Public Policy

Public Policy

Become informed about public policy issues in the science community, get involved in the legislative
process and help shape U.S. technology policy.


National Photonics Initiative
As one of the founding organizations, SPIE supports the work of the National Photonics Initiative. NPI brings together experts from industry, academia, and government to assemble recommendations that will help guide US funding and investment in five key photonics-driven fields: advanced manufacturing, communications and IT, defense and national security, energy, and health and medicine. The NPI founding sponsors are SPIE and OSA, and sponsors are the American Physical Society, the IEEE Photonics Society, and the Laser Institute of America.

Export Control Information
Stay up to date on activities and policies affecting export controls, including opportunities to comment and provide input to legislative bodies.

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Policy Fellowships
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Policy Positions
See where SPIE stands on the issues facing the current state of science.

Contact Congress
Get involved and take legislative action on the issues that affect you in optics and photonics.