IEEE-USA Endorses High-Skill Provisions of Comprehensive
Immigration Act; Opposes Hatch/Cruz H-1B Amendments.
Joins Broad Coalition in Outlining Principles for
Reauthorization of the America COMPETES Act.
Joins S&T Community in Asking for
Exemptions/Clarifications on OMB Federal Travel Policy
As Applied to S&T Conferences.
IEEE-USA Comments on Skilled Worker Provisions of
Comprehensive Immigration Bill more
Set for 10-11 June 2013. IEEE Members are
Encouraged to Help Advance IEEE-USA's Energy Policy
Recommendations Through Capitol Hill Visits.
IEEE-USA-Backed IT R&D (HR 967) and Cybersecurity (HR
756) Bills. more
New Video Highlights 2013 Congressional Visits Day. more
IEEE-USA Opposes Amendment Restricting Federal
Participation in Conferences.
IEEE-USA VP Karen
Panetta Testifies Before the Senate Judiciary Committee
Immigration Reform and the Needs of Women and Families
"The Wolf is
at the Door" - Likely Impacts of Budget Sequestration.
Increase Public Access to R&D-Related Pubs and Data.
and Federal R&D.
Joins CRA. ACM and SIAM in Endorsing Key
Networking/IT R&D and
Cyber Security Bills Pending House Committee Review
Witness Bruce Morrison Testifies Before House
Immigration Subcommittee on High-Skilled Immigration
Releases State Innovation Vital Signs: Key R&D and STEM
Data By State Updated for 2013.
Announces 2013 WISE Interns.
Joins Science and Technology Societies in Letter to
House Subcommittee on the Federal Workforce, On Value of
Participation of Federal Scientists and Engineers in S&T
Proposes Massive H-1B Increase.
NASA at a
Departures/Changes in the Obama S&T Team.
Sequestration Looming, IEEE-USA Letter
to Congress Urges Long-term Comprehensive and Balanced
Approach to Deficit Reduction That Prioritizes Federal
Investments in Research and Education.
IEEE-USA Joins Other S&T Organizations In Urging a Budget Solution to Avoid
Adverse Impact of Budget Sequestration on Federal
Support of S&T.
House Approves IEEE-USA-Backed
STEM Jobs Act; Prospects for Senate Action are Poor.
See House Vote results
IEEE-USA Report Shows STEM Visas Can Promote Diversity &
Have Positive Effect on U.S. Job Creation
IEEE-USA Joins Research America Coalition in Warning
Congress of Potential Impacts of Budget Sequestration on
IEEE-USA Releases New Position on Improving Spectrum
Policy Deliberations in the Period 2013-2017
Statement outlines steps to improve federal
decision-making process for spectrum management in order
to stimulate technical innovation.
IEEE-USA Releases Updated Position on Reforming
Technology Export Controls and Deemed Export Policy
Statement calls on
Congress to integrate dual use technology laws into a
single export control act.
IEEE-USA Position Addresses Participation of Gov't
Scientists and Engineers in Professional Conferences in
Light of New OMB Policy
IEEE-USA's position supports importance of participation
and outlines problems with scope of OMB's restrictions
and new processes.
Congressional Leaders Address S&T Questions
Nine of 33 Members of Congress
in S&Tleadership positions have responded to a series of
questions posed by
ScienceDebate.org on key S&T issues facing the
to Explore Future of Spectrum Policy
IEEE-USA is supporting a conference organized by Silicon
Flatirons on "The Next Ten Years of Spectrum Policy" set
for 13 Nov. in Washington, DC.
Will America Invents Act Affect IP Business Practices
This 19 Oct. workshop by the IEEE-USA-support IEEE IP
Professionals Initiative will explore the implications
of the new patent law for businesses as they manage
their intellectual property.
Sequestration Implications for Federal R&D
The Oct. issue of IEEE-USA
Engineer features an analysis done by the AAAS R&D
Budget Project of the potential impacts of budget
sequestration on federal support for R&D.
on STEM Visas Bill Falls Short
On 21 Sept, the
voted 257-158 in favor of the IEEE-USA-supported
STEM Jobs Act, which failed to reach the 2/3s vote
requirement for bills brought under suspension.
IEEE-USA Board of Directors Approves New Positions
IEEE-USA has released new position statements offering
policy recommendations on
assistive technologies and personal
records approved by the IEEE-USA Board of Directors
at its Sept. meeting.
Briefings Highlight New Academy Report on Photonics
IEEE-USA worked with the IEEE Photonics Society, OSA,
SPIE and APS to support Sept. 12th briefings for
Congress and the
Executive Branch on a new National Academy Report on
optics and photonics.
Romney and Obama Respond to S&T Questions
Candidates answer a series of questions posed by
IEEE-USA and other societies participating in
Now for IEEE-USA Government Fellowships
soliciting applications for 2013 Fellowships Working in
Congress and at the U.S. State Department.
Affairs Update (Webinar - 30
Sign-up for the latest monthly webinar updates for IEEE-USA members on policy developments and
related IEEE-USA government relations activities.
Apply Now For WISE 2013 Internship Program
Eligible IEEE U.S. student members are invited to apply
for the Washington Internships for Students of
Engineering Summer 2013 program.
Measures Workshop Presentations Now Available
Video of selected
speakers at IEEE-USA's 2012 STEM Measures Workshop are
now available for viewing.
IEEE-USA provides whitepaper to
FCC and NTIA with options for clarifying "Harmful
Interference" rules to promote wireless innovation.
IEEE-USA joins broad coalition in calling on Congress to
pass STEM visa legislation; prompting response from
House Judiciary Committee Chair Lamar Smith. [Letter]
How the New Patent Law Affects
Engineers (11 July 2012).
has provided its
Senate committee leaders.
Video Highlights of
STEM Measures Workshop
Breaking Our Dependence on Oil By Electrifying
Latest addendum to IEEE-USA's
National Energy Policy Recommendations now available.
Math/Science Teacher Development
the STEM Education Coalition in supporting a successful
amendment to the FY 2013 Department of Education
appropriations bill that restored $51M to the DoEd's Math &
Science Partnership Program, which supports STEM teacher
National Science Foundation
IEEE-USA joined over 120 other organizations comprising the
National Coalition for Science Funding in urging Congress to
provide strong support for NSF's research and development
budget while opposing “legislative attempts to micromanage
NSF and undermine the merit review process by singling out
specific programs for elimination as recently occurred in
Highlights Of SET Congressional Visits Day
On 5 June, IEEE-USA shared it
recommendations with the House Science Subcommittee on
Technology and Innovation as follow-up to a hearing on
"Avoiding the Spectrum Crunch: Growing the Wireless Economy
On 1 June, IEEE-USA and the
National Small Business Association provided a statement to
the House Judiciary Committee on
Implementation of the American Invents Act.
Eye on Washington
21 May 2013