Policymakers

Profiles of the people who make or influence communications policy.

Chairman Pai Announces Staff Changes in FCC Office of Economics & Analytics

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai announced his intent to appoint Margaret Wiener as Associate Chief of the Office of Economics and Analytics (OEA), Evan Kwerel as Senior Economic Advisor to the OEA Chief, and Jonathan Campbell a

DOJ Antitrust Division Names Alexander Okuliar Deputy Assistant Attorney General

Assistant Attorney General Makan Delrahim of the Justice Department's Antitrust Division announced the appointment of Alexander Okuliar to serve as a Deputy Assistant Attorney General.

What the FCC Has Accomplished Under 3 Years of Chairman Pai

The Federal Communications Commission released an eleven-page list of accomplishments under 3 years of FCC Chairman Ajit Pai's leadership, with the following categories:

Analysis: These scientists are trying to help Congress get smarter about tech

The Government Accountability Office's Science and Technology Assessment and Analytics group, created in 2019,  is ramping up its work: It wants to double its current ranks of about 70 people providing technical assessments to Congress on topics s

ITTA—The Voice of America's Broadband Providers Will Shut Down Jan 31

ITTA-The Voice of America's Broadband Providers "will be shutting its doors effective January 31, 2020 after over a one-quarter century representing wireline communications service providers in Washington." ITTA cited "financial constraints in the

Submit your Nomination for the 2020 Digital Equity Champion Award!

The fifth Charles Benton Digital Equity Champion Award is officially open for nominations!

Jessica J. González Named Co-CEO of Free Press and Free Press Action

Jessica J. González assumed the role of co-CEO of Free Press and Free Press Action.

FCC Chairman Pai Appoints Paul Jackson to Lead Congressional Affairs Team

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai announced his intent to appoint Paul A. Jackson as director of the FCC’s Office of Legislative Affairs.

President Trump Nominates New FCC Inspector General

President Donald Trump announced his intention to nominate John Chase Johnson of Oklahoma, to be the Inspector General at the Federal Communications Commission.

Chairman Pai Appoints D'wana Terry to Lead FCC Workplace Diversity Office

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai announced the appointment of D’wana Terry as acting director of the FCC’s Office of Workplace Diversity.