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FCC names Robbins to managing director post

Federal executive David Robbins has been appointed as managing director of the Federal Communications Commission, effective Sept. 12, FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski announced.

Robbins will succeed Steven VanRoekel, who became the federal CIO last month, replacing Vivek Kundra.

In his new post Robbins will be in charge of  administration and management, including budgets, human resources, contracts, purchasing, communications, computer services, physical facilities, security, commission meetings and open government, according to a Sept. 2 news release.

Robbins most recently served as an associate administrator for the Small Business Administration’s Office of Management and Administration, where he was in charge of human capital management, facilities management, security, records management, executive secretariat, administrative services, and grants management. He also headed the SBA’s modernization program for its loan management and accounting systems.

“David's leadership and management experience will be invaluable as we continue our efforts to do our work on behalf of the public more efficiently and effectively,” Genachowski said.

Robbins also has previously served in several positions at the Federal Trade Commission, including assistant director, attorney and senior program manager. He also worked for 15 years in the private sector as an attorney and IT executive.

Robbins received his law degree. from Seton Hall University School of Law in 1995, and a bachelor of science degree in computer science from Rutgers University/Livingston College in 1986.

Posted by Alice Lipowicz on Sep 06, 2011 at 12:11 PM


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