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A Sneak Preview of ISA’s New Website and Enhanced User Experience

The International Society of Automation has been putting the finishing touches on a brand new website, the customer − and member − facing portal that showcases all of ISA’s products, services, and technical information to the world. Behind the new website is a brand new, state-of-the-art association management system, which fulfills a similar purpose to […]

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Cybersecurity

ISA Develops Cybersecurity Resource Guide

Industrial control systems are often responsible for the monitoring and management of critical assets such as power generating facilities, water and wastewater treatment plants and transportation networks. Control systems in many industries have to remain operational 24/7 to meet operational and regulatory requirements. To address the increasing interest in securing private industry and public infrastructure, […]

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ISA Executive Director & CEO Pat Gouhin Confers with Global Association Executives

Recently I joined about a dozen other association executive directors for an invitation-only meeting in Hong Kong to discuss globalization strategies and challenges within the association community.  We met as part of the Key Global Association Committee, which is sponsored by the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE). The Key Global Association Committee (KGAC) has […]

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Time is Running Out for Celebrating Excellence Nominations

Have you submitted a nomination for this year’s Celebrating Excellence awards? The Celebrating Excellence awards program is an extension of our time-honored practice of recognizing those companies and individuals, both members and non-members, who have contributed to the Society and automation industry. We depend on you to help us identify those volunteers and leaders who […]

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Nominations for Celebrating Excellence awards program now open

2013 will mark the 51st year ISA will honor the achievements of individuals and businesses that have made significant contributions to the Society and the automation community. I think of these individuals as heroes. They design and/or implement innovative automation products and services; further the automation profession through educational programs; and, in the case of […]

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Automation Federation Goes to Washington: Cybersecurity and the Shortage of Skilled Manufacturing Workers

Last December, a senior task force from the Automation Federation held a series of strategic briefings in Washington D.C. with White House staff, congressional leaders and a variety of governmental departments and agencies.  Our objective was to raise greater awareness for two pressing issues affecting automation in the process, manufacturing and power generation industries: security […]

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Two Workers Training

The Cure for the Automation Workforce Crisis

The U.S. manufacturing sector faces a crisis: Our nation’s skilled automation professionals are diminishing in number — just when we need them most. Retiring workers are leaving a huge void in the field, but new blood hasn’t rushed to fill it. Even new opportunities like shale oil extraction haven’t attracted the manpower they require. Why? […]

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Terrence G. Ives

My year as the 2013 ISA President has gotten off to a truly inspiring start

This past Saturday, I was in Manchester, New Hampshire, for the kickoff of the 2013 FIRST® Robotics Competition (FRC®), an annual competition that helps high school students across the world discover the excitement of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). Many of the more than 50,000 students participating in this year’s competition will pursue course […]

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