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March 16, 2020

NSPE is urging the Office of Management and Budget and other federal agencies to use the subject-matter expertise of professional engineers for the implementation and regulation of artificial intelligence.

December 16, 2019

NSPE again has raised public safety concerns about the development of autonomous vehicles. In this case, House and Senate staffers are drafting bipartisan legislation, but NSPE has criticized the draft’s lack of a required review of safety self-assessments.

October 31, 2019

This week, NSPE President David Martini, P.E, F.NSPE, expressed disappointment to Senator Ed Markey (D-MA) about changes to legislation that will jeopardize public safety by allowing engineering licensing exemptions in the pipeline industry to continue.

October 2, 2019

NTSB has released an abstract of its forthcoming final report on the fatal Merrimack Valley pipeline explosion from September of last year.

July 23, 2019

NSPE is looking for star organizations, both public and private, that make exemplary use of the qualifications-based selection process at the federal, state, and local levels. Each year, NSPE and the American Council of Engineering Companies present the QBS Awards to entities that procure engineering services through a process that emphasizes design firms’ technical competence rather than simply the lowest bid.

July 10, 2019

NSPE is urging members of Congress to act on pipeline safety so gas line explosions, like the one in Massachusetts’ Merrimack Valley, don’t happen and harm more people.

June 6, 2019

In response to a National Institute of Standards and Technology request for comments on the development of technical standards for artificial intelligence, NSPE has encouraged policymakers to protect the public health, safety, and welfare when developing artificial intelligence technical standards and considering complex AI issues.

June 3, 2019

As the NSPE Board of Directors was meeting in Alexandria, Virginia, we were shocked and saddened to follow the news of the horrific shooting incident to our south in Virginia Beach. Our hearts break at the loss of life and we extend our condolences and sympathy to the community, our nation, and our professional family.

May 15, 2019

NSPE has challenged two automakers and federal regulators over public safety issues in the companies’ development of autonomous vehicles. On May 14, NSPE questioned petitions from General Motors and Nuro Inc. that seek exemptions from vehicle safety requirements (such as having a steering wheel, gas and brake pedals, and a gearshift) for the AVs they are developing.

April 30, 2019

NSPE and Engineers Canada share a commitment to finding mutually acceptable solutions to international licensure mobility challenges. The two organizations issued a joint statement after discussions on reciprocity and mobility for licensed North American engineers.