Austin Bonner has been promoted to deputy chief technology officer for policy, according to an email seen by FedScoop.

Bonner’s new position, first reported by Axios, builds on her current role at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, where he focused on a number of telecommunication issues. she used to work here Federal Communications Commission,

“Over the past year, Austin has led White House efforts on a wide range of telecommunications issues, including wireless spectrum and national security/emergency preparedness communications,” read the email announcing his promotion. “She did this with the grace, determination and expertise needed to bring together diverse viewpoints and advance policy.”

The email continued: “We are excited to bring his leadership skills and expertise to meet other key technology policy priorities, including privacy, access, digital equity and many other issues.”

Prior to joining the FCC, Austin practiced communications and appellate law, focusing on complex technologies and telecommunications. Currently, she is also an Adjunct Professor at the Georgetown University Law Center, where she focuses on topics including administrative law.

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