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Sicker Named Federal Communications Commission Chief Technologist


June 2010

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The Federal Communications Commission has named Associate Professor Douglas Sicker as Chief Technologist of the Commission. Dr. Sicker will reside in the Office of Strategic Planning and Policy Analysis and will advise the agency on technological issues. Sicker is currently Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Colorado Boulder with a joint appointment in the Interdisciplinary Telecommunications Program. He recently served on the FCC Omnibus Broadband Initiative working on matters related to research and development.

Sicker was previously Director of Global Architecture at Level 3 Communications, and prior to that was Chief of the Network Technology Division at the Federal Communications Commission. He is a senior member of the IEEE, as well as a member of the ACM and the Internet Society. He has chaired and served on the program committees of numerous technical conferences including IEEE, DySPAN, ISART and TPRC. After leaving the FCC, he was the Chair of the Network Reliability and Interoperability Council steering committee, an FCC federal advisory committee that focuses on network reliability, wireline spectral integrity and Internet peering and interconnection. Sicker also served on the Technical Advisory Council of the FCC. His research interests include network and wireless systems, network security, and telecommunications policy. Sicker has research funded through the NSF, DARPA, the Internet Society and the Federal Aviation Administration and holds a PhD from the University of Pittsburgh.

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