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FCC’s Marcus Honored by IEEE

FCC's Marcus Honored by IEEE

The FCC’s Office of Engineering and Technology Chief Ed Thomas lauded the accomplishments of FCC engineer, Michael Marcus, who was recently conferred as a Fellow by the IEEE for members with an extraordinary record of accomplishment.
“I am pleased that the IEEE has chosen to recognize Mike’s contributions in the field of radio technologies,” Thomas said. “Mike’s creative technological vision significantly advanced policies that led to the deployment of spread spectrum and Wi-Fi. The rank of Fellow is a fitting tribute to Mike’s extensive accomplishments.”
Marcus joined OET in 1979 and currently serves as associate chief for technology. For much of this time, Marcus has specialized in spectrum management policy, focusing on technological issues.
He championed changes in commission rules that enabled spread spectrum, use of unlicensed devices in certain spectrum bands, and use of upper millimeter wave technologies. He also provided direction in establishing a technical approach to solving issues of satellite jamming.
Before joining the FCC, Marcus worked for Bell Laboratories, the U.S. Air Force, and the Institute for Defense Analyses.