Policymakers

Profiles of the people who make or influence communications policy.

Commissioner Starks Announces New Legal Advisor Diane Holland

Federal Communications Commissioner Geoffrey Starks announced the appointment of Diane Holland as Legal Advisor covering media and consumer protection issues.

Digital Inclusion Officer Tackles Tech Inequity in Detroit

A Q&A with Detroit director of digital inclusion Joshua Edmonds.

President Trump elevates Mulvaney aide weeks after he defied impeachment subpoena

President Donald Trump has promoted a central figure in the House impeachment inquiry who defied a subpoena to testify. Robert Blair — a top aide to acting chief of staff Mick Mulvaney — was named the special representative for international telec

Chairman Pai Appoints New Chief Technology Officer

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

Chairman Pai Names Six Members to USAC Board of Directors

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai appointed six members to the Board of Directors of the Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC). The three-year term for these positions begins on January 1, 2020.

Chairman Pai Appoints Jonathan Mccormack To Serve As Deputy Director Of The Rural Broadband Auctions Task Force

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai announced that Jonathan McCormack will serve as a deputy director of the Rural Broadband Auctions Task Force.

Acting NTIA Director Diane Rinaldo Steps Down

Diane Rinaldo, the acting head of the National Telecommunications and Information Administration, the principal adviser to the White House on telecommunications and spectrum policy issues, is stepping down. Rinaldo has led the agency on an acting

Knock, Knock. Who's There? Ajit Pai

At the Federal Communications Bar Association's annual Chairman's Dinner, Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai delivered a solid set of inside jokes. 

Chairman Pai Announces Francisco Salguero as FCC Chief Information Officer

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai announced the appointment of Francisco Salguero as the FCC’s Chief Information Officer. “I am delighted that Mr.

FCC Chairman Pai Names Leaders of Precision Agriculture Task Force Working Groups

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai announced the leadership of the four working groups that will support the work of the FCC’s new Task Force for Reviewing the Connectivity and Technology Needs of Precision Agriculture.