Policymakers

Profiles of the people who make or influence communications policy.

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.

Moulton on Tech

Rep Seth Moulton (D-MA), who became the 19th person (and third politician from Massachusetts) to enter the Democratic presidential primary race, has said he sees national security as a major presidential election issue — and he’s stressed that glo

NTIA Announces Members of Commerce Spectrum Management Advisory Committee

The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) announced that Commerce Sec Wilbur Ross has appointed 30 outside experts to serve on the Commerce Spectrum Management Advisory Committee (CSMAC).

FCC Recharters CSRIC and Seeks Membership Nominations

The Federal Communications Commission announces the rechartering of the Communications Security, Reliability, and Interoperability Council (CSRIC), which will provide advice and recommendations to the FCC to improve the security, reliability, and

Q&A with Michael Copps: Trump Is Trying to Put FCC Out of Business

A Q&A with former Federal Communications Commissioner Michael Copps.

FCC “consumer advisory” panel includes ALEC, big foe of municipal broadband

A committee that advises the Federal Communications Commission on consumer-related matters now includes a representative of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), which lobbies against municipal broadband, net neutrality, and other cons