Steve Rosenberg, chief data officer of the Federal Communications Commission’s Wireline Competition Bureau, has been named acting chief data and analytics officer at the FCC. He will also serve as chief of the data division in the FCC Office of Economics and Analytics and lead OPEN Data Government Act implementation efforts, the commission said Monday. Rosenberg joined the agency in 2009 as a National Broadband Plan team member who helped identify gaps in broadband internet access throughout the U.S.
In the same announcement, FCC said Michael Janson will return to the commission to be director of a task force that conducts auctions designed to distribute Universal Service Fund support for broadband network services in unserved areas of the country.
Janson will lead the Rural Broadband Auctions Task Force and concurrently serve as acting assistant chief of OEA after his teaching stint at the University of Pennsylvannia Law School. He first joined the agency in 2013 and previously served as its open internet ombudsman. He will replace Chelsea Fallon, who will transition from heading the task force to leading the implementation of FCC’s Digital Opportunity Data Collection program.