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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)

Thursday, December 07, 2006

Rumored Personnel Changes in FCC/OET

Rumors are floating around FCC about 3 pending promotions in the Office of Engineering and Technology to refill the depleted management ranks. All 3 are career FCC employees who have been in OET for a while.

It is reported that Ron Repasi and Ira Keltz are about to move into the deputy office chief positions vacated by Bruce Franca's retirement and Julie Knapp's promotion to office chief - which has never been announced but is at least now on the posted organization chart.

Ron has been the FCC observer on IRAC - a key liaison role with NTIA and others on federal spectrum management issues. Ira has been chief of the Electromagnetic Compatibility Divisions, OET's analytical wing.

It is reported that Geraldine "Gerri" Matise is about to move into the key Policy & Rules Division slot vacated by Alan Scrime a few months ago. Gerri has been deputy chief and now acting chief of that division.

Reports are that all these moves are pending, they have been announced in internally, but have not received final approvals. My congratulations to all 3 on honors well deserved!

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