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ACEC's Darr Urges Congress to Let Engineers Make Engineering Decisions on Local Infrastructure Projects

Advocacy / Infrastructure
February 3, 2020

ACEC's Darr Urges Congress to Let Engineers Make Engineering Decisions on Local Infrastructure Projects

ACEC President and CEO Linda Bauer Darr argued against federal material preference legislation in a letter published in The Hill Blog last week.

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U.S. Representative Bustos Discusses Workforce Development on Engineering Influence Podcast

ACEC News / Advocacy
February 3, 2020

U.S. Representative Bustos Discusses Workforce Development on Engineering Influence Podcast

On the latest Engineering Influence podcast, U.S. Representative Cheri Bustos (D-IL) discusses the newly announced House blueprint on Infrastructure, the importance of investing in rural America, and her focus on workforce development and economic development.  

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FOX News’ Chris Wallace Heads Stellar Speaker Lineup at ACEC Convention

Convention
January 30, 2020

FOX News’ Chris Wallace Heads Stellar Speaker Lineup at ACEC Convention

FOX News Sunday host Chris Wallace will offer his insights on the 2020 elections and the impact on our country going forward in his keynote address at the 2020 ACEC Annual Convention & Legislative Summit in Washington, D.C., April 26-29.

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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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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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