Policymakers

Profiles of the people who make or influence communications policy.

FCC Seeks Nominations for Tribal Gvt Reps to Serve on Renewed FCC Native Nations Communications Task Force

Since its establishment in March 2011, the Federal Communications Commission Native Nations Communications Task Force has been composed of senior FCC staff and elected or appointed leaders from federally recognized Tribal governments or government

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross Appoints Public Safety, Business Leaders to the First Responder Network Authority Board

US Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross announced the appointment of four members to serve on the Board of the FirstNet Responder Network Authority.

What inclusivity really means, from the woman who held the highest tech job in America

A Q&A with former US Chief Technology Officer Megan Smith. 

Kenneth Johnson Tapped to Administrator of USAD's Rural Utility Service

President Donald Trump announced his intent to nominate Kenneth Johnson to be the Rural Utility Service Administrator, Department of Agriculture. Johnson serves as the general manager and CEO of Co-Mo Electric Cooperative and President for Co-Mo C

Remarks of FCC Commissioner Michael O'Rielly Before the Hudson Institute, "A Conservative Perspective"

I would like to discuss how my approach to select communications policies is informed by certain conservative principles, with a fair hint of libertarianism. In my first visit to Hudson, I declared preserving and advancing economic freedom to be m

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Federal Communications Bar Association

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Thu, 02/08/2018 - 12:15 to 13:30

Dr. Eric Burger, appointed by Chairman Pai as the FCC’s newest chief technology officer, serves as an advisor to the Chairman and as the senior technology expert in the agency. We’ll have a “fireside chat” with Eric to hear about his work, include finding a technical solution to robocalls, rural broadband deployment, and supporting the security, stability, and reliability of the IP network.



National Security Council official behind 5G memo leaves White House

Air Force Brig. Gen. Robert Spalding, the author of a memo arguing for a government takeover of development of the nation’s 5G mobile network, is no longer serving as National Security Council Senior Director for Strategic Planning.

One Year In: New America's Updated Progress Report on FCC Chairman Ajit Pai

[Commentary] One year ago, President Trump designated Ajit Pai as chairman of the Federal Communications Commission.

What They're Saying About Chairman Pai's Proposal to Create an Office of Economics and Analytics

American Action Forum Director of Technology and Innovation Policy Will Rinehart: “The FCC needs to be a datafirst organization, and the creation of such an office could help reorient the agency toward more empirically grounded analysis.” (Full St

Is Comcast now working with conservative think tanks to astroturf muni broadband?

[Commentary] Last week, Forbes contributor Rosyln Layton was fed up with what she saw as a lack of journalistic stridency in reports by FierceCable, DSL Reports, as well as numerous tech media publications, on a study (PDF) published by Harvard’s