DEPS Governance

DEPS Governance

DEPS Annual Reports

2004, 2005
2006, 2007
2008, 2009
2010, 2011
2012, 2013
2014, 2015

The Directed Energy Professional Society is incorporated as a nonprofit corporation in New Mexico, organized and operated exclusively for charitable, scientific, and educational purposes within the meaning of Sections 170(c)(2)(B ), 501(c)(3), 2055(a)(2), and 2522(a)(2) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 as amended. DEPS operations and activities are also governed by its Bylaws. The Society's annual year corresponds to the calendar year. The Annual Reports for past years, availble through the table at the right, are briefed to the DEPS membership each year at the Annual Directed Energy Science and Technology Symposium.

DEPS Directors Conflict of Interest Policy

Members of the DEPS Board of Directors are prohibited from involvement in DEPS activities that have either the appearance or the reality of a conflict of interest between their DEPS position and responsibilities, and their private capacities. If such a conflict of interest arises, DEPS Board of Directors members are required to recuse themselves from Board of Directors decisions or recommendations in order to avoid the appearance or reality of such a conflict of interest. For example, Board members who are employees of the government or private firms must recuse themselves from participating in discussions and decisions regarding their organizations doing business with DEPS.

This example typifies but does not exhaust the situations that can require individual Board members to recuse themselves due to conflicts of interest.

DEPS Policy on Lobbying

Lobbying involves the advocacy of an interest that is affected, actually or potentially, by the decisions of government leaders. Education, as distinct from lobbying, is allowed when DEPS presents unbiased factual information.

DEPS shall not engage in lobbying activities.

DEPS Miscellaneous Policies

The sense of the DEPS Board of Directors is that DEPS will not participate in any activities for which a majority of the Board of Directors members cannot be involved. DEPS By-Laws are the governing set of rules.

The Board of Directors delegates full responsibility for activities related to the Joint Directed Energy Transition Office to the DEPS Executive Director.

DEPS Terms of Use

Notwithstanding any language to the contrary, nothing contained on the DEPS Web site constitutes nor is intended to constitute an offer, inducement, promise, or contract of any kind. The data contained herein are for informational purposes only and is not represented to be error free. Links to non-DEPS information are provided as a courtesy. They are not intended to nor do they constitute an endorsement by DEPS of the linked materials.

DEPS Copyright Policies

The use of the DEPS Logo or the use of the Society's name in such as way as to imply a sanction by DEPS is not permitted without written permission from the Executive Director. Requests should include the purpose of the page(s), the name of the person responsible for the content, and the site on which it will reside. This permission will, in general, be granted for legitimate purposes, provided certain general guidelines are met.

DEPS-sanctioned World Wide Web pages must conform to the relevant laws governing copyright, trademark, and personal privacy.

The material on the DEPS Web site is subject to copyright protection, owned by DEPS unless otherwise indicated. The names, images and logos identifying the DEPS are proprietary marks of the Society. Copying or use of these logos is not permitted without prior approval of the copyright owner. Reasonable amounts of DEPS copyright protected material (other than logos) may be reproduced, distributed or communicated to others free of charge for the purposes of research for a non-commercial purpose or for private study or for internal circulation within an organisation. This is subject to the material being reproduced accurately and not used in a misleading context. The source of the material must be identified and the copyright status acknowledged. Any other proposed use of DEPS material is subject to a copyright licence. Systematic downloading of files is prohibited. Permission to copy third party copyright must be obtained from the copyright owner concerned.


    Copyrights for books are negotiated individually with authors.

    Proceedings, Digest, and Journal of Directed Energy

    DEPS policies regarding re-use of work included in event proceedings, the SSDLTR Technical Digest, or in the Journal of Directed Energy are outlined below.

    Returned Rights

    In return for the copyrights, DEPS hereby grants the authors and the employers for whom the work was performed royalty-free permission to:

    1. retain all property rights other than copyright, such as patent rights,
    2. reuse all or portions of the above material in other works,
    3. reproduce or have reproduced the above material for the authors' personal use or for company use provided that (a) the source and DEPS copyright are indicated, (b) the use of the copies does not imply DEPS endorsement and (c) the copies, per se, are not offered for sale,
    4. make limited distribution of all or parts of the material prior to publication, and
    5. in the case of work performed under U.S. government contract, DEPS grants the U.S. government royalty-free permission to reproduce the above material, for government purposes.

    DEPS Obligations

    DEPS will make all reasonable efforts to act in the interests of the authors and employers as well as its own interests. In particular, DEPS will require that:

    1. the consent of the primary author will be sought as a condition in granting republication permission to others, and
    2. the consent of the employer will be sought as a condition in granting permission for others to use any part or all of the material for promotion or marketing purposes.

DEPS Privacy Policy

DEPS respects and is committed to protecting your privacy. We do not sell or pass along your personal information to anyone. Name, address and other identifying information that you provide is used by DEPS strictly for business purposes.

Protecting Your Credit Card Information

When you pay for a DEPS transaction online, the credit card information provided by you is passed directly to our payment gateway (Authorize.Net) using the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) Protocol to ensure transaction security. Your credit card information does not pass through the DEPS webserver and is not retained by DEPS.

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Last updated: 16 August 2017