Policymakers

Profiles of the people who make or influence communications policy.

FCC Reactions to Chairman Pai's Confirmation for Second Term

On Oct 2, the US Senate voted to confirm Ajit Pai for a second term as Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission.

FCC Commissioner Carr names Chief of Staff

FCC Commissioner Brendan Carr announced that Jamie Susskind has joined his office as Chief of Staff and Legal Advisor for wireline issues.

Anthony Scaramucci Announces Mystery Media Venture

The arc of Anthony Scaramucci’s career is long and strange, and lately it has bent toward ignominy.

Watchdog: UN Ambassador Haley violated federal law by retweeting President Trump endorsement

US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley's use of her Twitter account violated a federal law that bars federal employees from using their offices for political purposes, the U.S. Office of Special Counsel said Oct 3.

Democrats for FCC Chairman Pai?

As expected, the Senate formally confirmed Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai for a new, five-year term in a largely party-line 52-41 vote.

Google critic Barry Lynn takes on tech giants

Barry Lynn has been pushing the government to crack down on corporate power for 16 years, but his ideas never received as much attention as when they cost him his job at a Google-sponsored think tank.

Chairman Pai Appoints New Chief Technology Officer

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai announced his appointment of Eric Burger to serve as the agency’s Chief Technology Officer. Dr.

DC tech trade association staffs up in Europe

The Information Technology Industry Council (ITI), a major Washington (DC) technology trade association which represents the likes of Amazon, Google and Apple, is ramping up its focus in Europe as the continent increases its grip on technology com

One vote could stop Injustice at the Federal Communications Commission

[Commentary] The week of Oct 2, the Senate has a chance to make a profound difference for the 2.7 million children whose parents are incarcerated.