Technology Transfer Acceleration by the MEP National Network

By: Brian A. Weiss From my standpoint, technology transfer is not easy, especially when attempting to introduce a new capability or technology into the manufacturing sector. Smaller manufacturers in particular present unique environments and challenges that must be appropriately understood if the transfer is to be successful. NIST researchers have an ally that makes technology transfer […]

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Cybersecurity and Industry 4.0 – What You Need to Know

This blog is part one of a series on cybersecurity and Industry 4.0. This morning my favorite local morning news program had an interesting segment on new slang words and what they mean. While the definitions were probably not necessary for Millennials or Generation Z, for Baby Boomers like me it was an eye-opening vocabulary […]

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Cybersecurity for the Manufacturing Sector: Reduce Data Integrity Breaches with NIST SP 1800-10

April 21, 2022By: Dr. Michael Powell Industrial control systems (ICS) help manufacturers boost productivity, optimize efficiency and advance production lines. Historically, ICS networks were isolated from the information technology (IT) networks and internet, or “air gapped.” Today, air gapping is no longer an effective security strategy, and for various business reasons, many ICS manufacturing networks are […]

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Realizing the Blazing Potential of Promising Workforce Programs

I remember well when the phrase “a thousand points of light” entered regular usage. Popularized by President George H. W. Bush, the phrase referred to individuals and organizations that provide valuable and even life-saving work in communities around the country. In 1990, President Bush founded the Points of Light Foundation. As a kid interested in social […]

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Employee Recruitment: Winning the War for Talent

By Chris Czarnik, CEO of Career Research Group, Award Winning International Speaker | Author | Business Trainer | The intensifying struggles facing companies in their quest to recruit employees has been brewing for years, a mathematical certainty three decades in the making. Much has been written about the shortage, but I feel like the person with ice […]

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The Six Words That Will Massively Improve Your Employee Recruitment in 2022

This blog is part of a monthly series brought to you by the America Works initiative. As a part of the MEP National Network’s goal of supporting the growth of small and medium-sized manufacturing companies, this series focuses on innovative approaches and uncovering the latest trends in manufacturing workforce development. Up and down busy streets […]

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