IEEE Government Engagement Program on Standards (GEPS)


Government Engagement Program on Standards (GEPS)

IEEE SA offers its Government Engagement Program on Standards (GEPS) to representatives of government bodies and agencies from around the world. The program provides information and resources tailored to each member’s needs and interests, including bespoke webinars, roundtables, and bi-lateral consultations with technical and standards experts.

GEPS provides a unique opportunity to hear about future standards, interact with IEEE standards leadership and technical standards experts, and exchange experiences with fellow GEPS representatives navigating similar issues at the intersection of technology, standards, policy and regulation. Participating in IEEE GEPS is free of charge and there are no obligations associated with joining the program.


Through GEPS, representatives can:

Be Informed - Gain the latest information

  • Standardization activities and plans
  • New IEEE standards projects       
  • Conformity assessment and certification programs  
  • Open Source activities, and more

Learn - Access tailored information

  • Gain insight into how IEEE SA engages in the global standardization ecosystem—from working with other standards and government bodies to industry actors
  • Participate in sessions about the current and future state of technology and standards, curated for governments
  • Receive access to tailored and informative resources on emerging IT standards and issues

Connect - Build strong connections with standards experts

  • Exchange views and information with thought leaders and other government participants

  • Directly interact with IEEE SA leadership, technical experts and industry professionals

  • Receive program participation assistance from a dedicated IEEE SA contact

Influence - Inform and help shape IEEE SA’s direction and priorities

  • Be considered for membership in the IEEE SA Standards Association Standards Board and its committees, per IEEE SA Policies and Procedures



Ahmed Javed (primary)
Mohammad Aqeb Kohistani (alternate)

Afghanistan Telecom Regulatory Authority (ATRA)
D'uva Sergio Daniel (primary)
Guillermo Montenegro (alternate)

National Communications Agency (ENACOM)
Allan Major (primary)
Dominic Byrne (alternate)

Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA)
Herbert Down (primary)
Edmund Kienast (alternate)

Australian Digital Health Agency
Kesang Phuntsho Namgay (primary)
Tek Bahadur Chhetri (alternate)

Bhutan Standards Bureau (BSB)
Tibinda Powdel (primary)
Ugyen Rinzin (alternate)


Department of Renewable Energy (DRE), Ministry of Economic Affairs
Nilo Pasquali (primary)
Vinicius Oliveira Caram (alternate)

National Telecommunications Agency (ANATEL)
Ouedraogo Seneme Maimouna Lydia (primary)
Anago Richard (alternate)

Burkina Faso
Ministry of Development of the Digital Economy and Posts
Isaac Boateng (primary)
Roland Yaw Kudozia (alternate)

National Communications Authority (NCA)
Anand Deshpande (primary)
Abhijit Mulay (alternate)

Automobile Research Association fo India (ARAI)
Priti Bhatnagar
Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS)
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)
Ehoud Peleg (primary)
Shmuel Azulay (alternate)

Israeli Ministry of Communications
Igor Stepensky
Public Utility Authority (PUA)
Achime Malick Ndiaye
Republic of Senegal
Ministry of Digital Economy and Telecommunications
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)
Simon Hicks (primary)
François Ortolan (alternate)

United Kingdom
Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS)
Jason Coder (primary)
Marla Dowell (alternate)

United States
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
Philip J. Mattson (primary)
Yonas Nebiyeloul-Kifle (alternate)

United States
Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
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