Your Society generates lots of news because of our many Activities. However, none of this news would get to members that were not at the scene of each activity were it not for the many volunteers that send pictures, postcards, scrolls, and notes written on napkins. This issue results in my particular thanks to: Walt Trybula, Alina Deutsch, Rao Tummala, Ralph Russell, Merrill Palmer, Marsha Tickman, Rao Bonda, Jim Morris, Rolf Aschenbrenner, George Harman, Paul Wesling, Bill Moody, Johnny Baca, Madhavan Swaminathan, Kyung Paik, and George Katopis. There are many other contributors I lost track of but who we also thank.
In conversations with several CPMT members we noticed that each had been asked by their employer or by their colleagues "what could their technology do to increase society's physical security despite today's destructive international outlaws?" Perhaps the major silver lining to the dark clouds of today is that as CPMT engineers there are many ways to help improve the world. Every systems solution needs components, microsystem packaging, assembly, and competitive manufacturing. Many skills are needed to continue to improve the world but once again we find we hold some of the keys to a better future.