Global Engagement

Supporting collaboration, development and adoption of standards across the globe with industry, governments and the public.

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;

  • Engage with countries from around the world to receive global perspectives.

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 


Allan Major (primary)
Dominic Byrne (alternate)
Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA)
Ouedraogo Seneme Maimouna Lydia (primary)
Anago Richard (alternate)
Burkina Faso
Ministry of Development of the Digital Economy and Posts
Karl Weber (on behalf of BMWi)
Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi)
Anand Deshpande (primary)
Abhijit Mulay (alternate)
Automobile Research Association of India (ARAI)
Ashok Rajput (primary)
Vandana Singhal (alternate)
Central Electricity Authority (CEA)
Hemant Darbari (primary)
Neelakantan Subramanian (alternate)
Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC)
Sudhir Agarwal (primary)
S. B. R. Rao (alternate)

Sudhir Bhandari (primary)
Premjit Lal (alternate)
Telecommunication Engineering Center (TEC)
Igor Stepensky
Public Utility Authority (PUA)
Sungdong Min
Republic of Korea
Ministry of Science and ICT (MSIT)
Mwesigwa Felician (primary)
Beatrice Lema (alternate)
Tanzania Communications Regulatory Authority (TCRA)
Afşin BÜYÜKBAŞ (primary)
Fazlı Kaybal (alternate)
Information and Communication Technologies Regulatory Authority of Turkey (ICTA)
Susan Nakanwagi (primary)
George Kasangaki (alternate)
Uganda Communications Commission (UCC)
Vernita Harris (primary)
Suzanne Radell (alternate)
United States
National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA)
Former Participants
Thomas Koshy
United States
Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC)

"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

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