ISA has released a new iteration of the instrument data sheet standard, on CD-Rom. Of course, any ISA member gets a discount on purchase of the CD, but even better, an ISA member gets to download the standard for free.
Several people, including a thread on the A-List at www.control.com have taken notice of the CIA disclosure at SANS last week and have been asking about the veracity of the report. I posted the following, earlier today, on the A-List.
From the press release:
If you are like probably 99% of all automation professionals, you have no idea that ISA actually produces a scholarly journal as well as books and magazines. Edited by Process Automation Hall of Famer Russ Rhinehart, of Oklahoma State University, Transactions has been the academic and scholarly publication of ISA...
As I was posting about it, I was also emailing Leo Staples, who is ISA Treasurer, and chief-automation-cook-and-bottlewasher at OGE. Here's what he said: Funny you should mention video games. At the Department of Labor, a staff member asked our group how video games had anything to do with Automation.
Some Congresspeople have been asking questions-- intelligent, insightful questions, that indicate that the policymakers are really going to understand and take a role in cybersecurity: Question from the Honorable Michael T. McCaul: 1. What are the principal differences between the ISA 99 standards and the NIST best practices found in Special...
Walt's on his way to China, but before he left, he sent me a link to "ProcessingTalk" newsletter--which covers all things process manufacturing around the world from the U.K. This edition on the newsletter contains a view of ISA Expo 2007 from a return visitor from across the pond.
Although it is but three weeks away, ISA is still looking for a few good vendors to exhibit at the 3rd annual PAT Conference, in Research Triangle Park, NC. If you are a vendor or system integrator, and you haven't blown your whole exhibit budget yet this year, this is a...
You know, the one where ISA and the HCF jointly announce that WirelessHART is going to become part of the ISA100.11a standard? The one that announces the end to the wireless war? Why haven't we seen that one? We know there's a deal. I have described it in this blog.
Last week, as this blog reported, those responsible for way, way more than 50% of the revenue of the entire automation industry trooped into the SP100 meeting and made their feelings known. Whether it was because of them, or despite them, we arrived at a consensus compromise.