Douglas Sicker has been named as chief technologist of the FCC. Dr. Sicker will reside in the Office of Strategic Planning and Policy Analysis and will advise the agency on technological issues.

Currently, Sicker is associate professor in the department of computer science at the University of Colorado at Boulder. He recently served on the Omnibus Broadband Initiative working on matters related to research and development.

Prior to this he was director of global architecture at Level 3 Communications. Before that, Sicker was chief of the network technology division at the FCC. He is a senior member of the IEEE, as well as a member of the ACM and the Internet Society.

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