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REP. JAMES R. LANGEVIN is co-founder and co-chair of the Congressional Cybersecurity Caucus and a senior member of both the House Committee on Armed Services and the House Committee on Homeland Security. / COURTESY OFFICE OF JAMES R. LANGEVIN

Five Questions With: James R. Langevin

The National Institute of Standards and Technology released an update to the Framework for Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity this spring, the group’s first such...
EARLY-BIRD REGISTRATION is underway until July 5 for the Summer Institute in Digital Literacy offered by the University of Rhode Island July 15-20.

URI to host Summer Institute in Digital Literacy for educators, librarians

PROVIDENCE – Early-bird registration is underway until July 5 for the Summer Institute in Digital Literacy offered by the University of Rhode Island. It...
DANIEL DECOSTA was recently named senior vice president and chief information officer at BayCoast Bank. He started at the bank as an intern in the information technology department. / COURTESY BAYCOAST BANK

DeCosta elevated to chief information officer at BayCoast Bank

PROVIDENCE – Daniel DeCosta has been promoted to senior vice president and chief information officer at BayCoast Bank, which has locations in southeastern Massachusetts...
NORBERT HANKE, president of Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence, with offices in North Kingstown, is the keynote speaker for HxGN LIVE in Las Vegas June 12-15. / COURTESY HEXAGON MANUFACTURING INTELLIGENCE

Hexagon to highlight manufacturing techniques at Nevada conference

NORTH KINGSTOWN – Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence, which acquired MSC Software in 2017, announced the 2018 MSC Software Global Users’ Conference at HxGN LIVE, Hexagon’s technology...
THE PROVIDENCE-NEW BEDFORD METRO ranked No. 5 on a list of the most cyber insecure metro areas in the country. / COURTESY CORONET

Report: Providence metro ranks No. 5 for most cyber-insecure metro in...

PROVIDENCE – The Providence-New Bedford metropolitan area was named in the top five of America’s most cyber-insecure metros list, according to a report issued...
SEN. JACK F. REED announced that two Rhode Island companies have received a combined $299,788 in federal small business research and development grants. / COURTESY OFFICE OF SEN. JACK F. REED

Reed: 2 R.I. companies awarded combined $300K for small-business R&D grants

PROVIDENCE – Two Rhode Island companies received $299,788 in federal small business research and development grants, Sen. Jack F. Reed announced Monday.Aquanis Inc. of...
SENSATA TECHNOLOGIES has entered into an agreement to sell its valves business for about $173 million. / COURTESY SENSATA

Sensata agrees to sell valves business for $173M

ATTLEBORO – Sensata Technologies Inc. has entered into an agreement to sell its valves business to Pacific Industrial Co. for $173 million, the companies...
GENERAL ELECTRIC CO. has agreed to merge its locomotive business with Wabtec Corp. in a deal valued at $11.1 billion. /BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/LUKE SHARRETT

GE revamp picks up pace with $11.1B Wabtec rail deal

NEW YORK - General Electric Co. CEO John Flannery is taking the biggest step yet in his plan to revitalize the beleaguered manufacturer, agreeing to...
TEXTUP WAS THE top winner in the 2018 Rhode Island Business Plan Competition.

TextUp takes home top honors at 2018 R.I. Business Plan Competition

PROVIDENCE – Michelle Petersen, a Brown University student who developed a low-cost software package that lets social workers efficiently manage documents and information flows,...
FRANCES MULLIGAN, a sophomore software engineering major at Johnson & Wales University, was a member of the all-female team with the most entrepreneurial hack at the SheHacks Boston competition in January. / COURTESY JWU

Five Questions With: Frances Mulligan

A sophomore software engineering major at Johnson & Wales University, Frances Mulligan was a member of the all-female team with the most entrepreneurial hack...
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