Policymakers

Profiles of the people who make or influence communications policy.

FCC Chairman Pai Announces Appointment of New BDAC Member

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai appointed Andy Huckaba to serve on the Broadband Deployment Advisory Committee (BDAC).

FCC Chairman Pai Responds to Sen Barrasso on BDAC Nomination

Chairman Pai sent a letter to Sen John Barrasso (R- WY) on June 20, 2017, in response to his letter supporting the appointment of Neil Schlenker, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Tri County Telephone Association, to serve on the Commission's

Chairman Pai Announces Wayne Leighton as Chief of FCC Office of Strategic Planning and Policy Analysis

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai announced that the agency has chosen Wayne Leighton as chief of the FCC’s Office of Strategic Planning and Policy Analysis, continuing the work he has been doing as acting chief.

DNC hires Raffi Krikorian, a former Uber exec, as their chief technology officer

As Democrats begin to rebuild in the wake of their 2016 presidential election defeat, the party’s official political organ is tapping Raffi Krikorian, a former top engineer at Uber’s self-driving-car program, to be its next chief technology office

Public Interest Tech Team at New America Welcomes First Class of Fellows

New America announces its first class of Public Interest Technology Fellows.

President Trump Taps Verizon’s Peter Davidson Department of Commerce General Counsel

President Donald Trump announced his intent to nominate Peter Davidson to be General Counsel of the Department of Commerce.

FCC Chairman Pai is getting too cozy with the White House, critics say

Much of the media coverage surrounding President Donald Trump's meetings with tech industry executives this week has focused on the companies in the room — Apple, Microsoft, Verizon and so on.

Chairman Pai Picks Rosemary Harold to Lead Enforcement Bureau

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai announced that he intends to appoint Rosemary C. Harold to serve as chief of the Enforcement Bureau.

ICANN Announces Global Indigenous Ambassador Program

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) announced the creation of the Global Indigenous Ambassador Program. The program establishes two Indigenous Ambassadors, to be selected from underrepresented indigenous communities.

FCC Chairman Pai Announces Sullivan To Serve As Chief Of International Bureau

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai announced that the agency has chosen Tom Sullivan to serve as chief of the FCC’s International Bureau, continuing the work he has been doing as acting chief.