Douglas Sicker will trade the bucolic Rocky Mountain foothills of Boulder, Colo. for the damp swamps of Washington, D.C. to become the next CTO of the FCC.
Sicker, who had previous experience with the agency, is currently associate professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Colorado. In his new position, the FCC said in a news release, he'll "reside in the Office of Strategic Planning and Policy Analysis" which, as best as we can tell, is located in D.C.
In addition to his past work with the FCC, where he was chief of the Network Technology Division, Sicker also was director of global architecture for Level3 Communications.
"His technical expertise will help the FCC pursue policies that spur investment, create jobs, promote innovation and advance our nation's global technology leadership," FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski expounded in the agency's news release.
- see the news release
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