Summary: S.2881 — 111th Congress (2009-2010)All Information (Except Text)

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Reported to Senate with amendment(s) (08/05/2010)

FCC Commissioners' Technical Resource Enhancement Act - Amends the Communications Act of 1934 to permit each commissioner to appoint an electrical engineer or computer scientist to provide technical consultation and to interface with the Office of Engineering and Technology and other Federal Communications Commission (FCC) bureaus and technical staff.

Requires such engineer or scientist to hold an undergraduate or graduate degree in his or her respective field of expertise.

Directs the FCC Chairman to enter into an arrangement with the National Academy of Sciences to complete a specified study of, and report on, FCC technical policy decisionmaking and the technical personnel at the FCC.