Giving Barack Obama an official helping hand are Susan Crawford, well-known blogger, professor of law at the University of Michigan and and not-so-well-known viola aficionado, and Kevin Werbach, assistant professor of legal studies and business ethics at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School and organizer of the annual Supernova technology conference.
They’ll lead the Obama FCC transition team with the responsibility of advising the incoming administration on policy, budget and personnel matters, the Obama-Biden office announced today, says TVNewsday.
The appointments comes as a bit of a surprise, says the story, going on:
“Various press reports had said that former FCC Commissioner Henry Rivera would lead the team.
“Rivera is working on the transition, but is leading the team assigned to the National Science Foundation.”
He may have been bumped, “because of ethics guidelines,”says the story, adding
“Rivera is a communications attorney at Wiley, Rein with an active practice before the FCC.
“Crawford, Werbach and Rivera are members of a larger Agency Review Working Group overseeing the science, technology, space and arts agencies” headed by former National Cable & Telecommunications President Tom Wheeler.
Crawford is also internationally famous as the person behind OneWebDay, held annually on September 22 as, “an Earth Day for the internet.
“It’s a day to celebrate, educate, and activate — do good works and raise consciousness about the threats to the internet around the world,” she says.
Will working with the next president of the United States curtail Crawford’s interest in Blue Grass?
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