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IEEE-USA is an organizational unit of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. created in 1973 to support the career and public policy interests of IEEE's U.S. members.  IEEE-USA's mission is to recommend policies and implement programs specifically intended to serve and benefit the members, the profession, and the public in the United States in appropriate professional areas of economic, ethical, legislative, social and technology policy concern. Our vision is to serve the IEEE U.S. member by being the technical professional's best resource for achieving life long career vitality and by providing an effective voice on policies that promote U.S. prosperity.

Workforce Diversity in STEM Fields

IEEE-USA is committed to achieving greater diversity and inclusiveness for talented people - irrespective of differences in their age, sex, cultural heritage, ethnic background, national origin, physical capability or religious affiliation - in America’s scientific, technical, engineering and mathematics (STEM) workforce. Only by harnessing these differences and the creativity they engender, can U.S, business organizations, educational institutions, government agencies and professional societies succeed in maintaining America’s living standards and quality of life in an increasingly competitive, technologically-driven 21st Century economy.

Ensuring a Strong High-Tech Workforce Through Educational and Employment-Based Immigration Reforms

Balanced reforms in the United States’ immigrant and non-immigrant admissions programs are urgently needed to help U.S. employers and U.S. workers compete and be successful in knowledge-based, technology-driven global markets. Instead of increasing our national dependence on temporary visa programs, IEEE-USA recommends that permanent (immigrant) admissions programs be the preferred source of supply for professionals in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields who may be needed to satisfy labor market demands that cannot be met through enhanced education and training opportunities for American workers.

Critical Infrastructure Protection

Critical infrastructures are those systems and assets -- both physical and cyber -- so vital to the Nation that that their incapacity or destruction would have a debilitating impact on national security, economic security, the environment, public health, and safety. IEEE-USA is committed to making recommendations that will support and enhance not only the safety, but also the economic growth of the nation.