Thomas C. Power
Thomas C. Power is the U.S. Deputy Chief Technology Officer for Telecommunications at the Office of Science and Technology Policy in the Executive Office of the President. As Deputy CTO, Mr. Power helps develop and coordinate Administration policy on telecom and technology issues. Before joining OSTP in August, 2011, Mr. Power served as the Chief of Staff of the National Telecommunications and Information Administration at the Department of Commerce. At NTIA, Mr. Power provided managerial and policy support for a wide range of agency activities, including internet policymaking, spectrum, and Recovery Act broadband grant programs.
Prior to joining NTIA in April 2009, Mr. Power served for nine years as General Counsel of Fiberlink Communications in Blue Bell, Pennsylvania. From 1994 -2000, he served in several supervisory roles at the Federal Communications Commission before being named Senior Legal Adviser to FCC Chairman William Kennard, advising the chairman on broadband, common carrier, and mass media matters. Before joining the FCC, Mr. Power was a telecommunications and litigation partner at Winston & Strawn. He received his undergraduate and law degrees from the University of Virginia.