Policymakers

Profiles of the people who make or influence communications policy.

Senate Judiciary Chairman Threatens to Subpoena Comey

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-IA) is opening the door to summoning James Comey to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee after the former FBI director declined an invitation.

White House Staff, Congress Blindsided by FBI Pick Announcement

Apparently, President Donald Trump’s top communications staff, and much of his senior White House team, did not know the president was going to make the official announcement for nominating James Comey’s successor early on June 7 via a single twee

Frontier laid off WV state Senate president after broadband vote it didn’t like

Broadband provider Frontier Communications recently laid off the West Virginia state Senate president after a vote the company didn't like—and yes, you read that correctly.

Chairman Pai Announces Sanford Williams To Serve As Director Of Communications Business Opportunities Team

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai announced that the agency has chosen Sanford Williams to serve as director of the FCC’s Office of Communications Business Opportunities, continuing the work he has been doing as acting director.

President Trump Picks Christopher Wray to Be FBI Director

President Donald Trump said that he had selected the former federal prosecutor Christopher Wray, now a Washington (DC)-based criminal defense lawyer who recently represented Gov Chris Christie (R-NJ) in the so-called Bridgegate scandal, to be his

Top intelligence official told associates President Trump asked him if he could intervene with Comey on FBI Russia probe

The nation’s top intelligence official told associates in March that President Donald Trump asked him if he could intervene with then-FBI Director James B.

In Political Media First, President Trump Releases Comey Attack Ad

In what appears to be a political media first, a Super Pac controlled by President Donald Trump has released an ad attacking the character of a witness in advance of a highly anticipated Senate hearing.

The US government’s patent chief has resigned

Apparently, the leader of the US government’s leading patent agency, Michelle Lee, has unexpectedly resigned from her post.

Week ahead: New GOP push on internet privacy

Lawmakers could be looking at a new fight over internet privacy, as they return to Washington after their weeklong Memorial Day recess.

FCC CIO to Leave for First-of-its-Kind Role in Government

David Bray, who has been the Federal Communication Commission’s chief information officer since August 2013, will leave the agency to become the chief ventures officer at the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency.