Policymakers

Profiles of the people who make or influence communications policy.

Preet Bharara opens up about his interactions with Trump

Former US attorney Preet Bharara talked about the three times Donald Trump called him, and the one time he didn't answer.

The Other Hearing on Thursday: NTIA Administrator-nominee David Redl

James Comey may have sucked up all the oxygen June 8 on Capitol Hill, but NTIA Administrator-nominee David Redl, previously senior counsel for the House Commerce Committee, addressed several issues of interest to technology and telecommunications

Kathi Kromer new head of ALA Washington Office

After a nationwide search for the American Library Association’s (ALA) new Associate Executive Director (AED), Washington (DC) Office, ALA has announced the appointment of Kathi Kromer to the role.

President Trump may have found his new nominees for the FCC

President Donald Trump could soon fill the two open slots at the Federal Communications Commission, by tapping Brendan Carr, currently the general counsel to current FCC Chairman Ajit Pai, and Jessica Rosenworcel, a Democrat who previously served

FCC chairman visits Iowa, discusses rural broadband access

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai paid a visit to three Northwest Iowa towns to address the issue of broadband Internet access -- or lack thereof -- in rural areas.

FCC Seeks Nominations for Membership on Advisory Committee on Diversity and Digital Empowerment

The Federal Communications Commission is seeking nominations for membership on, and a Chairperson for, the Advisory Committee on Diversity and Digital Empowerment (the Committee).

Secretary of Commerce Announces Interim Leadership for US Patent and Trademark Office

US Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross has named US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) Associate Solicitor Joseph Matal to perform the functions and duties of the Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the USPTO.

Senate Judiciary Chairman Threatens to Subpoena Comey

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-IA) is opening the door to summoning James Comey to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee after the former FBI director declined an invitation.

White House Staff, Congress Blindsided by FBI Pick Announcement

Apparently, President Donald Trump’s top communications staff, and much of his senior White House team, did not know the president was going to make the official announcement for nominating James Comey’s successor early on June 7 via a single twee