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IUAPPA Seeks Abstracts for 2010 World Clean Air Congress.

International Union of Air Pollution Prevention and Environmental Protection Associations (IUAPPA) is seeking abstracts for World Clean Air Congress, which will be held September 12-16 in Vancouver, BC, Canada. Abstracts of 250 words or less should relate to the Achieving Environmental Sustainability in a Resource Hungry World, theme, which recognizes need for holistic management approaches to...

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ELFA releases survey of economic activity.

According to ELFA's Monthly Leasing and Finance Index, MLFI-25, new business volume for October declined by 32.8% when compared to same period in 2008. For 2009, MLFI-25 reported month-to-month new business volume down 8.5% from September to October, from $4.7 billion to $4.3 billion. Receivables over 30 days decreased to 4.2% as compared to 5.6% in September, while charge-offs decreased sharply...

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ASTM Committee co-sponsors composite materials conference.

ASTM International Committee D30 on Composite Materials is co-sponsoring 25th Annual Technical Conference of American Society for Composites, which will be held September 20-22, 2010 in Dayton, OH. Papers are invited on composite-related topics of interest ranging from joining and adhesive bonding, analysis methods, and out-of-autoclave composites to damage growth prediction, nanocomposites, and...

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FAA Conference will focus on critical runway safety issues.

International Runway Safety Conference, taking place December 1-3 of 2009 in Washington, D.C., brings together members of safety community and cross-section of key industry stakeholders to work towards solving one of aviation's most serious problems. Taxiing Toward Tomorrow will focus on reduction and eventual elimination of runway incursions and excursions. Panels will assess runway safety...

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Technology Innovation Program seeks comments on funding areas.

NIST is asking for public comment on 4 white papers that outline potential areas for research funding grants under Institute's Technology Innovation Program. Papers outline national needs for new and improved technologies in areas of monitoring and repair of civil infrastructure, manufacturing technologies for advanced materials, enabling technologies for electric power smart grid, and...

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NIST revises draft publication on computer security guidance.

Revised draft publication focuses on transforming episodic information system certification and accreditation processes at federal agencies by reinforcing and specifying procedures for continuous monitoring and updating. Procedures will help organizations respond rapidly to cyber security threats. Titled Special Publication 800-37 Rev 1, document describes Risk Management Framework that stresses...

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Idaho Transportation Department names new director.

Idaho Transportation Board announced that Brian W. Ness has been selected as director of Idaho Department of Transportation. Ness, who holds bachelor's of science degree and master's degree in public administration, was chosen from group of 12 finalists, assembled during nationwide search. Idaho Transportation Board Chairman, Darrell V. Manning, said that Ness possesses professional background,...

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FAA takes aim at icing with ice protection proposal.

For aircraft with ice-detection systems, FAA proposes that these systems alert crew when they should be activated, and for aircraft without ice-detection equipment, crew would activate protection system based on cues listed in airplane's flight manual. Proposed rule would only apply to in-service aircraft with takeoff weight less than 60,000 lb, since most larger airplanes already have equipment...

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User Survey shows BPM provides fast payback.

According to research by AIIM, half of organizations using Business Process Management tools achieve payback of investment in 18 months or less. In all, 72% recoup their spend within 2 years. In addition to cost savings, users report faster process throughput and improved compliance from more consistent processes. Majority of respondents feel they have only addressed one-fifth of potentially...

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Cooperation, Compatibility stressed for toy safety development.

Consistent with ASTM's commitment to principles of international standards development established by WTO and interest of collaboration on toy safety standards, ISO delegates were invited to participate in reviewing proposed changes to ASTM F963, Consumer Safety Specification for Toy Safety. Nearly 30 toy safety experts joined with members of ASTM Subcommittee F15.22 to explore technical...

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