Government Engagement Program on Standards (GEPS)

About the Program

The IEEE Government Engagement Program on Standards (GEPS) helps government bodies meet their technology, standards and policy goals–from enabling technical excellence and global interoperability to promoting safety, sustainability and innovation to foster economic growth and society prosperity. Through a technical standards lens, it provides resources and connections to assist participants address technology, business and governance issues within their respective portfolio of work and their efforts in deploying policies.

By participating in IEEE GEPS, governments have the opportunity to engage directly with standards development and industry experts and help shape standards and their impact on technology transformation, policy and regulation. Participants receive tailored information through bespoke webinars and bi-lateral consultations with technical standards experts.

Enabling

Enhancing knowledge of the IEEE standards development process and understanding of IEEE standards in regulatory and policy frameworks

Empowering

Assisting governments on how market-led standards can help provide sound and flexible solutions and enable innovation

Engaging

Connecting with IEEE standards’ communities and those involved in the global standardization ecosystem to help governments meet their objectives

In IEEE GEPS, government bodies:

  • Are recognized by IEEE as having official Observer Status on the IEEE Standards Board
  • Gain access to timely information on IEEE standards and related activities
  • Connect with global IEEE standards leadership, technical and industry experts, and fellow GEPS participants from around the world
  • Have a dedicated program contact to assist with program participation

IEEE GEPS is open to representatives from governments from around the world, including from:

  • Agencies and Bureaus
  • Centres and Commissions
  • Ministries
  • National Authorities and Secretariats
  • Offices and Departments
  • Regulatory Bodies
  • Other governmental bodies

Participating in IEEE GEPS is predominantly online, noting that GEPS participants are invited to IEEE SA governance meetings. There are no fees nor binding obligations associated with being involved in the program.

Participants by Country

Afghanistan Telecom Regulatory Authority (ATRA) Logo

Ahmed Javed (primary)
Mohammad Aqeb Kohistani (alternate)
Afghanistan
Afghanistan Telecom Regulatory Authority (ATRA)

Inacom Logo

Manuel de Carvalho (primary)
Samuel Murça (alternate)
Angola
Angolan Institute for Communications

Enacom Logo. Ente Nacional de Comunicaciones.

D’uva Sergio Daniel (primary)
Guillermo Montenegro (alternate)
Argentina
National Communications Agency (ENACOM)

Australian Government: Australian Digital Health Agency Logo

Ryan Mavin (primary)
Cath Koetz (alternate)
Australia
Australian Digital Health Agency

Australian Government: Department of Industry, Science and resources logo

Philip Crothers (primary)
Olivia Bunter (alternate)
Australia
Department of Industry, Science and Resources (DISR)

Bhutan Standards Bureau (BSB) Logo

Kesang Phuntsho Namgay (primary)
Tek Bahadur Chhetri (alternate)
Bhutan
Bhutan Standards Bureau (BSB)

Bhutan - Department of Renewable Energy (DRE), Ministry of Economic Affairs Logo

Jamyang Tempa
Bhutan
Department of Renewable Energy (DRE), Ministry of Economic Affairs

Brazil - Ministry of Science, Technology, Innovations and Communications (MCTIC) Logo

José Gustavo Sampaio Gontijo
Brazil
Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovations (MCTI)

Brazil - Anatel Logo

Nilo Pasquali (primary)
Vinicius Oliveira Caram (alternate)
Brazil
National Telecommunications Agency (ANATEL)

Burkina Faso - Ministry of Development of the Digital Economy and Posts Logo

Ouedraogo Seneme Maimouna Lydia (primary)
Anago Richard (alternate)
Burkina Faso
Ministry of Development of the Digital Economy and Posts (MDENP)

Burundi - Ministry of Communication, ICT and Media (MINCOTIM) Logo

Francis Olivier Cubahiro
Burundi
Ministry of Communication, ICT and Media (MINCOTIM)

Ministry of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade (MEDJCT) Logo

Jim Boyden (primary)
David Park (alternate)
Canada
Ministry of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade (MEDJCT), Ontario

Caribbean Telecom Union (CTU) Logo. Sharping Caribbean Communications.

Rodney Taylor (primary)
Nigel Cassimire (alternate)
Junior McIntyre (alternate)
Caribbean
Caribbean Telecommunications Union (CTU)

Ministry of Transport and Telecommunications (MTT) Logo

Danae Diez de Medina Contreras
Chile
Ministry of Transport and Telecommunications (MTT)

Egypt - National Telecom Regulatory Authority (NTRA) Logo

Ramy Ahmed Fathy
Egypt
National Telecom Regulatory Authority (NTRA)

Germany - Federal Network Agency for Electricity, Gas, Telecommunications, Post and Railway (BNetzA) Logo

Taras Holoyad (primary)
Markus Maass (alternate)
Germany
Federal Network Agency for Electricity, Gas, Telecommunications, Post and Railway (BNetzA)

Ghana - National Communications Authority (NCA) Logo

Isaac Boateng (primary)
Roland Yaw Kudozia (alternate)
Ghana
National Communications Authority (NCA)

Ministry of Digital Governance Logo

Sophia Papathanasopoulou
Greece
Ministry of Digital Governance

India - Automobile Research Association of India (ARAI) Logo

Anand Deshpande (primary)
Abhijit Mulay (alternate)
India
Automobile Research Association of India (ARAI)

India - Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) Logo

Priti Bhatnagar
India
Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS)

India - Central Electricity Authority (CEA) Logo

Ashok Rajput (primary)
Vandana Singhal (alternate)
India
Central Electricity Authority (CEA)

India - Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC) Logo

Hemant Darbari (primary)
Pramod P J (alternate)
India
Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC)

Centre for Development of Telematics (C-DOT) Logo

Rajkumar Upadhyay (primary)
Sandeep Agrawal (alternate)
India
Centre for Development of Telematics (C-DOT)

India - Powergrid Logo

Mr. Abhishek (primary)
S. B. R. Rao (alternate)
India
POWERGRID

India - Telecommunication Engineering Center (TEC) Logo

Avinash Agarwal (primary)
Harsh Sharma (alternate)
India
Telecommunication Engineering Center (TEC)

Telecom Regulatory Authority of India Logo

Anil Kumar Bhardwaj (primary)
Rakesh Purohit (alternate)
India
TCSR – TRAI Center of Studies and Research

Israel - Public Utility Authority (PUA) Logo

Igor Stepensky
Israel
Public Utility Authority (PUA)

Jamaica: OUR - Office of Utilities Regulation Logo. Regulating Utilities for the Benefit of All

Courtney Francis
Jamaica
Office of Utilities Regulation (OUR)

Kenya - Communications Authority of Kenya (CA) Logo

Nelson S. Wasilwa (primary)
Joseph Onaya (alternate)
Kenya
Communications Authority of Kenya (CA)

Korea - Ministry of Science and ICT (MSIT) Logo

Sungdong Min
Republic of Korea
Ministry of Science and ICT (MSIT)

Instituto Federal De Telecomunicaciones (IFT) Logo

Fernando Butler Silva (primary)
Victor Manuel Martínez Vanegas (alternate)
Mexico
Federal Telecommunications Institute (IFT)

Federal Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy (FMCDE) Logo

A. Abubakar Ladan (primary)
Kahir Salibu (alternate)
Nigeria
Federal Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy (FMCDE)

Panama - National Secretariat of Energy (SNE) Logo

Guadalupe Gonzalez
Panama
National Secretariat of Energy (SNE)

Peru - Ministry of Transport and Communications (MTC) Logo

Wilmer Azurza
Peru
Ministry of Transport and Communications (MTC)

Uganda - Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) Logo

Susan Nakanwagi (primary)
George Kasangaki (alternate)
Uganda
Uganda Communications Commission (UCC)

State Enterprise "Ukrainian Scientific-Research and Training Center for Standardization, Certification and Quality Problems" (SE "UkrNDNC") Logo

Anna Martynenko
Ukraine
State Enterprise “Ukrainian Scientific-Research and Training Center for Standardization, Certification and Quality Problems” (SE “UkrNDNC”)

Department for Science, Innovation & Technology logo.

Simon Hicks (primary)
Marek Blachut (alternate)
United Kingdom
Department for Science, Technology and Innovation (DSIT)

Ofcom Logo

Simon Burley
United Kingdom
Office of Communications (Ofcom)

NIST Logo. National Institute of Standards and Technology.

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)

U.S. Department of State Logo

Jonathan Baas (primary)
Andrew S. Hamrick (alternate)
George C. Virgin (alternate)
United States
U.S. Department of State

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