Starting 1 October, 2021*, every U.S. air traveler 18 years of age or older will be required to present a REAL ID-compliant driver’s license or another federally approved form of identification such as a U.S. passport, to board a domestic flight or enter secure federal facilities that require identification.

Do I Need a Real ID to FLY?

U.S. residents who want to use a driver’s license to board a commercial aircraft will need to obtain the new license by the October 2021 deadline, when it becomes the only identification accepted by the TSA.  If you don’t need a license to board a flight, either because you don’t travel or you use a U.S. passport, you do not need the Real ID. 

Common Reasons to Obtain a Real ID:

·         You want to fly with only your U.S. State-issued ID

·         You don’t have a passport or another TSA approved ID

·         You need to visit a secure federal facility

Your GoogleApps@IEEE account can now be enabled for 2-Step verification(2SV). This added layer of security will help to protect your account from unauthorized access.

What is 2-Step Verification?

2SV is a process that requires two steps to access your account. You must:

1.    Verify who you are through a password (something you know)

2.    Receive an access code delivered to a device (something you have)

Learn more about 2SV or enable 2SV for your account today.

Finding a safe, secure, and central location to store, access, or share research data can prove to be a challenge for engineers and researchers. To serve these needs, IEEE has created IEEE DataPort as solution for the global technical community. Fully integrated with Amazon Web Services (AWS), this web-based data platform enables users to share and manage their datasets in one trusted location. IEEE DataPort leverages the security of AWS while offering high value with no cost at this time. Authors and data owners can upload their datasets and the platform allows authors to link their datasets to their manuscripts. IEEE DataPort also formulates dataset citations so the data owner’s work can be properly cited. 

Standard datasets will always be free to upload to IEEE DataPort while Open Access datasets can currently be uploaded at no cost using the promotional code OPENACCESS1 at checkout. IEEE DataPort eliminates the tedious process of finding a hosting platform and making additional payments involved with storing your data.

Hosted datasets are accessible worldwide and give the technical community the opportunity to collaborate on a global scale. To learn more about IEEE DataPort and to upload your own dataset, visit ieee-dataport.org.

Engineers and researchers are often faced with the challenge of finding a central location to store, access, or share their research with the larger global technical community. IEEE offers IEEE DataPort™ as a solution to this challenge by providing users a web-based data platform to share and manage their datasets in one trusted location. Uploading datasets on IEEE DataPort™ can generate citations for one’s research, allows users to collaborate with other data owners, and link manuscripts. 

IEEE DataPort™ dataset uploads are currently free for all. Standard datasets will always be free to upload and for a limited time Open Access datasets can be uploaded at no cost using promotional code OPENACCESS1 at checkout. Hosted datasets are accessible worldwide and you can eliminate the tedious process of finding a hosting platform and making additional payments involved with storing the data. Fully integrated with Amazon Web Services (AWS), IEEE DataPort™ offers high value with no cost at this time. To learn more about IEEE DataPort™ and to upload your own dataset, visit ieee-dataport.org.

Did you know? ..........that CLE offers role descriptions for 23 volunteer leadership positions at the operational unit level? They apply to Section, Chapter, Student Branch, Affinity Group, and Committees. Starting August 2019, the CLE made available 10 role descriptions for volunteer leadership positions at the Region level. Go to the CLE homepage, click on the Volunteer icon to find the information located in a central area.

Questions on CLE? email m.t.schneider@ieee.org or s.kim@ieee.org

Did you know that the first IEEE DataPort Dataset Upload Contest was launched on October 1st in conjunction with IEEE Day?  The contest is open to all IEEE members so upload your dataset to IEEE DataPort today and qualify for valuable prizes!  Standard (non-Open Access) or Open Access datasets must be uploaded to IEEE DataPort to enter the contest. The top three datasets that get the most views during the month of October 2019 will receive prizes.  Enter today at https://ieee-dataport.org/dataset-upload-contest!

IEEE DataPort™ is an easily accessible data platform enabling users to share, access, and manage datasets in one trusted location.  You can upload up to 2TB of data, collaborate with other data owners, and also link your manuscripts and gain more citations for your dataset.

Access a vast array of educational and society-specific material through the IEEE Resource Centers. Not only do many of the resource centers include such sources as conference slides, webinars, and videos but they also offer the opportunity to receive your educational credits.

As an IEEE Society member, you have access to the Resource Center offered by your society. The Resource Centers consolidate all valuable content such as tutorials, conference videos, and slides in one, single location. Organized by content type, the IEEE Resource Centers are user-friendly and very easy to locate and view.  Almost all materials are available to society members for free and to non-members for a small fee. Visit the IEEE Resource Center page and start exploring how to expand your knowledge base!

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