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You currently lead the U.S. Department of Defense Manufacturing Institutes. Why are they important? What is their impact? The Department of Defense Manufacturing Institutes help develop nascent technology communities that are of interest to the DOD... more
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What sparked your interest in materials engineering for medical applications? In high school, I wrote a science report about bone. I had to describe the structure of bone and how it worked. I became interested then — and still am — in conducting... more
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    Manuel Lascarro What large infrastructure projects are being developed in Latin America and how will standards help make them a reality? Since the construction of the original Panama Canal, which has been in service since 1914, to the expansion... more
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Why is Inspectorate involved with ASTM’s Proficiency Testing Program? One of the primary reasons Inspectorate has been involved, and probably the most important, is that it is an excellent quality assurance tool. PTP provides us an indication of... more
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An Interview with Shaun E. Donnelly of the U.S. Council for International Business From the perspective of a career in diplomacy and international business, Shaun E. Donnelly talks about business, standards and the challenges of both in today's... more
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An Interview with Emily Bremer of the Administrative Conference of the United States1 Incorporation by reference, and the related study and recommendations by the Administrative Conference of the United States, as well as the public-private... more
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The director of the National Institute of Standards and Technology talks about the institute, its realignment, and the ongoing and growing importance of standards. The White House has indicated a strong interest in standards policy and has taken the... more
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Alex King talks about the management of rare and critical resources. How are rare earth materials critical in clean energy and manufacturing? Almost anything that you use contains some materials that are potentially in short supply - we call them... more
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An Interview with Bruce Andrews, Deputy Secretary of the U.S. Department of Commerce The Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement, the National Network for Manufacturing Innovation and more are all part of the Commerce Department's focus on growth... more
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An Interview with Sebastiano Toffaletti, Secretary-General of SME Safety and the European Association of Digital SMEs The benefits and challenges of standards and standards development for SMEs in Europe What role do SMEs play in the European... more

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