Douglas Sicker rejoins FCC as Chief Technologist

Douglas Sicker has decided to leave his lecture plans back at University of Colorado at Boulder to rejoin the FCC as the agency's new chief technologist. Sickler currently is Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Colorado at Boulder with a joint appointment in the Interdisciplinary Telecommunications Program.

Although the press release announcing his appointment does not specify whether Dr. Sicker will stay in Colorado or come to D.C., it did say that he "will reside in the Office of Strategic Planning and Policy Analysis," which is likely located in Washington, D.C.

In addition to his previous post at the FCC as Chief of the Network Technology Division, Sicker more recently served as the Level 3 Communications' Director of Global Architecture.

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

For more:
- see the release here
- check out FierceCable's coverage

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