Eric Burger to Serve as FCC Chief Technology Officer

Eric Burger

Eric Burger, former director of the National Science Foundation-sponsored Security and Software Engineering Research Center, has been appointed to serve as the Federal Communications Commission‘s next chief technology officer.

He will succeed Henning Schulzrinne, who accepted a new position at Columbia University, and advise FCC and Chairman Ajit Pai and on technology and engineering matters as CTO, the agency said Monday.

Burger holds multiple telecommunications-related patents and has knowledge of internet, network and telecommunications technology standards.

He also serves as chairman of the board at AtFCyber, a consultant for StandardsTrack, non-executive director of the Public Interest Registry and a board member at Ascension Technology Group.

He also held the CTO position at SnowShore NetworksCantata Technology, BEA System and NeuStar.

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