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'Ryuk' Malware Attacked 5 Oil and Gas Facilities, Says Report

Industry News
January 28, 2020

'Ryuk' Malware Attacked 5 Oil and Gas Facilities, Says Report

Recent "ransomware" cyber attacks on the oil and gas sector may have hit five oil and gas facilities, forcing them to revert to manual operations, cyber security firm ThreatGEN said.

Two of the victims were clients of the Sugarland, Texas-based cyber security firm, according to ThreatGEN founder and CEO Clint Bodungen. He said he has reason to believe that three other facilities were also harmed by a hacking campaign that dates back to November and uses a brand of ransomware called Ryuk.

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ACEC to Host Presidential Candidate Forum on Infrastructure in Las Vegas

ACEC News / Advocacy
January 24, 2020

ACEC to Host Presidential Candidate Forum on Infrastructure in Las Vegas

The forum, which is being organized by United for Infrastructure, will bring leading candidates for the presidency together to discuss the most important domestic policy issue of the 2020 campaign: the critical need for investment in our nation’s infrastructure. ACEC is a member of the host committee for the event.

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Incoming Chair-Elect Robin Greenleaf Talks Private Market, Strategic Plan on Podcast

ACEC News / Governance
January 24, 2020

Incoming Chair-Elect Robin Greenleaf Talks Private Market, Strategic Plan on Podcast

On the latest Engineering Influence podcast, ACEC Incoming Chair-Elect Robin Greenleaf of Architectural Engineers talks about the importance of the private market, the ACEC Strategic Plan, and working with Member Organizations.

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ACEC News / Awards
January 23, 2020

Nominate Outstanding Engineering Students for 2020 ACEC Scholarships; March 6 Application Deadline

Under the auspices of ACEC’s College of Fellows, the ACEC Research and Management Foundation (ACEC/RMF) will award nine general scholarships and one specialty scholarship to top engineering students in 2020.

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ACEC News / Advocacy
January 23, 2020

WEE Committee Winter Meeting, 2/24-2/25, to Feature USACE, IBM, EPA, Congressional Event. Register Now!

The winter meeting of the ACEC Water, Energy and Environment Committee (WEEC) will feature more than a dozen speakers from government and industry discussing key industry issues, including cybersecurity, PFAS, and flood resilience.

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Member Firm News
April 30, 2020

In the global fight against the coronavirus (COVID-19), Parsons Corporation is working with Battelle to operate the Battelle CCDS Critical Care Decontamination SystemTM that will disinfect N-95 masks and other personal protective equipment (PPE) in support of pandemic relief efforts across the United States.

https://www.parsons.com/2


April 22, 2020

On the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, Jacobs released a Climate Action Plan that outlines the commitments the company is making to help abate the climate crisis. 

https://www.jacobs.com/ne


April 22, 2020

Engineering Consulting Services (ECS) is pleased to announce Tony Fiorillo has been promoted to President of the ECS Group of Companies effective as of April 15, 2020.

https://www.ecslimited.co


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Engineering Employment
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1,454,200 (April)
1,539,400 (March)

Construction Spending
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$1,346,200,000 (April)
$1,386,600,000 (March)

Dodge Momentum Index
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135.9 (April)
144.5 (March)

Morrissey Goodale U.S. M&A Index
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289 Deals--Down 12 percent year-over-year

AIA Billings Index
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29.5 (April)
33.3 (March)

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