Policymakers

Profiles of the people who make or influence communications policy.

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.

Boris Epshteyn, a former Trump surrogate, now defends him as a Sinclair TV pundit

TV station powerhouse Sinclair Broadcast Group raised a few eyebrows in April when it hired Boris Epshteyn as its chief political analyst.

Spicer searching for candidates to take over White House briefing

Apparently, White House press secretary Sean Spicer is leading a search for his own replacement at the briefing room podium as part of a larger plan to shake up the White House communications operations.

Reading the Rosenworcel Tea Leaves

President Donald Trump officially sent to the Senate Jessica Rosenworcel's renomination to be a commissioner at the Federal Communications Commission on June 15.

Philip Verveer, Former FCC Senior Counsel and Deputy Assistant Secretary of State, Joins Venable's Regulatory Practice in Washington

Venable LLP announced that Philip L. Verveer has joined the firm's Regulatory practice as senior counsel in Washington (DC) where he will focus on antitrust and domestic and international communications law and policy.

Chairman Pai Honored by Zee TV

Ajit Pai, the first Indian American to chair the Federal Communications Commission, will receive the Zee Entertainment National Leadership Award. That is coming at a Capitol Hill reception July 13.

FCC Chairman Pai Picks Stockdale To Lead Wireless Telecommunications Bureau

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai announced that he intends to appoint Donald Stockdale to serve as chief of the Wireless Telecommunications Bureau.

Meet the New OTI Staff, Summer Interns, and Fellows

The Open Technology Institute team is expanding!