Policymakers

Profiles of the people who make or influence communications policy.

Chairman Pai Announces Jeffrey Prince as New FCC Chief Economist

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai announced the appointment of Jeffrey Prince as chief economist of the FCC. Dr.

FEC vice chairman heavily involved in tech issues resigns, leaving agency unable to vote

Matthew Petersen, the vice chairman of the Federal Election Commission (FEC), submitted his resignation letter to President Donald Trump, leaving the agency without the necessary number of commissioners to vote on proposed actions.

FCC Announces New Member To The Intergovernmental Advisory Committee

By this Public Notice, the Federal Communications Commission announces that Gov Doug Ducey (R-AZ), Chair of the FCC’s Intergovernmental Advisory Committee (IAC), has named Ben Blink, Policy Advisor, Transportation and Technology Innovation, as his

Senate Confirms Michael Kratsios As New Trump Administration Chief Technology Officer

Through a voice vote, the Senate has unanimously confirmed Michael Kratsios to be President Donald Trump's associate director of the White House's Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP), making him the new Chief Technology Officer.

Vacancies on FCC's Native Nations Communications Task Force

The Federal Communications Commission seeks nominations to fill three Tribal vacancies on the Native Nations Communications Task Force.  Members appointed by the FCC Chairman to fill the vacancies will serve through the end of the Task Force’s cur

Commissioner Starks Appoints Special Advisor

Commissioner Geoffrey Starks announced the appointment of Alisa Valentin as his Special Advisor. “I’m excited that Alisa is joining my team.

FCC Announces CSRIC VII Working Groups and Seeks Participants

By this Public Notice, the Federal Communications Commission announces the topics and chairs of the six working groups that will assist the Communications Security, Reliability, and Interoperability Council (CSRIC) VII. 

‘It’s a disaster over there’: Department of Commerce reaches new heights of dysfunction

Constant infighting among top officials. Sudden departures of senior staffers without explanation. A leader who is disengaged and prone to falling asleep in meetings.

Who should keep an eye on Silicon Valley?

The federal government's struggles to rein in Facebook are driving some Democrats and consumer advocates to a stark conclusion: The agency charged with regulating Silicon Valley is not up to the task.

FCC Commissioner Carr Staff Announcements

Federal Communications Commissioner Brendan Carr thanked Jamie Susskind for her years of public service on her departure from the FCC. Susskind served as Commissioner Carr’s Chief of Staff and Legal Advisor for wireline and consumer issues.