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2018 Call for Officer Nominations 

2018 will be an exciting year for our section.  You can be a part of advancing Quality in the region, and enhance your career in the process as well.  The members of our executive board are quality professionals with a lot of great ideas and energy. You would have the opportunity to network with other quality professionals, and use your skills to operate in an executive board capacity. We are looking for officers to serve from January 2018 to December 2018.

Positions open for nominations are: Chair-Elect, Secretary and Treasurer 

Please submit names of nominated individuals to Ronald J. Kelley at nominations@asq509.org  by September 22, 2017.  Nominations require the submission of a nomination petition signed by at least 10 members.  Eligible individuals must be Regular Members* of the Society and have a membership in Section 0509. If you want to self-nominate, please submit your name to Ronald J. Kelley at nominations@asq509.org, and he will provide guidance on the petition process.

ASQ 509 Offers Many
Opportunities to Serve the Section 

There are numerous committees members may serve on. Feel free to contact us about these as well.  

If you are interested in serving on the section leadership team, and want to increase your involvement in the quality community, please contact Ronald Kelley at Nominations@asq509.org.  These positions earn Recertification Units towards your next recertification.


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General Membership Meetings! 


We are looking for future speakers to present at our General Membership Meetings.  We are also looking for new locations to hold the event.  If you are interested in presenting at a future meeting or know of a place to hold our dinner meetings, please contact George Chang, Programs Chair at Programs@asq509.org.

Remember to check our bi-weekly email announcements and event calendar for our next meeting.See you there!

Certification Refresher Courses

The Washington DC and Maryland Metro Section offers refresher courses for some of the ASQ certification examinations.  See the Certification and Training Page for the offered courses as well as other training resources. 

Certification Examinations - IMPORTANT CHANGES

Beginning with the upcoming September 1, 2016 exams, ASQ will transition to computer-based testing, or CBT, for its exam delivery. Although the application/approval process will not change, candidates will be required to take an additional step after being approved to schedule their testing appointment with Prometric.

With this transition comes significant changes that will improve the exam certification experience. The changes include increase in annual exam administrations, increase in testing locations and quicker test results.

Learn more about these important changes at asq.org/cbt.

Web site log-in instructions

The log-in instructions are as follows: Click "Login" link on left side. For username, use your First Initial + Last Name For password, use your ASQ membership number. DO NOT ADD LEADING ZEROS.  Note: ASQ Section 509 gets new member data once a month.  Please wait at least 30 days from joining ASQ before attempting to log into our web site.  If login is not successful 30 days from joining ASQ, contact the webmaster (webmaster@asq509.org).

If login is successful, you will see your "My Profile" page with five or six tabs. You may also see the ASQ Newsfeed and links. You will see the newsfeed/links on the "My Profile" page each time you log in. Select the Login/Contact Information Tab to change your Username or password. Password must be at least 7 characters. 

Upcoming Events

Additional Area Quality Event: 2017 Agile Leadership Summit
Join current and future Agile leaders for an afternoon of learning, lunch, and entertainment The Mead Center for American Theater - Washington, D.C
Event Details  ·  Sep 22, 2017

Software Special Interest Group
Ms. Nicole Radziwill, PhD, MBA; Topic: Quality-Driven Innovation in Systems & Software
Event Details  ·  Sep 26, 2017


News Feeds

Building Roads That Generate Power From Passing Traffic
Researchers are looking at advanced materials for roads and pavements that could generate electricity from passing traffic. Engineers from Lancaster University are working on smart materials such as “piezolectric” ceramics that, when embedded in road surfaces, would be able to harvest and...
News Item  ·  National Feed  ·  Sep 21, 2017_  right

What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You—Guidance for Risk Analyses Under the HIPAA Security Rule
The need to protect patient information from unauthorized disclosure is nothing new for healthcare providers. However, healthcare providers cannot adequately protect the security and integrity of their patients’ information if they do not first know what threats they face. A string of recent...
News Item  ·  National Feed  ·  Sep 21, 2017_  right

Biometrics Will Radically Alter Driving Experience
The media has focused much attention on electric and autonomous vehicles as the automotive industry steers toward wider adoption of those technologies. There is another exciting development happening with automobiles that is just starting to see the light of day: in-car biometrics. Biometrics...
News Item  ·  National Feed  ·  Sep 21, 2017_  right

Stalls, Fires, Deadly Air Bags and Seat-Back Failures Among Auto Safety Issues This Month
In the first two weeks of September auto safety danger includes stalls, fires, deadly air bags and seat-back failures, according to reports filed with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Car fires, seat backs that may break, air bags that could shoot metal shards into...
News Item  ·  National Feed  ·  Sep 21, 2017_  right


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ASQ Washington, DC & Maryland Metro Section 509
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