Policymakers

Profiles of the people who make or influence communications policy.

Net Neutrality Activists Hammer Judge Kavanaugh

Network neutrality activists have gotten together to fight the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, saying he would put the wishes of big cable and big telecom over the interests of the public.

Department of Commerce Announces Selection of ZTE Special Compliance Coordinator

Secretary of Commerce Wilbur L. Ross, Jr. announced the selection of Roscoe Howard, Jr.

MMTC Names Maurita Coley Flippin President and CEO

The Multicultural Cultural Media, Telecom and Internet Council (MMTC)’s Board of Directors has named Maurita Coley Flippin President and CEO of the organization.

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Senate Commerce Committee

Date: 
Wed, 09/05/2018 - 10:00

The Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation will hold an executive session to consider legislative measures and nominations including:

  • Nomination of Kelvin Droegemeier, of Oklahoma, to be Director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy
  • Nomination of James Morhard, of Virginia, to be Deputy Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration


The Stark Limbo of Geoffrey Starks

It's been about two months of stall on the Senate floor for the nomination of Geoffrey Starks, the preferred choice of Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) to fill the vacant seat at the Federal Communications Commission.

The reluctant regulator: The Rural Utilities Service and American broadband policy

Drawing on the increasing body of literature on policy stakeholders and the ever-growing acknowledgement that communication policy is crafted by more than just parliamentarians and formal communication regulators this paper examines the role that

FCC Announces Anticipated Disability Advisory Committee Renewal and Membership Solicitiation

By this Public Notice, the Federal Communications Commission announces the anticipated renewal of its Disability Advisory Committee (Committee) and solicits applications for membership on the Committee, subject to renewal of the Committee’s charte

Chairman Pai to attend Portland (ME) Sept fundraising event for Maine Heritage Policy Center

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai will deliver the keynote address for the Maine Heritage Policy Center, a conservative research organization, at a fundraising luncheon in September.

BSA and Industry Leaders Urge Nomination of Under Secretary to Serve as Ombudsperson for the Privacy Shield

Tech industry leaders sent a letter to Secretary of State Michael Pompeo urging him to put forward a qualified candidate to serve as the Under Secretary for Economic Growth, Energy, and the Environment.

FirstNet Board Leaders Announce Plans to Retire

FirstNet Board Chair Sue Swenson and Vice Chair Jeffrey Johnson notified Assistant Secretary of Commerce David Redl of their resignation from the FirstNet board. Formal letters of resignation have been submitted to U.S.