most urgent needs are consensus-based, cross-industry standards or best practices that can address current gaps in anti-counterfeiting efforts. Awareness and education of counterfeit goods and detection measures are also critical. Read More

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Representative Eshoo honored as BIO Legislator of the Year.

April 23, 2010

BIO announced its selection of Congresswoman Anna Eshoo as Legislator of the Year for 2009-2010. According to BIO President and CEO Jim Greenwood, as a member of the Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health, Representative Eshoo has been a proponent of issues critical to nation's biotech industry such as the creation of a pathway for approval of biosimilars that protects patient safety and provides incentives for continued innovation. Read More

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U.S. Economy in mild recovery.

April 23, 2010

According to PMMI's Quarterly Economic Outlook, most industries are showing increasing activity and rate of decline is slowing in others. Same holds true for markets that impact packaging and processing industries. Industrial Production Index reached low point in October, ending its worst economic downturn since 1946, while ISM Purchasing Managers Index reached 5-year peak of 58.4 in January and has grown to 59.6 in March, a positive signal for overall economy. Read More

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AWWA announces scholarships for students in water community.

April 23, 2010

AWWA has announced 4 new scholarships for undergraduate and graduate students interested in working in the water industry. Scholarship program was developed as an opportunity for AWWA and its partners to help water community prepare for projected workforce shortage over next 10 years, by supporting students who have shown an interest in the industry. Each of the scholarships will award selected student five thousand dollars. Application deadline is May 10, 2010. Read More

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National Institute of Building Sciences Webinar to focus on energy savings in old homes.

April 23, 2010

Deep Energy Retrofits for Existing Homes - Concord House Case Study, to be held on May 4, will offer techniques for residential energy retrofit work, particularly applicable for older building stock. Presenter Betsy Pettit will focus on enclosure design and construction details that help to achieve greater energy efficiency. Pettit is principal with Building Science Corporation and serves as project manager on U.S. Department of Energy's Building America team. Read More

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Electric Vehicle Safety Standards Summit to be sponsored by NFPA and SAE.

April 23, 2010

National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and SAE International, ANSI members and accredited standards developers, announced US National Electric Vehicles Safety Standards Summit will be held October 19-20 in Detroit, MI. Collaborating to further safety via effective use of standards, organizations aim to support rapid implementation of electrical and hybrid-electric vehicles in US as well as ensure fire and electrical safety standards for electrical vehicles are aligned. Read More

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Media Registration for BIO Convention closes April 23.

April 23, 2010

Scheduled for May 3-6, 2010 BIO International Convention will include timely sessions that will highlight key trends and insights into emerging technologies. Members of news media will have access to industry leaders from 48 states and 60 countries, 5 Super Sessions, and more than 125 breakout sessions in 17 tracks. Event will also provide more than 150 emerging company presentations, 1,700 exhibiting companies/organizations, and Product Focus Zones. Read More

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NAM Official encouraged by export control changes.

April 23, 2010

NAM's Frank Vargo, in response to Robert Gates' speech on export control reform proposals, said NAM is encouraged by announcement of single control list and unified information technology platform. Vargo also believes it is necessary to, "move forward on near- and medium-term reforms along the way to creating single agency." Manufacturers also stress near-term priorities such as intra-company transfer, small and medium-sized manufacturers, and streamlined approach for licensing. Read More

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ASTM Standard to aid with Cyanide Management Code compliance.

April 22, 2010

Proposed standard, ASTM WK27288, will assist users of cyanide analysis methods who want to work in compliance with International Cyanide Management Code, which covers proper handling of cyanide from production, transportation to processing sites, and design of cyanide facilities. ASTM WK27288 will help users to select proper sampling, preservation, and analysis procedures for managing cyanidation processes and to select proper equipment and reagents for processing samples. Read More

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BIO asks senators to consider biotechnology in legislation.

April 22, 2010

BIO released letter to Senators John Kerry, Joe Lieberman, and Lindsey Graham asking that any comprehensive climate change legislation include recognition and appropriate incentives for biotechnology solutions that produce clean and sustainable biofuels and bioproducts, enhance industrial energy efficiency, and protect and enhance soil carbon. According to WWF report, biotechnology holds potential to reduce carbon emissions by as much as 2.5 billion tons annually. Read More

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BIO Convention to focus on state of biotechnology industry.

April 22, 2010

BIO International Convention, taking place May 3-6 in Chicago, IL, will feature 5 super sessions focusing on state of industry, global biotech advancements, and policy trends. In addition to Director of U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property David Kappos, speakers will include U.S. Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Margaret Hamburg as well as industry executives from Ernst and Young, Campbell Alliance, and Burrill and Company. Read More

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ATA Endorses limiting of commodity futures market speculation.

April 22, 2010

Air Transport Association of America (ATA) thanked Sen. Blanche Lincoln (D-AR) for introducing legislation that will protect American families from rising gasoline prices by limiting manipulation and unchecked speculation in commodity futures markets. Fully endorsing Wall Street Transparency and Accountability Act of 2010, ATA noted that this legislation "will close loopholes, increase transparency, and promote stability in the commodity markets." Read More

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ASTM Standard Revision expands range of coverage.

April 22, 2010

As revision to ASTM International standard E384, Test Method for Knoop and Vickers Hardness of Materials, incorporation of ASTM E92, Test Method for Vickers Hardness of Metallic Materials, expands coverage range. It was decided that ASTM E384 would be expanded to include requirements defined in ASTM E92 so older testers that are E384- and E92-compliant will still comply with revised E384. Read More

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BIO honors Senator Robert Menendez as Legislator of the Year.

April 22, 2010

BIO has selected Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ) as Legislator of the Year for 2009-2010. Senator Menendez received award as part of BIO Legislative Day Fly-In, which included discussions on patent reform, NIH/FDA funding, drug importation risks, and expanded eligibility for Small Business Innovation Research grants. While on Finance Committee, he has addressed Therapeutic Discovery Project Tax Credit and other issues critical to biotechnology community, said Jim Greenwood. Read More