To honor individuals for distinguished technical contributions in the field of electrotechnology while in U.S. government service.

Form of Recognition

Engraved Award


One per year. If no suitable candidate is proposed in a given year, the award will not be presented for that year.


Members of the engineering profession in the United States in U.S. Government Service.

No current member of the IEEE Board of Directors, the IEEE-USA Board of Directors, the IEEE-USA Awards and Recognition Committee, or IEEE staff may be candidates, or nominate or endorse candidates for this award.


Proposals for nominations of candidates for this award shall be made via the IEEE USA website nomination portal, and solicited via publication of suitable notices in IEEE publications, and Section and Society newsletters. In addition, a press release shall be made available to appropriate U.S. government laboratories and technical organizations.


Members of the IEEE-USA Board of Directors, the IEEE-USA Awards & Recognition Committee, and IEEE Staff are not permitted to nominate or endorse a candidate for an IEEE-USA award.

Basis for Judging

Selection shall be based on outstanding technical contributions in electrotechnology while serving in a U.S. government agency.


The IEEE-USA Awards and Recognition Committee shall evaluate all proposals and shall select the proposal which, in their judgment, is best and recommend the proposed candidate to the IEEE-USA Board of Directors for approval.


The ARC will develop and arrange plans for the presentation of awards, which will be done at an annual Awards Ceremony held in conjunction with a major IEEE-USA conference or at other appropriate venues, and with consideration to the request of the approved award recipient.


The Citation should be proposed by the person originating the nomination. It will be reviewed and modified as appropriate by the IEEE-USA Awards and Recognition Committee.


David Iams
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