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25th Anniversary of FCC Decision Enabling Wi-Fi and Bluetooth

25th Anniversary of FCC Decision Enabling Wi-Fi and Bluetooth
A series of posts describing how this all came about. (Click on picture above)

Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Spectrum Personnel Changes at FCC

Two items you may not have heard about. Alan Scrime, Chief Policy and Rules Division, Office of Engineering and Technology will leave FCC on 9/15 to take on a new job with the Army at Ft. Monmouth, NJ - much closer to his Northern New Jersey residence than 12th St., SW. He will be working on spectrum-related issues such as cognitive radios.

[Since this was posted an administrative hangup in the Army has delayed Al's departure and his staff is pleased he will be with them for a little longer.]

Al joined FCC in 2002 after a long career in the Bell System and then with a startup. He has been responsible for the preparation of most of OET agenda items and has been one of the nicest people I have worked with during my whole government career. He will be missed.

Angela Giancarlo will serve as Comm. McDowell's permanent (as opposed to interim) Legal Advisor for wireless and international issues. Ms. Giancarlo was most recently Acting Legal Advisor to Commissioner McDowell for wireless and international issues. Previously, she held the position of Associate Chief for Spectrum Policy in the Public Safety and Critical Infrastructure Division of the Wireless Telecommunications Bureau. Prior to joining the Commission, she worked in the Washington, DC office of Hogan & Hartson L.L.P., where her primary focus as Senior Associate was advising clients on commercial and private wireless regulation, auction-related transactional matters and strategic planning onspectrum allocations. Ms. Giancarlo has authored several articles on spectrum and technology matters, and is an active member of the Federal Communications Bar Association. She began her career in the congressional office of former U.S. Representative Jack Kemp (R-NY), where she served in a number of capacities over the course of four years. Ms. Giancarlo received a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from Trinity College in Washington, DC and a Juris Doctor degree from the Columbus School of Law at Catholic University of America.

So the 8th Floor wireless advisors are now:
Fred Campbell , Bruce Gottlieb, Barry Ohlson, Aaron Goldberger, and Ms. Gaincarlo.

As a public service, here are their apparent e-mail addresses:


Remember, e-mail messages on ex parte matters must also be filed separately with ECFS.

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