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Greg Elin to Enter Private Sector After FCC Departure

FCCSealGreg Elin, chief data officer at the Federal Communications Commission for the past three years, will enter the private sector after he leaves the agency this fall, Fedscoop reported Wednesday.

Colby Hochmuth writes Elin is interested in creating a startup after he departs the FCC but did not disclose further details of his next career phase.

One of Elin’s initiatives at the FCC involved a mobile application that works to measure a mobile phone’s connectivity quality and use crowdsourcing methods to collect data, Hochmuth reports.

Elin told Fedscoop agencies should use data to measure what they are trying to do and performance of those efforts.

“My responsibilities have been around improving how we collect data and improving how we share that data out,” Elin told Fedscoop.

“It’s much more about making that data a better asset for more people to use, both internally and externally.”

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