FCC Names Deputy Chief Technologist

Neplokh Also to Remain Chief Engineer of Media Bureau

Alison Neplokh, chief engineer of the Federal Communications Commission's Media Bureau, has added new duties after being named deputy chief technologist for the agency.

Neplokh has been at the FCC since 2002 and has been working on the incentive auction, net neutrality and the DTV transition, among other things.

“Alison’s outstanding skills and deep experience will greatly benefit our office,” FCC chief technologist Scott Jordan said in announcing her appointment. “In addition to her continued work in the Media Bureau, she brings to this position an impressive background in electrical and computer engineering and a wealth of experience in telecommunications policy.”

Before joining the FCC, Neplokh was a sotfware engineer with Ericsson. She also has a J.D. from Georgetown Law.