Policymakers

Profiles of the people who make or influence communications policy.

Inside Andrew Yang's (Anti-Tech) Campaign

Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang is both of the tech world and one of its harshest critics.

Man Sentenced for Threatening to Murder Family of FCC Chairman

A California man was sentenced to more than one and a half years in prison for threatening to kill the family of Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai.

‘Get Scavino in here’: Trump’s Twitter guru is the ultimate insider

With few allies left in the West Wing, President Donald  Trump frequently leans on Dan Scavino, his unassuming social media guru (officially: senior adviser for digital strategy), for affirmation and advice about how his most sensitive policies wi

FCC Announces Membership And First Meeting Of The Re-Chartered Broadband Deployment Advisory Committee

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai has appointed members to serve on the re-chartered Broadband Deployment Advisory Committee (BDAC).

House Democrats push to revive Congress' tech office

Democratic Reps are pushing to revive funding for a nonpartisan agency intended to better inform lawmakers about technology.

NTIA Director David Redl Resigns

David Redl, assistant secretary for communications and information in the Commerce Department, abruptly resigned, days after criticizing US 5G policy in a speech. Redl, who headed the National Telecommunications and Information Administration, had

Diane Rinaldo is Acting Administrator of the National Telecommunications and Information Administration

On May 9, 2019, Diane Rinaldo became Acting Assistant Secretary for Communications and Information for the Department, and Administrator of the National Telecommunications and Information Administration, the Executive Branch agency principally res

Chairman Pai Appoints Aaron Goldberger Acting Wireless Advisor

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai announced Aaron Goldberger will serve as acting wireless and international advisor. Goldberger replaces Rachael Bender, who is transitioning to the International Bureau.

Trump 5G Fighter Heads to Fox

The White House is losing a champion of the free-market approach to 5G to the new Fox Corporation’s Washington office.

Biden on Tech

Former Vice President Joe Biden (D-DE) will be vying for the White House in a very different tech climate than what he experienced in the Obama era.