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Awards and Certifications From March 15

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Rave Computer is ITAR Registered: Sterling Heights-based Rave Computer Association Inc. siad it had been ITAR registered through The Office of Defense Trade Controls Compliance, Compliance and Registration Division. The International Traffic in Arms Regulation (ITAR) is a set of United States government regulations that control the export and import of items, equipment, technologies, services, and technical data that are primarily military in nature. The Office of Defense Trade Controls in the State Department interprets and enforces ITAR. Its goal is to safeguard U.S. national security and further U.S. foreign policy objectives. Rave Computer developed and implemented ITAR policies, procedures and employee training. “This registration further positions Rave as an industry and technology expert in support of the growing needs of  the defense and military industry,” said Dave Nannini, COO, Rave Computer. “It is a sign of our continued commitment to our customers and we look forward to working with them in regards to this initiative.” To become ITAR compliant, a company must understand and abide by ITAR as it applies to their USML linked goods or services. The company is certifying that they operate in accordance with the ITAR when they accept being a supplier to the USML prime exporter. More at www.rave.com.

Airfoil’s Sangsland To Lead PRSA Tech Section: Southfield-based Airfoil Public Relations announced that one of its account directors, Kevin Sangsland, has been elected by his peers to chair the 2011 Technology Professional Interest Section of The Public Relations Society of America. In this role, Sangsland will be responsible for leading PRSA’s National Technology Executive Committee efforts to serve its members, recruit and develop future section leaders, build community and networking opportunities and deliver professional development. He will also lead the charge for the continuation of education content through various PRSA Technology Section events, including its contributions to the upcoming Digital Impact Conference. The Technology Section is developing a dedicated track for the event, which takes place May 5-6 in New York City and will highlight trends and tactics emerging from the use of digital technologies in the advertising, marketing and public relations industry. The PRSA Technology Section offers opportunities to connect with practitioners who understand issues and are willing to share solutions. Through PRSA’s annual conference, in-person and virtual networking opportunities, newsletters and other resources, the Section helps practitioners develop public relations and management skills directly relevant to the technology industry. The Technology Section also recognizes excellence in industry reporting through our Awards for Excellence in Technology Journalism.

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