Policymakers

Profiles of the people who make or influence communications policy.

Edward Parkinson Named Acting CEO of First Responder Network Authority

The First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet Authority) and the Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) announced that Edward Parkinson will serve as Acting Chief Executive Officer, following t

Christine S. Wilson Sworn in as FTC Commissioner

Christine Wilson was sworn in Sept 26 as a Commissioner of the Federal Trade Commission. President Donald Trump named Wilson to a term that expires on Sept. 25, 2025.

Commissioner Maureen K. Ohlhausen Announces Departure from the FTC

Commissioner Maureen K. Ohlhausen announced her departure from the Federal Trade Commission upon the expiration of her term Sept 25.

Rep Blackburn Fought to End Net Neutrality, But Will It Matter to Voters?

In March of 2017, Congress had just voted to allow internet service providers to sell the browser histories of consumers, a move that was greeted by an overwhelming backlash online.

Commissioner Rosenworcel Launches New Podcast Focused On Women In Technology

Federal Communications Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel launched “Broadband Conversations,” a podcast dedicated to highlighting women who are making an impact on our digital lives.

The House is Shuttling Through Tech and Cyber Bills but the Senate's Behind

The House passed a slew of tech and cyber bills the week of Sept 3, ranging from imposing automatic sanctions on foreign hackers to creating a new chief data officer position at the Homeland Security Department.

FCC Seeks Nominees to Oversee $10 Billion Universal Service Fund

The Federal Communications Commission seeks nominations for the following positions on the Board of Directors of the Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC) for a three-year term.

NTIA, FirstNet Authority Announce Leadership Changes

Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross has reappointed Edward Horowitz to the FirstNet Board and named him Chair of the Board for a two-year term.

Chairman Pai Hails Guilty Plea Over Threats to His Family

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai thanked law enforcement for its work in securing a guilty plea from a man who threatened his family.