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52 The PCB Design Magazine • May 2017 Capitol Connection: Drumroll, Please… Announcing the IPC Government IMPACT Awardees Government relations are essential to our indus- try as many of the policy debates taking place will have long-lasting impact on our industry. Tax and regulations reform, immigration, and environ- mental regulations are up for debate and it is time for our industry to take a seat at the table. U.S. Army Picks BAE Systems to Design Next-Generation Space and Missile Defense Technologies BAE Systems has been chosen for a position on a new eight-year, $3 billion indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract to continue supporting the U.S. Army's Space and Missile De- fense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command (SMDC/ARSTRAT). HT Global Circuits Acquires Pho-Tronics HT Global Circuits, a manufacturer of printed cir- cuit boards, has acquired fellow PCB manufacturer Pho-Tronics for an undisclosed sum. Pho-Tronics will continue to be operated by the existing man- agement team. UW Security Researchers Show That Google's AI Tool for Video Searching Can Be Easily Deceived University of Washington researchers have shown that Google's new tool that uses machine learning to automatically analyze and label video content can be deceived by inserting a photograph peri- odically and at a very low rate into videos. One World, One Industry: IPC's Global Policy Framework for 2017— Smart Advocacy for the Industry As President Trump was being sworn in and as the new Congress was getting down to work, IPC released its Global Policy Framework for 2017. As we work to represent more than 3,800 member facilities across the electronics indus- try's global supply chain, IPC will adhere to this framework to guide our policy work in the com- ing months. One World, One Industry: 100 Days In— President Trump and a Better Manufacturing Policy To truly increase the number of American manu- facturing jobs, President Trump should support in- creased investment in research and development for advanced manufacturing, promote and fund STEM education in primary and secondary schools, and build stronger apprenticeship programs. It is this type of investment—in human capital and technology—that will truly help make American manufacturing great again. Rep. Lofgren Discusses U.S. Policy Priorities with IPC Member TTM Technologies Executives and staff at an IPC-member facility held a town hall discussion with Congresswoman Zoe Lofgren (D-CA) on the federal policy issues fac- ing the advanced manufacturing industry. Rep. Lofgren took a tour of TTM Technologies, Inc. in San Jose, getting a first-hand look at the high-tech work being done in TTM's facility. Capitol Connection: IMPACT Update— To CEOs on Why You Should Attend IMPACT Washington, D.C. 2017 Here at IPC, we place a high priority on making our presence known in the halls of government, because so many policy debates have a direct effect on the electronics manufacturing industry. IMPACT Washing - ton, D.C. 2017 is a chance to join with fellow industry executives in advocating for better public policies for a stronger, more advanced manufacturing economy. Eagle Electronics Accelerates Production with Two Lenz Drilling Machines Brett McCoy, COO for Eagle Electronics of Scha- umburg, Illinois announced that his company has recently placed a purchase order for two Lenz DLG 615-2 Y765 drills. Electrotek Receives Nadcap Accreditation for Electronics, Printed Boards To demonstrate their continued commitment to quality, Electrotek Corporation announces that they have been successful in achieving Nadcap ac- creditation for electronics, printed circuit boards. MilAero007 Highlights

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