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2010-02-03 12:37:00

HOUSTON, Feb. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Scott Fordham, president and chief executive officer, today announced that Champion Energy Services (www.championenergyservices.com) has secured a contract to provide electric energy for The Texas A&M University System, one of the largest systems of higher education in the United States, beginning September 2011. Savings to the system is estimated at $4 million over the 24-month contract period. Savings to Stephen F. Austin State University, also...

2010-01-11 11:37:00

COLLEGE STATION, Texas and KIRKLAND, Wash., Jan. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- The Texas Transportation Institute (TTI) announced today it has selected INRIX® as the exclusive private provider of traffic information for the 2010 Urban Mobility Report. TTI's 2010 Urban Mobility Report will be the most comprehensive look yet at the nation's traffic problems, incorporating more roads, more communities, and more up-to-date congestion information thanks to a new partnership between TTI...

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2009-12-04 14:30:48

Working to develop heartier, better-adapted crops for southern U.S. Dr. Daniel Leskovar, a Texas AgriLife Research plant physiologist at the Texas AgriLife Research and Extension Center in Uvalde, has been investigating ways to help vegetable plants make a less stressful transition from the greenhouse to the field. "This research can aid in the successful production and possibly even the further profitability of some vegetable crops by producing high-quality, more adaptive plants that will...

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2009-09-04 09:47:16

Field trials of a new cotton are verifying previous lab and greenhouse studies indicating the crop could become a source of protein for millions of malnourished people in the world. The cotton was engineered so that the toxic gossypol is reduced to tolerable levels in the high-protein seed but remain at higher levels in the rest of the plant to ward off pests and disease. "The results look very promising." said Dr. Keerti Rathore, the Texas AgriLife Research plant biotechnologist in whose lab...

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2009-06-27 07:05:00

People smell them, thump them and eyeball their shape. But ultimately, it's sweetness and a sense of healthy eating that lands a melon in a shopper's cart. Plant breeders now have a better chance to pinpoint such traits for new varieties, because the melon genome with hundreds of DNA markers has been mapped by scientists with Texas AgriLife Research. That means tastier and healthier melons are likely for future summer picnics. "This will help us anchor down some of the desirable genes to...

2009-06-16 07:15:00

HOUSTON, June 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Texas Engineering Extension Service (TEEX) and Directive 7, TEEX partner and exclusive reseller of the Secure Assessment Software Tool, or SAST, announce the successful use of the SAST tool for educational campuses. Frank Farmilette, with D7, notes that "the CSOs, Security Directors, Risk Managers, HS&E Professionals, and Facility Managers we spoke to wanted a tool that was easy enough for their on-site administrative people to work with but yet easy and...

2009-05-26 07:25:00

HOUSTON, May 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Directive 7, a security industry marketing and business development consulting service, announces the successful completion of another new media project. D7 directed and produced the new Texas A&M University TEEX program video highlighting the TEEX Security Vulnerability Assessment Tool (SAST). The new video was produced for use as an Internet video able to be uploaded on YouTube and easily viewed by potential buyers of the SAST. Daniel Weiss, the D7...

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2009-05-21 14:15:00

U.S. President Barack Obama, often chided for using a Teleprompter, erred Thursday in delivering his address on national security, misidentifying Robert Gates. Before dipping into the prepared text of his speech, Obama said he wanted to acknowledge the presence of some of my outstanding Cabinet members. We've got our secretary of state, Hillary Clinton. We have our CIA director, Leon Panetta. We have our secretary of defense, William Gates, Obama said, apparently forgetting his defense...

2009-05-18 07:30:00

HOUSTON, May 18 /PRNewswire/ -- TEEX and Directive7 (D7), the exclusive reseller for the SAST security vulnerability assessment tool, announce the release of the SAST video overview. The video overview utilizes YouTube to promote the unique software features of the SAST application. Daniel Weiss, with D7, commented that "The concept of security assessments can be complex to explain. The TEEX SAST video makes the SVA process easier to understand." Weiss continues, "The video also outlines the...

2009-04-15 07:25:00

HOUSTON, April 15 /PRNewswire/ -- After two years of design and development by a team of Texas Engineering Extension Service (TEEX) multi-risk experts, the Secure Assessment Software Tool, or SAST, was completed in December 2008. The Web-based, encrypted software is designed to help risk managers identify physical security system vulnerabilities and define and address shortfalls in planning, equipment and training. In addition, the software can construct a comprehensive mitigation strategy...