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For Immediate Release
Chairman Pai Announces Leighton As Chief of Office of Strategic Planning & Policy Analysis
Economist Helping Chart the Path Forward for Planned Economics & Data Office
WASHINGTON, June 28, 2017 Ð FCC Chairman Ajit Pai today announced that the agency has chosen Wayne Leighton as chief of the FCCÕs Office of Strategic Planning and Policy Analysis, continuing the work he has been doing as acting chief.
ÒGood public policy relies on a wide swath of experts including economists, policy analysts, technology experts, and strategic thinkers. Wayne and his team serve this purpose for the FCC and do a wonderful job at it,Ó said Chairman Pai. ÒIÕm very pleased that Wayne has agreed to continue his work in this area. Specifically, WayneÕs leadership in developing recommendations for establishing the FCCÕs future Office of Economics and Data has been invaluable and will be key to establishing an important new office.Ó
The Office of Strategic Planning and Policy Analysis helps the Commission develop strategic plans, identify the agencyÕs policy objectives, and provide analysis and advice regarding complex, novel communications issues.
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This is an unofficial announcement of Commission action. Release of the full text of a Commission order constitutes official action. See MCI v. FCC, 515 F.2d 385 (D.C. Cir. 1974).