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Thomas Power - Participant

Tom Power has served as the U.S. Deputy Chief Technology Officer for Telecommunications at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy since August 2011.  As Deputy CTO, Tom helps develop and coordinate Administration policy on telecom and technology issues.  He also chairs the National Science and Technology Council’s Committee on Technology.  Before joining OSTP, Tom served for more than two years as the Chief of Staff of the National Telecommunications and Information Administration at the U.S. Department of Commerce.  At NTIA, Tom provided policy and managerial direction for a wide range of agency activities, including spectrum, Internet policymaking, and Recovery Act broadband grant programs. 

Between 2000 and 2009, Tom served as General Counsel of Fiberlink Communications in Blue Bell, PA.  From 1994 -2000, he served in supervisory roles at the Federal Communications Commission before being named Senior Legal Adviser to FCC Chairman William Kennard, advising the chairman on broadband, common carrier, and mass media matters.  Before joining the FCC, Tom was a telecommunications and litigation partner at the law firm of Winston & Strawn.  He received his undergraduate and law degrees from the University of Virginia.

Background

Organization

Office of Science and Technology Policy

Title

U.S. Deputy Chief Technology Officer for Telecommunications