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Released: August 26, 2014
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See MCI v. FCC. 515 F 2d 385 (D.C. Circ 1974).

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August 26, 2014

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SCOTT JORDAN NAMED CHIEF TECHNOLOGY OFFICER

Washington, D.C. - FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler announced today the appointment of Scott Jordan as Chief

Technology Officer. Jordan succeeds Henning Schulzrinne, who will return to Columbia University and

continue to serve the Commission in a part-time capacity as a Technology Advisor.

“Scott’s engineering and technical expertise, particularly with respect to the Internet, will provide great

assistance to the Commission as we consider decisions that will affect America’s communications platforms.

We are delighted that he is joining us,” said FCC Chairman Wheeler.

“Scott has big shoes to fill, as the contributions of outgoing Chief Technology Officer Henning Schulzrinne,

are innumerable. Henning played an invaluable role within the Commission in making sure our tech

transition efforts have a sound grounding in technology. Most recently his research and advice were key in

the Commission’s decision to hold carriers accountable by adopting rules requiring text-to-911 services,”

Chairman Wheeler said.

In his role as Chief Technology Officer, Jordan will serve as the senior advisor on technical matters

across the agency. Jordan will engage with technology experts outside the agency and promote technical

excellence among agency staff. Jordan will be based in the FCC’s Office of Strategic Planning and Policy

Analysis.

Jordan joins the Commission from the University of California, Irvine, where he is a Professor of Computer

Science. Jordan is widely known for his research on communications platforms, pricing, and differentiated

services on the Internet. In the technology arena, Jordan works to further integrate voice, data, and video on

the Internet and on wireless networks.

Jordan received his undergraduate degrees in Applied Mathematics, Electrical Engineering and Computer

Science from the University of California, Berkeley. He also holds a Masters Degree and Ph.D in Electrical

Engineering & Computer Science, also obtained from the University of California, Berkeley. Prior to joining

UC-Irvine, Jordan served as an Associate Professor at Northwestern University and served as an IEEE

Congressional Fellow, working in the United States Senate on Internet and telecommunications policy issues,

and on the FCC Open Internet Technical Advisory Committee.

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