FCC Names Alison Neplokh Deputy Chief Technologist
April 16, 2015 at 4:13 PM (PT)
The FCC has named ALISON NEPLOKH, Media Bureau Chief Engineer and former Acting Legal Advisor to Commissioner JESSICA ROSENWORCEL, as Deputy Chief Technologist. She will continue in her role as the Media Bureau's Chief Engineer with the Media Bureau and will continue to manage the Downloadable Security Technology Advisory Committee.
FCC Chief Technologist SCOTT JORDAN said, “ALISON’s outstanding skills and deep experience will greatly benefit our office. In addition to her continued work in the Media Bureau, she brings to this position an impressive background in electrical and computer engineering and a wealth of experience in telecommunications policy.”
Media Bureau Chief BILL LAKE said, “ALISON is a rare combination of a superbly talented engineer, steeped in the technologies of the industries we work with, and a lawyer who can present and explain things clearly and simply to a layperson. She has made immeasurable contributions to the Media Bureau's most challenging projects, including preparations for the upcoming broadcast spectrum incentive auction, and I am delighted that she will now be able to bring her talents to bear on an even broader range of technological issues as Deputy Chief Technologist.”
ROSENWORCEL added, “I am thrilled that ALISON NEPLOKH will be taking on this new role. Her institutional knowledge, technical know-how, and background in both electrical and computer engineering make her an excellent choice. I am confident that the agency will benefit greatly from her counsel. I am also proud of the work she does to encourage girls to pursue STEM careers – because she’s a terrific role model.”