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Friday, October 26, 2007

USBE&IT Career and Supplier Diversity 2007 Edition

This issue of eMag is USBE&IT magazine's Career and Supplier Diversity edition. In the cover story, "A Perfect Match: Black-Owned Companies and the Billion Dollar Roundtable," Carolyn M. Brown shows how ten of the nation's largest corporations, all of whom spend more than a billion dollars annually with minority- and women-owned enterprises, do business with ten black-owned companies that supply them with goods and services at competitive prices.

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Thursday, October 25, 2007

Dean Williams and the Science of Climate Change

The awarding of the 2007 Nobel Peace Price to both former Vice President Al Gore and the IPCC has cast a spotlight on the behind-the-scenes work of Dean Williams, one of the world's most influential black research scientists. It would have been impossible for the IPCC to have come to its unanimous conclusions on trends in the earth’s climate and the impact of human development were it not for the contribution of Williams, whose work over the past fifteen years has provided the computational underpinnings of global climate science.

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NDI pioneers use of cell phone technology in election monitoring

With its development of technology to use cell phone text messaging in election monitoring, the National Democratic Institute (NDI) has been recognized as a pioneer in the use of the Internet to change politics.

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Friday, October 12, 2007

IBM Award to Help Establish Multicore Supercomputing Center at UMBC

The University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) and IBM recently announced a collaboration to create The Multicore Computing Center (MCC), a unique facility that will focus on supercomputing research related to aerospace/defense, financial services, medical imaging and weather/climate change prediction. IBM awarded UMBC a significant gift to support the development of this new center, which researchers describe as an "orchestra" of one of the world's most powerful supercomputing chips.

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The 50 Most Recruited IT Positions

Having trouble matching the right skills to the right job? From the IT Experts at Info~Tech Research Group comes The IT Job Description Catalog. This handy download provides details for the top 50 most recruited IT positions. Each 2-3 page detailed description entry contains the responsibilities and recommended requirements for each position.

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Science, Technology and Engineering Employment on Decline in US

During the second half of the 20th century, strong demand in the United States for science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) professionals fueled significant growth across all of science and its allied fields. But following years of robust growth, the STEM share of all US employment has dropped to levels last seen during the mid-90s, according to a report released by the Commission on Professionals in Science and Technology (CPST).

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Sunday, October 07, 2007

US Africa Command Reaches Initial Operating Capability

U.S. Africa Command, or AFRICOM, officially stood up today when the organization reached its "initial operating capability" (IOC) to start functioning as the Pentagon’s newest regionally-focused headquarters.
General William E. "Kip" Ward was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on September 28 as AFRICOM's first commander.

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Sputnik and The Dawn of the Space Age

History changed on October 4, 1957, when the Soviet Union successfully launched Sputnik I. The world's first artificial satellite was about the size of a beach ball (58 centimeters or 22.8 inches), weighed only 83.6 kilograms or 183.9 pounds, and took about ninety-eight minutes to orbit the Earth on its elliptical path. That launch ushered in new political, military, technological, and scientific developments. While the Sputnik launch was a single event, it marked the start of the space age and the United States-Soviet Union space race.

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Thursday, October 04, 2007

Mullen Becomes Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff

Navy Adm. Michael G. Mullen took the helm today as the 17th chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, vowing to work to give servicemembers “clear direction, outstanding equipment and focused policies” to accomplish current missions and prepare for future ones.

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On This Day in History: 1996

On October 1, 1996, Lt. General Joe Ballard became the first black to head the US Army Corps of Engineers. He was responsible for 40,000 soldiers and civilians in the Corps. Two years later, Gen. Ballard was named Black Engineer of the Year. He said three reasons influenced his career selection: he wanted to be a problem solver and engineering is a profession of problem solvers; good mentors that helped him along the way; and the Corps was a great place to build an engineering career.

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The Conference Board Guide for Managers On Speaking with Mature Workers About Retirement

The Conference Board has issued Putting Experience to Work – A Guide to Navigating Legal and Management Issues for a Mature Workforce to fill the gap in knowledge – legal, managerial, and cultural – on how to engage mature workers and get the most from their knowledge and abilities.

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