Automation Federation 2017 Press Releases
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Media Announcements 2016


September

In recognizing Manufacturing Day, ISA and the Automation Federation draw attention to the growing need for skilled manufacturing workers 
Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, USA (28 September 2016 — As Manufacturing Day, 7 October 2016, approaches, ISA and the Automation Federation celebrate the importance of manufacturing to the world's economic health and future. More…


July

Engineering workforce development model envisioned and co-developed by ISA and its affiliate, the Automation Federation, wins national award
Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, USA (28 July 2016) — The Engineering Competency Model (ECM)—an engineering career development guide that was conceived and co-developed by ISA the Automation Federation—has earned a prestigious national award. More…


Automation Federation welcomes SANS Institute as its seventh working group
Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, USA (27 July 2016) – The Automation Federation today announces SANS Institute (SANS)—a global leader in cybersecurity training, certification and research—as its seventh working group. More…


Final LOGIIC report outlines technical and security considerations when evaluating and selecting Real Time Data Transfer (RTDT) solutions for industrial automation and control system environments
Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, USA (06 July 2016) – The Automation Federation announced today that it has released a public report commissioned on behalf of the Linking Oil and Gas Industry to Improve Cybersecurity (LOGIIC). More…


May

NC Army National Guard honors ISA for providing industrial cybersecurity training at Cyber Shield 2016
Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, USA (12 May 2016) – On Wednesday, 11 May 2016, The North Carolina Army National Guard presented an award of appreciation on behalf of National Guard Bureau to the International Society of Automation (ISA). More…


ISA and Automation Federation take part in annual FIRST® Championship, an international celebration of young people’s interest in science and technology
Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, USA (03 May 2016) – ISA and its umbrella organization, the Automation Federation, took part in last week’s FIRST Championship. More…


April

An estimated 350,000 people attended last week’s USA Science & Engineering Festival
Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, USA (21 April 2016) – An estimated 350,000 people converged on the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. last week to participate in the largest STEM event in the US. More…


ISA delivers cybersecurity training courses at United States National Guard’s Cyber Shield Exercise
Research Triangle Park, NC (20 April 2016) – ISA announced today that it will deliver hands-on, standards-based industrial control systems cybersecurity training courses at the upcoming National Guard Cyber Shield Exercise. More…


Upcoming FIRST® Championship an opportunity for STEM-gifted young people to showcase their inventiveness, learn about potential career paths in automation
Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, USA (13 April 2016) – Approximately 20,000 young people from around the world are projected to gather in St. Louis, Missouri, 27-30 April, to participate in the 2016 FIRST® (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Championship. More…


March

ISA expands its industrial cybersecurity certificate program, building on its global leadership in operational technology (OT) skills training Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, USA (31 March 2016) – In its efforts to help safeguard critical infrastructure and vital manufacturing assets from cyberattack, ISA recently introduced three new levels of its industrial cybersecurity certificate program. More…


ISA and Automation Federation to take part in fourth USA Science & Engineering Festival, the largest STEM celebration and education event of its kind in the US
Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, USA (31 March 2016) – Representatives and volunteer members of ISA and the Automation Federation will demonstrate fundamental processes of automation to young people at the fourth biennial USA Science & Engineering Festival. More…


Automation Federation leader to present at 2016 Project Lead The Way Summit on the value of competency models in guiding young people to STEM careers
Research Triangle Park, NC (10 March 2016) – Stephen Huffman, the Chairman of the Automation Federation’s Government Relations Committee, will deliver a presentation to a nationwide assembly of K-12 STEM educators. More…


February

2014 ISA President Peggie W. Koon to present at annual conference of the National Society of Black Engineers, 23-27 March 2016 in Boston, Massachusetts
Research Triangle Park, NC (25 February 2016) – The International Society of Automation (ISA) announced today that Peggie W. Koon, Ph.D., will deliver a presentation at the 42nd Annual Conference of the NSBE. More…


In recognition of Black History Month, ISA applauds the contributions of African-American automation professionals and engineers
Research Triangle Park, NC (11 February 2016) – In recognition of Black History Month, ISA honors the remarkable contributions of African-American automation professionals and engineers. More…


The Society of Women Engineers to conduct congressional outreach event on STEM, 2-3 March 2016 in Washington, D.C.
Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, USA (08 February 2016) The Society of Women Engineers (SWE), a member of the Automation Federation, will conduct a congressional outreach event, 2–3 March 2016, in Washington, DC. More…


Global initiative encourages more girls to discover the value of STEM learning
Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, USA (02 February 2016) – While women have earned almost 10 million more college degrees than men over the past 34 years, only about 14 percent of engineers in the work force are women. More…


January

ISA and the Automation Federation encourage automation engineers and professionals to participate in this year’s Engineers Week, 21-27 February 2016
Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, USA (28 January 2016)—As Engineers Week 2016 approaches, ISA and the Automation Federation encourage their members and all automation engineers to participate in this annual effort that promotes the value of engineering and engineering careers. More…


Experts representing the Automation Federation and the ISA Security Compliance Institute to speak at the 20th Annual ARC Industry Forum
Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, USA (27 January 2016) – Experts representing the Automation Federation and the ISA Security Compliance Institute have been selected to speak at the 20th Annual ARC Industry Forum in Orlando, Florida. More…


New ISA white paper outlines what executives need to know about industrial cybersecurity
Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, USA (26 January 2016) – Results of a recent survey predicted that a major industrial cyberattack will occur in the US sometime within the next 10 years that will cause “widespread harm.” More…


The Institution of Engineering and Technology issues Call For Papers for the 8th EVI-GTI Conference on Gas Turbine Instrumentation
Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, USA (19 January 2016) — The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET)—a member organization of the Automation Federation—has issued a Call for Papers, inviting experts to share their latest research at the 2016 EVI-GTI Conference on Gas Turbine Instrumentation. More…


ISA and Automation Federation commemorate kickoff of 2016 FIRST®Robotics Competition
Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, USA (12 January 2016) – On Saturday, 9 January, FIRST® officially announced the rules and game-playing details for its 2016 FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC). More…


The Continental Automation Buildings Association (CABA) to hold  2016 CABA Intelligent Buildings & Digital Home Forum
Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, USA (11 January 2016) The Continental Automated Buildings Association (CABA), a member organization of the Automation Federation, will conduct the CABA Intelligent Buildings & Digital Home Forum 26-28 April 2016 in San Diego, California, USA. More…


Automation Federation to exhibit at 2016 Workforce Development Institute conference
Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, USA (05 January 2016) – As part of its strategic mission to support advanced manufacturing, the Automation Federation will be exhibiting (exhibit #25) at the 2016 Workforce Development Institute conference. More…