FCC Vet Burger Joins OSTP

U.S. Chief Technology Office Michael Kratsios has tapped an FCC veteran to a top network security post, the CTO tweeted Thursday (Nov. 21). 

Eric Burger, former Chief Technology Officer at the FCC, has been named assistant director for telecom and Cybersecurity at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP), where he will focus on 5G, broadband, and telecom. 

Before joining the FCC in October 2017, Burger was director of the Georgetown site of the NSF Security and Software Engineering Research Center in Washington, which deals with issues including robocalls, network deployment and network security and stability. 

Burger is also a former CTO at various public and private internet and telecom companies, including Nuestar, MCI, Texas Instruments, and Cable & Wireless. 

“I congratulate Eric on his new position," FCC Chairman Ajit Pai said. "He did a terrific job at the Commission, and I'm glad that the American people will continue to benefit from his expertise."

John Eggerton

Contributing editor John Eggerton has been an editor and/or writer on media regulation, legislation and policy for over four decades, including covering the FCC, FTC, Congress, the major media trade associations, and the federal courts. In addition to Multichannel News and Broadcasting + Cable, his work has appeared in Radio World, TV Technology, TV Fax, This Week in Consumer Electronics, Variety and the Encyclopedia Britannica.