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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)

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Burrowing in at FCC

News reports have contained stories of burrowing - Bush appointees converting to career civil service jobs to either preserve their salaries or perhaps frustrate the next administration. This is really nothing new.

Indeed, FCC for decades seems to have had an unwritten policy that commissioners' assistants can stay on after their 8th floor job ends and move into a career job. I, for one, think that this special case has been successful as the number of people involved is small, it allows commissioners to recruit very good people, and allows the staff to include people who have worked in the circles of the 8th floor.

To shed light on how much, if any burrowing is going on at FCC now, SpectrumTalk encourages people with direct knowledge to post information anonymously on burrowing. Just click on the word "comments" below to make your posting. While you can sign such a post, you can also do it anonymous to both me and other readers of SpectrumTalk. So tell us, what is really happening on 12th St., SW?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Michelle Connelly was brought back as Chief Econ for a second term - ensuring that Martin's Chief Econ lasts well into the new Obama FCC