October 28, 2021
NSPE and NSPE-DC submitted a letter to District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser, recommending that she appoint a licensed professional engineer to serve on DC’s Public Service Commission. The seat will open up following the confirmation of current PSC Chair Willie Phillips Jr., to serve as a commissioner on the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.
NSPE and the National Academy of Forensic Engineers have nominated four NSPE members as part of an open call for nominations to the National Institute for Standards and Technology’s National Artificial Intelligence Advisory Committee.
September 1, 2021
To protect the public from the potential dangers of artificial intelligence applications, NSPE is calling for the involvement of licensed professional engineers or duly certified individuals in the AI development process. NSPE’s recommendations were submitted to the National Institute of Standards and Technology in response to NIST’s request for input on an artificial intelligence risk management framework.
June 22, 2021
NSPE’s Government Relations team, working with the Congressional Women in STEM Caucus, has gained the caucus’s high-profile support for and participation in the upcoming DiscoverE’s Women in Engineering event. The virtual gathering will be Wednesday, June 23, at 12:00 p.m. ET.
April 19, 2021
Every year, we administer the QBS Awards, recognizing public and private entities that make exemplary use of the qualifications-based selection process at the federal, state and local levels. QBS Award winners serve as examples of how well the QBS process works, and they help us promote the practice of QBS in jurisdictions that do not use, or underutilize, QBS to procure engineering services.
NSPE’s Government Relations staff is excited to announce the Top Advocates for April, who are being recognized for their March activity. Eight members achieved this top status by consistently participating in the NSPE Advocacy Center campaigns during the month of March.
February 26, 2021
In a letter to the Biden administration, NSPE urged the development of common-sense climate change mitigation policies and swift investment in the nation’s infrastructure, among other recommendations. When responding to climate change, the letter said, the administration should be cautious of overreach that could trigger unintended consequences, especially for the economy.
February 2, 2021
As industry and government accelerate the development and deployment of autonomous vehicles, NSPE is once again standing for public safety.
December 17, 2020
NSPE’s Government Relations staff has released its year-end report—By the Numbers—a semi-deep dive into how advocacy campaigns performed, which issues staff tracked and how often, and which members of Congress were most and least supportive of NSPE issues.
September 22, 2020
In a letter to the editor published in the Oklahoman on September 22, NSPE President Tricia Hatley, P.E., F.NSPE, challenged an opinion piece that advocates making temporary licensing deregulation permanent—measures that were enacted in response to the COVID pandemic.