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

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)
Neelakantan Subramanian (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

Sudhir Bhandari (primary)
Premjit Lal (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)

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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