Month: February 2016

FAA Reauthorization Takes Flight – Includes Buzzworthy Drone Language

Drones are cutting edge technology that have received an uptick in attention over the last couple of years—gaining notoriety despite their beneficial commercial and recreational uses. The occasional unauthorized flight over secure areas can cause a heightened sense of alert,...

/ February 23, 2016

Cybersecurity: Affecting organizations both large and small

A news item came to light this week, but seemed to be noticed mainly by those in cybersecurity. The IT system of the Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center in California was being held for ransom, and the hospital paid the $17,000 ransom this...

/ February 18, 2016

Petrochemicals at the AFPM Annual Meeting – the technical sessions are not just for petroleum refiners

It is not uncommon for stereotypes to be repeated long after they are no longer valid and to be considered received wisdom even in the face of evidence to the contrary. 

/ February 16, 2016

Obama’s $10-per-barrel tax proposal: taking with one hand, taking with the other

As he moves into his final year in office, President Obama has decided to tackle an issue he didn’t dare touch during his first term as he looks to cement his own legacy: a stealth tax on gasoline by proposing...

/ February 10, 2016