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Impact Dakota Blog is a blog dedicated to supporting North Dakota’s manufacturing community improve People, Purpose, Processes and Performance. Entries provide information on opportunities, new ideas, quick tips, celebrations of success, and well, frankly, anything to help you become a better manufacturer.

December 19, 2018

NIST Summer Internship Program Makes It Easier for Students to ApplyThe U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has made it more straightforward for students to apply to the agency’s prestigious Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) Program.

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December 14, 2018

As Pentagon Demands Cybersecurity, Industry Group Offers New Standards: AIAAs the DoD prepares to make cyber security a key pillar for what it buys -- and from whom -- a defense and aerospace trade group unveils a new standard that will allow companies, and the government, to see how secure contractors really are.

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December 6, 2018

Will Robots Take Your Job? Don’t Trust Startups and Enterprises to Tell YouWe’ve heard a variety of perspectives on job risk and which jobs are likely to be disrupted, as well as which industries are likely to actually see real job loss in a potentially dangerous way to certain segments of society and where the transition is going to be more gradual.

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November 29, 2018

Thinking About Manufacturing and Its FutureManufacturers throughout the United States are facing a new set of challenges and exciting growth opportunities. Given the manufacturing industry’s important role in providing both direct and indirect jobs, how firms react to these changing conditions is critical not only to the companies themselves, but to our country, our communities, our citizens, and ultimately, our economic and national security.

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November 21, 2018

What Happens in Georgia...…Should not stay in Georgia. Every two years, the Georgia Institute of Technology’s Science, Technology, and Innovation Policy (STIP) program and Kennesaw State University survey manufacturers throughout Georgia.

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November 14, 2018

US Commercial Service - ND Global News November 2018ND Global News - Poland Warms Up to Steffes, Titan's Patience Pays Off in Bolivia, Retaliatory Tariff Rates, Trade Barrier Removal in Ghana, Comment Period for US-Japan Trade Agreement and More

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November 13, 2018

What Manufacturers Need to Know About Cybersecurity Right Now — An Interview with Pat TothThe number of cyber attacks continues to rise, and cyber criminals are getting more determined. Companies are left trying to navigate confusing technical guidance in a rapidly changing digital landscape. Small manufacturers often don’t think their companies are at risk. After all, why would someone want to target a small, rural manufacturer when there are bigger businesses to target?

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October 31, 2018

How Secure is your Factory Floor?As the manufacturing industry becomes more digitized, it is an increasingly popular target for cybercriminals

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October 29, 2018

Fear/Fear NotThe robots are coming for our jobs—that’s the widely held view. But the likely outcome is a bit more nuanced.

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