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
  • and 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)

Algeria Ministry of Post and Telecommunications (MPT) Logo

Abderrezak Henni (primary)
Laredj Zerrouki (alternate)
Algeria
Ministry of Post and Telecommunications (MPT)

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

Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) Logo

Allan Major (primary)
Dominic Byrne (alternate)
Australia
Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA)

Herbert Down (primary)
Edmund Kienast (alternate)
Australia
Australian Digital Health Agency

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

Tibinda Powdel (primary)
Ugyen Rinzin (alternate)
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)

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

Ghana - National Communications Authority (NCA) Logo

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

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

Sudhir Agarwal (primary)
S. B. R. Rao (alternate)
India
POWERGRID

India - Telecommunication Engineering Center (TEC) Logo

Avinash Agarwal (primary)
Deepak Pathak (alternate)
India
Telecommunication Engineering Center (TEC)

Israel - Public Utility Authority (PUA) Logo

Igor Stepensky
Israel
Public Utility Authority (PUA)

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)

ANCOM Logo

Florin Adrian Dragomir (primary)
Mihail Ion (alternate)
Romania
National Authority for Management and Regulation in Communications (ANCOM)

Rwanda - Ministry of ICT and Innovation (MINICT) Logo

Angelos Munezero
Rwanda
Ministry of ICT and Innovation (MINICT)

Republic of Senegal - Ministry of Digital Economy and Telecommunications Logo

Achime Malick Ndiaye
Republic of Senegal
Ministry of Digital Economy and Telecommunications

AI Singapore Logo

Sengmeng Koo
Singapore
AI Singapore

Tanzania - Tanzania Communications Regulatory Authority (TCRA) Logo

Mwesigwa Felician (primary)
Beatrice Lema (alternate)
Tanzania
Tanzania Communications Regulatory Authority (TCRA)

Uganda - Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) Logo

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

United Kingdom - Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) Logo

Simon Hicks (primary)
Jasper Pandza (alternate)
United Kingdom
Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS)

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)

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