Policymakers

Profiles of the people who make or influence communications policy.

Chairman Pai Announces New Chair and Vice Chair of Advisory Committee on Diversity and Digital Empowerment

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai made three appointments to the Advisory Committee on Diversity and Digital Empowerment (ACDDE).

Chairman Pai Announces New FCC Chief Economist

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai announced the appointment of Babette Boliek as chief economist for the Federal Communications Commission. Dr.

House Communications Subcommittee Oversight Hearing of FCC

The House Communications Subcommittee held a long-delayed Federal Communications Commission oversight hearing July 25. Notably, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai stood by the FCC's decision to designate the Sinclair-Tribune deal for hearing.

Time to break up Google and Facebook, says New York attorney general candidate Zephyr Teachout

New York attorney general candidate Zephyr Teachout promised to “explore breaking up” Facebook and Google if she is elected, using state and federal antitrust laws.

Behind the scenes: Trump's TV guy

In the early evening of July 9th, President Donald Trump stood in the gold draped East Room of the White House with a small group of senior advisers to rehearse his announcement of Judge Brett Kavanaugh as his nominee for the Supreme Court.

White House Appoints Federal Chief Information Security Officer

The Office of Management and Budget announced Grant Schneider will be the second federal chief information security officer. As such, Schneider will lead cybersecurity strategy across the executive branch and chair the CISO Council.

Why Congress Needs to Revive the Office of Technology Assessment

Congress is finally turning its attention to Silicon Valley, but to tackle these issues, congressfolk will first have to understand them. Which means it’s time to reboot the Office of Technology Assessment. The OTA was staffed with several hundred

Introducing Judge Brett Kavanaugh: Siding with Big Business and Big Brother

On July 9, President Donald Trump nominated Judge Brett Kavanaugh to fill the Supreme Court vacancy left by the retirement of Justice Anthony Kennedy.

Judicial Transparency Group 'Fix the Court' Presses for Kavanaugh Documents

Judicial transparency group Fix the Court continues to try to get info on Brett Kavanaugh's time at the White House and working on the Starr Report. Kavanaugh, a judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C.