- Location(s) of Work:
Dr. Jackson began his career as a computer programmer and worked as both a system
programmer and digital designer. At the Federal Communications Commission, he was special
assistant to the Chief of the Common Carrier Bureau and engineering assistant to Commissioner
Robinson. Dr. Jackson was staff engineer for the Communications Subcommittee of the U.S.
House of Representatives. After leaving government, has worked as a consultant and professor.
Currently, Dr. Jackson provides consulting services as JTC, LLC and is an adjunct professor of
electrical engineering at George Washington University.
Dr. Jackson has written extensively on radio spectrum management and policy, and has
consulted on radio spectrum management for the governments of New Zealand, Germany and
Dr. Jackson has authored or coauthored numerous studies on public policy issues in telecom-
munications and has testified before Congress on technology and telecommunications policy.
Over the last several years, he has also directed or participated in projects on acquisition
analysis, market planning, and product pricing. He has written for professional journals and the
general press, with articles appearing in publications ranging from The IEEE Transactions on
Computers to Scientific American to The St. Petersburg Times. He holds a U.S. patent on an
alarm signaling system. Dr. Jackson was appointed by the Secretary of Commerce to the
Commerce Department’s Spectrum Planning and Policy Advisory Committee and by the
Chairman of the FCC to the FCC’s Technological Advisory Council (TAC), where he chaired
the spectrum working group during the TAC’s first term.
Dr. Jackson is a member of the IEEE, the Internet Society, the American Mathematical Society,
and Sigma Xi. He is an adjunct professor of electrical engineering and computer science at
George Washington University, where he has taught graduate courses on mobile communica-
tions, wireless networks and the Internet.