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Jamie Barnett Steps Down; David Furth Named Acting Chief of FCC PSHSB

Friday, April 20, 2012  
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FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski today announced Jamie Barnett, Rear AdmiralUSNR (Retired), Chief of the FCC?s Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau (PSHSB), will leave his position at the end of the month to return to the Potomac Institute for Policy Studies, a leading science and technology policy think tank, where he will be Senior Vice President. David Furth, currently a Deputy Chief in PSHSB, will serve as Acting Bureau Chief.

Chairman Genachowski said, "Jamie is an extraordinarily talented and effective leader, a valued colleague, and an outstanding and dedicated public servant. Thanks to his efforts, our country?s communications networks are stronger and more resilient, and Americans are and will be safer in significant ways. I wish Jamie the best as he moves on to the next stage of an already distinguished career."

Click here to read the rest of the FCC news release.