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CCALS 2020 in Review: Rising to the Challenge

CCALS 2020 in Review: Rising to the Challenge

To call 2020 challenging is an understatement, but it was also an inspiring year as we watched people rise to meet those challenges. The logistics sector was no exception, as resourceful thinkers pushed through roadblocks, pivoted to find opportunities, and solved new...

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Plotting the future of clean energy in Virginia

Plotting the future of clean energy in Virginia

This is the first in a series exploring energy markets in the Commonwealth of Virginia. This article summarizes where Virginia’s energy resources are headed and lays out three challenges in moving toward renewable energy.­Virginia is positioned to invest in renewable...

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Engineering Systems and Environment Professor Elected a Fellow of AAAS

Engineering Systems and Environment Professor Elected a Fellow of AAAS

We at CCALS are happy to see Jim Lambert elected a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science – it is well-deserved recognition for his outstanding contributions. Jim has been a CCALS partner, serving on our Technical Advisory Committee since the beginning.

James H. Lambert, professor in the Department of Engineering Systems and Environment, was elected a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science “for distinguished contributions to the field of risk analysis, particularly using systems engineering tools to address critical infrastructure risk and resilience,” which refers to the ability of systems to continue functioning despite crises and disruptions.

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Phlow, VCU Engineering, and Partners Reimagine Prescription Drug Manufacturing in the US

Phlow, VCU Engineering, and Partners Reimagine Prescription Drug Manufacturing in the US

The COVID 19 pandemic has highlighted urgent problems with pharmaceutical sourcing and manufacture. With drugs and medical supplies in short supply during spikes, logistics and supply chain have become familiar terms. … It’s not surprising, then, that the Richmond Technology Council awarded the Outstanding Collaboration in Tech Award to Phlow USA & VCU Engineering’s Medicines for All (M4ALL) Institute last month.

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Silicon Virginia?

CCALS is excited to be a part of this groundbreaking effort.

Gov. Ralph Northam recently signed legislation to establish the Virginia Innovation Partnership Authority (VIPA) in an effort to boost the state’s technology aspirations.

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Virginia container-on-barge traffic surging on grocery demand

Virginia container-on-barge traffic surging on grocery demand

Virginia’s container-on-barge traffic has increased in response to grocery demand during the Coronavirus pandemic. Efficient route management is crucial to successfully moving this traffic. (See Route Analysis Tools Benefit the Commonwealth)

Volume at the Port of Virginia’s inland port in Richmond has jumped this year because it serves BCOs who have thrived during the pandemic amid limited restaurant options and a rise in e-commerce orders.

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CHEST Center Inspires Congressional Action

CHEST Center Inspires Congressional Action

Longtime CCALS partner University of Virginia is a key member of this important initiative.

Last week U.S. Representatives Steve Chabot (R-Westwood), Mike Turner (R-Dayton) and Marcia Fudge (D-Cleveland) submitted to the House Rules Committee an amendment to the 2021 National Defense Authorization Act to help bolster cyber security efforts nationwide.

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