October 12, 2010
NSPE Senior Manager of Government Relations Sarah Ogden participated in an R&D Credit Coalition teleconference. Congress will attempt to pass a "tax extenders" bill, an annual authorization that provides tax cuts for businesses and includes the R&D credit, during a post-election, lame-duck session.
October 5, 2010
NSPE sent a joint letter with nearly 250 other professional organizations, universities, and corporations to Senate leaders urging them to pass the America COMPETES Reauthorization Act (H.R. 5116, S. 3605) this year. The America COMPETES Act, first enacted in 2007, was drafted in response to " Rising Above the Gathering Storm," the National Academies' report on America's lagging competitiveness in science and technology.
September 23, 2010
NSPE Executive Director Larry Jacobson, NICET Chief Operating Executive Michael Clark, NSPE Director of Professional Practice Kim Granados, and NSPE Senior Manager of Government Relations Sarah Ogden met with a 20-member delegation from the Beijing Municipal Bureau of Human Resources and Social Securit y to discuss engineering licensure, certification, ethics, leadership, and government relations.
September 22, 2010
NSPE President Michael Hardy commented before the Blue Ribbon Commission on America's Nuclear Future on the role of professional engineers in nuclear safety. NSPE's comments focused on the ethics and sense of personal responsibility that influence a PE's decision-making process. Read NSPE's comments here.
September 21, 2010
NSPE Senior Manager of Government Relations Sarah Ogden attended a meeting of the Federal Communications Commission's Advisory Committee on Diversity for Communications in the Digital Age. The meeting included a report on broadband issues and a presentation on adoption of broadband technology on tribal lands. The FCC created the National Broadband Plan, a proposal to encourage the spread of high-speed Internet access. Read the National Broadband Plan here.
September 16, 2010
The Environmental Protection Agency has developed a new offering exclusively for Energy Star partners such as NSPE that allows members easy access to tools, resources, and recognition opportunities to deliver value to their clients and increase their own business opportunities." The Users Guide to Marketing Services and Products with Energy Star" is a comprehensive and interactive online resource that brings together information from across the Energy Sta
The President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology released its K–12 science, technology, engineering, and mathematics education study," Prepare and Inspire: K–12 Education in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) for America's Future." The study makes specific recommendations to the federal government on how to better prepare America's K–12 students in STEM subjects an
September 14, 2010
NSPE Senior Manager of Government Relations Sarah Ogden participated in an R&D Credit Coalition teleconference.
NSPE Senior Manager of Government Relations Sarah Ogden attended an Alliance to Save Energy briefing entitled " From Power Plant to Plug and Beyond: Energy Efficiency Opportunities Across the Smart Grid." Speakers included Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Chairman Jon Wellinghof, National Renewable Energy Laboratory Director Dan Arvizu, Department of Energy Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability Assistant
NSPE submitted comments to the National Partnership for Highway Quality on NPHQ's definition of highway quality. NPHQ's partners include the Federal Highway Administration, American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials, and Associated General Contractors. The organization also has partnerships with Departments of Transportation in Florida, Georgia, Maryland, Michigan, New Jersey, and Texas.