FCC Wireless Bureau Gets New Acting Chief
Sworn into office November 4, Tom Wheeler, the new FCC chairman, has named current Wireless Telecommunications Bureau Chief Ruth Milkman as his chief of staff. Replacing Milkman as acting Wireless Bureau chief will be Roger Sherman, a communications attorney with strong links to the Democratic Party. The WTB oversees Amateur Radio within the FCC. Sherman previously served as the Democratic Chief Counsel to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce and as Democratic Staff Director to its Subcommittee on Communications and Technology. During the 111th Congress (2009-2011), Sherman was chief counsel for communications, technology, and the Internet. He previously served on the staffs of US Representative Henry Waxman and US Senator Alan Cranston. Earlier he was an attorney at Sprint Corporation and at the firm of Wiley, Rein.