FCC Names Chief Technologist

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Washington
-- The Federal Communications Commission has named Douglas Sicker as chief
technologist.

Chairman
Julius Genachowski said in announcing the appointment that he will "help
the FCC pursue policies that spur investment, create jobs, promote innovation,
and advance our nation's global technology leadership."

Sicker
will be based in the Office of Strategic Planning and Policy Analysis.

Sicker
was also an adviser on research and development to the FCC's national broadband
plan task force.

 It will be a homecoming
for Sicker, who is also the former chief of the FCC's network technology
division. Most recently, Sicker has been an associate professor of computer
science at the University of Colorado.

His
resume also includes director of global architecture for Level 3
Communications.

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