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September 14, 2010

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.

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

September 2, 2010

NSPE Senior Manager of Government Relations Sarah Ogden participated in the Department of Commerce's National Advisory Council on Innovation and Entrepreneurship teleconference. The council advises Commerce Secretary Gary Locke on policy relating to building small businesses and helps keep the department engaged in a regular dialogue with the entrepreneurship and small business communities. Eight of the 26 council members have engineering backgrounds.

NSPE Senior Manager of Government Relations Sarah Ogden attended the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology meeting. PCAST is an advisory group of the nation's leading scientists and engineers who directly advise President Obama on policy in areas where an understanding of science, technology, and innovation is key to strengthening America's economy. PCAST is administered by the White House's Office of Science and Technology Policy.

August 31, 2010

NSPE Executive Director Larry Jacobson commented on the role of PEs in nuclear safety before the Blue Ribbon Commission on America's Nuclear Future Reactor and Fuel Cycle Technology Subcommittee. Subcommittee Co-chair Per Peterson is a professional engineer. The Blue Ribbon Commission is part of the Department of Energy's Office of Nuclear Energy.

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