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White House Names Robert Blair Special Representative for Int’l Telecom Policy

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President Donald Trump has appointed Robert Blair, assistant to the president and senior adviser to interim  White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney, as the U.S. representative for international telecommunications policy.

The White House said Monday Blair will be responsible for prioritizing the administration’s efforts to promote communications security and reliability and coordinating with stakeholders on telecom infrastructure matters.

He will also work with Larry Kudlow, assistant to the president for economic policy, to shape 5G policies.

Blair previously worked at the Office of Management and Budget as assistant director of defense programs and served for more than a decade on the House Appropriations Committee.

Prior to Capitol Hill, he was a presidential management fellow with the State Department. He started his federal career as a volunteer for the Peace Corps.