Government Engagement Program on Standards (GEPS)
IEEE GEPS, the IEEE Government Engagement Program on Standards, is a program of the Standards Association (IEEE SA).
Global standards are critical instruments in innovation, trade and public policy areas. IEEE SA collaborates with members and stakeholders to advance global technologies, and interested stakeholders - including academia, civil society, governments, industry and organizations - who are actively engaged in IEEE SA’s standards development activities and processes. These are coordinated and overseen by the IEEE SA Standards Board (SASB).
IEEE GEPS’ objective is to:
Provide a platform for governments from around the world to help increase their understanding of and support for IEEE’s standards process,
Facilitate input regarding government priorities into IEEE’s standardization ecosystem.
As government's from around the world participate in GEPS, IEEE SA aims to:
Increase governments’ understanding for open and global standards, including IEEE standards;
Inform governments about IEEE SA’s key initiatives;
Gain input from government experts to the IEEE SA Standards Board and other standards-related discussions;
IEEE standards are critical instruments supporting to modern infrastructure, innovation and international trade, protecting consumers, and addressing societal challenges and other public imperatives. IEEE invites policymakers to participate in the IEEE Government Engagement Program on Standards (GEPS) in order to inform the direction and priorities of IEEE SA
Joining the IEEE GEPS program is free of charge. Sign up for more information.
Appointed representatives help shape IEEE SA activities, leading to mutual benefits for government entities participating in IEEE GEPS and IEEE SA.
Other opportunities for government entities include:
First-hand, timely information from IEEE SA about its activities and plans
Inform the direction and priorities of IEEE SA
Interact and share views with technology thought leaders
Direct interaction with IEEE SA volunteer leadership, experts and staff (locally and globally)
Access to a dedicated IEEE SA staff contact for assistance with program participation
Public recognition as a program participant
"USNRC has been collaborating with IEEE, including via the IEEE GEPS program, for over four decades. Primary areas have been the Nuclear Power Engineering Committee, the Computer Society and other power and energy spaces. This collaboration is formally endorsed through Federal law under “National Technology Transfer and Advancement Act of 1995” and 10 CFR (Code of Federal Regulations) 1.45. The agency continues to rely on approximately 100 standards on various levels for addressing agency mission."
Thomas Koshy, Senior Staff Engineer, USNRC, former GEPS representative