Policymakers

Profiles of the people who make or influence communications policy.

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.

Gigi Sohn one of thought leaders laying the groundwork for future policy change

Throughout her 30 years in telecommunications and technology policy, Gigi Sohn has worn many hats—a telecom lawyer, a progressive advocate, a top aide at the Federal Communications Commission, an academic.

FCC Office of Engineering and Technology Chief Julius Knapp Announces Retirement

It is with a heavy heart that I announce my retirement from the Federal Communications Commission on January 3, 2020. I have loved working for the FCC over a career spanning 45 1/2 years.

FCC Announces Employee Award Winners

The Federal Communications Commission announced the winners of the agency’s Excellence in Economic Analysis, Excellence in Engineering Analysis, and Employee of the Year Awards. 

Former CTO at FCC Tapped to be Assistant Directory for Telecom And Cybersecurity at OSTP

US Chief Technology Office Michael Kratsios has tapped Federal Communications Commission veteran Eric Burger to a top network security post.

Nominations Sought for Precision Agriculture Task Force Working Groups

On June 17, 2019, the Federal Communications Commission announced the formation of a new federal advisory committee, the Task Force for Reviewing the Connectivity and Technology Needs of Precision Agriculture in the United States.

Bipartisan Leaders of Key National Security Committees Urge Appointment of 5G Coordinator

The bipartisan leadership of several key Senate committees urged President Donald Trump’s national security adviser to designate a senior coordinator dedicated to leading the nation’s effort to develop and deploy next-generation communications tec

FCC Seeks Nominations for Intergovernmental Advisory Committee

The Federal Communications Commission announces the reauthorization of the Intergovernmental Advisory Committee (IAC) and solicits nominations for membership on the IAC. The current term of the IAC expired on Sept 24, 2019.

Knight Foundation Invests $3.5 Million in Research to Inform the National Debate on Internet Governance and Policy

The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation has announced more than $3.5 million in funding to support new, independent research into issues at the forefront of national tech policy debates.