Rome businessman appointed to FCC advisory committee

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Dr. Andrew L. Drozd, of Rome, has been appointed by Acting Federal Communications Commission Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel to serve as a member of the Communications Security, Reliability, and Interoperability Council VIII (CSRIC VIII) for a two-year term, which began on Friday, Sept. 3. Drozd was selected from a list of candidates from the public and private sectors across the U.S. to serve on the committee.

According to Rosenworcel, public and private sector industry expertise will be essential to assist the council in completing its mission.

The advisory council will
provide recommendations to the FCC to promote the security, reliability, and interoperability of our nation’s communications systems and infrastructure, according to the announcement.

Uder the current charter, CSRIC will address issues
concerning 5G security, risks to service providers from software and cloud services stacks, and the availability and resiliency of 911 service and wireless emergency alerts, the announcement added.

Drozd’s focus will be on wireless security for current and future communications infrastructure including information technology and agile spectrum regulatory modernization, dynamic spectrum management governance, beyond 5G (B5G) technologies, decentralized and fault tolerant network architectures, and multiaccess edge computing (MEC) to enhance communications and wireless cyber security, reliability, and interoperability.

CSRIC has a long history of making important recommendations to the FCC. The CSRIC is led by Suzon Cameron, designated federal officer (DFO) of CSRIC VIII, and Kurian Jacob, deputy DFO.

Drozd is the president/CEO of ANDRO Computational Solutions, LLC, and the Chairman of the Project Fibonacci Foundation, Inc. His future plans include continued scientific research in human and machine learning that would advance the field of artificial intelligence and assist in technological workforce preparedness to enhance global competitiveness through innovation. He also continues to research the field of quantum science to advance the state of the art of radio frequency communications, cyber, and networking systems. Drozd received advanced engineering and corporate leadership in technology degrees from Syracuse University and St. John Fisher College and was inducted into the Rome Academy of Science Hall of Fame in 2019.

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