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FCC Office of Engineering and Technology Promotions

The Chief of the FCC's Office of Engineering and Technology (OET), Edmond J. Thomas, announced the promotion of Ira Keltz to Chief, Electromagnetic Compatibility Division; Jamison S. Prime to Chief, Spectrum Policy Branch; and Robert J. Chase to Chief, Technical Analysis Branch. Engineers will be pleased to see that two of the three promotions put electrical engineers into the branch chief positions. Ira Keltz has an M.S.E. in Electrical Engineering from George Washington University and Ronald Chase has a B.S. in Electrical Engineering and a M.S. in Physics from the University of Maryland. Jamison Prime's background is in law. He received his J.D. from the Indiana School of Law and is currently a member of the Federal Communications Bar Association's editorial advisory board to the Federal Communications Law Journal.

Ronald Chase's FCC experience includes development of ultra-wideband (UWB) operational rules and electromagnetic modeling and simulation activities supporting the development of rules for broadband over power line communications (BPL). He is also a member of the Institute for Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE), the Mathematical Association of America (MAA), the American Institute of Physics (AIP) and the Amateur Radio Relay League (ARRL), among others.

Ira Keltz managed the FCC's Advanced Wireless Services (3G) proceedings and proceedings relating to Part 15 unlicensed devices. He also managed the implementation of the FCC Wireless Bureau's Universal Licensing System (ULS).

For more information on these new branch chiefs, see the FCC news release FCC Office of Engineering and Technology Announces Several Personnel Promotions.