CIES/RE-CAST to host webinar Aug. 12

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The Center for Infrastructure Engineering Studies (CIES) and the Research on Concrete Applications for Sustainable Transportation (RE-CAST) University Transportation Center invites the campus community to attend a webinar at noon Friday, Aug. 12, in Room 209 Computer Science Building. Dr. Kaan Ozbay, professor of transportation engineering at New York University, will present “An Overview of a Network-wide Probabilistic Life Cycle Cost Analysis Methodology and Implementation Framework for New Concrete-based Materials and Construction Techniques.” Bagels and coffee will be served.

guest lecture at 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 12

Dr. Yaojun Ge, chair and professor of bridge engineering at Tongji University in Shanghai, China, will present a guest lecture at 2 p.m. tomorrow (Tuesday, July 12) in Room 312 Butler-Carlton Civil Engineering Hall. Ge’s lecture, titled “Challenges and Frontier of Structural Wind Engineering,” examines the challenges in mitigating wind effects on large-scale civil engineering structures as urbanization becomes a trend of the economic development in modern societies. For more information about the lecture, email Dr. Genda Chen.

Prof.GE Yaojun Professor Tongji University Research Area: Wind Engineering Telephone: 65983116-2307

National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST); Smart Grid Advisory Committee Meeting

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Smart Grid Advisory Committee (SGAC or Committee), will meet in open session on Wednesday, July 13, 2016 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastern time and Thursday, July 14, 2016 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Eastern time.The primary purposes of this meeting are to provide updates on NIST Smart Grid and CyberPhysical Systems Program activities and to discuss resiliency and reliability topics. see notice

MinerFLY demonstration Friday June 24

MinerFLY is the campus program that makes Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (drones) available for research, education, experimentation and support. They operate out of a lab 2nd floor of Butler-Carlton Hall.

Friday morning – June 24 – they will do demonstration flights for the campus and local officials and interested public. Mark Bookout, Directer of Research Support Services at IT and the boss at MinerFLY invites us all.

“We plan to be ‘open for Q&A’ at 0930 tomorrow, with our first flight scheduled for 10:00 more-or-less (because you never know….).  The morning briefing for the crew will be at 0930.  If you wish to hear that as part of your experience, please plan to arrive a few minutes beforehand.  Questions from beginner to advanced levels are welcome. We’ll have flights completed by 11:30.

Flights for tomorrow will include

  • Demonstrations of a Go Pro camera equipped quad copter for first-person view flight with remote visual observers to obtain specific imagery,
  • Demonstrations of using a hexcopter to fly autonomously and obtain survey imaging (flying a preprogrammed path and gathering images at specific locations), and
  • A large octocopter for non-flying review of onboard systems.

In addition, the MinerFly crew will showcase

  • Benefits of Groundstation Support
  • Various crew roles for safe and effective flight operations
  • Preflight, In-flight, and Post-flight Communication standards

All flights will be at the Lions Club soccer fields.  Bring your friends and questions!”

Mark Bookout and his MinerFLY team demonstrating both their multi-copter and fixed wing drones.

Mark Bookout and his MinerFLY team showcasing both their multi-copter and fixed wing drones.

Postponed idefinitely: Webinar from RECAST

Ozbay - Webinar

Manufacturing Day

National Manufacturing Day October 7

Money Smart for Small Businesses

see article in eNEWS

July 19 and ending Sept. 6; noon to 1 PM Tuesdays

Conference Room 403, 900 Innovation Drive in Rolla


DHS S&T Cyber Security Division 5-Year Broad Agency Announcement

see PIVOT notice

This solicitation is a Broad Agency Announcement (BAA), HSHQDC-14-R-B0005, as contemplated in Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) 6.102(d)(2) and 35.016. A formal Request for Proposal (RFP) will not be issued in thismatter. This announcement does not request any white papers or proposals at this time. Solicitations (or calls) requesting white papers or proposals will be accomplished via amendments to BAA HSHQDC-14-R-B0005. BAA HSHQDC-14-R-B0005 is issued in support of Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Science and Technology (S&T), Homeland Security Advanced ResearchProjects Agency (HSARPA), Cyber Security Division (CSD), targeted researchand development (R&D) projects.


see (Missouri Chamber of Commerce) site

The Lodge of Four Seasons
315 Four Seasons Dr
Lake Ozark, MO 65049

National Security Cyber Assistance Program (NSCAP) Industry Day Forum 2016

National Security Cyber Assistance Program (NSCAP)
Industry Day Forum 2016 Save the Date!

Tuesday, 19 July 2016

Industry Forum Day
NSCAP Industry Day Forum 2016
19 July, 2016 1000-1200hrs
2720 Technology Drive, Annapolis Junction, MD 20701

Dear Industry Partner,

The National Security Cyber Assistance Program (NSCAP) will be hosting an Industry Day Forum to provide a briefing on the Vulnerability Assessment Service (VAS) pilot program. The main objective of the VAS pilot is to identify and accredit companies qualified to provide on-site VAS to NSS owners and operators. Additionally, NSCAP will introduce the UK Council for Registered Ethical Security Testers as NSA/IAD operating partner for Cyber Incident Response Assistance.

To register for this event, please send your contact information to the NSCAP Program Office at

If you have questions regarding the VAS Accreditation Criteria see the NSCAP website at: or contact the NSCAP Program office at