Nnake Nweke, PhD, Esq
Director, Office of Internet Freedom
Broadcasting Board of Governors
Washington DC, USA
Member: WNG Board of Advisors
Member: WNG Technology Roundtable
WNG Panel Moderator: "Big Data and Privacy: Do You Know Where Your Data Is?
WNG Panel Moderator: "Cybersecurity for Small Businesses
WNG Panel Moderator: "Demystifying Innovation: Proven Methodologies, Best Practices and How To's
As Director of the Office of Internet Freedom at the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG), an independent federal agency that oversees all civilian U.S. international broadcasting, Dr. Nweke serves as the principal advisor to the BBG Board, the CEO, and BBG’s five networks – the Voice of America, Office of Cuba Broadcasting, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, Radio Free Asia and the Middle East Broadcasting Networks – on technological and innovative efforts to circumvent Internet censorship around the globe.
Dr. Nweke’s accomplished career includes more than 15 years of experience in information and communications technology, cybersecurity, Internet policy, engineering systems and technology policy.
Most recently, he served as a branch chief in the Office of Engineering and Technology at the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). Earlier, he worked as a senior engineer in the Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau of the FCC’s Cybersecurity and Communications Reliability Division, as well as a senior staff member of the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, a Technical Specialist for a Washington, D.C. law firm, and a research engineer at the National Security Agency.
In January 2015, Dr. Nweke founded the Science and Technology Policy Center for Development. The organization’s mission is to advance knowledge and assist in the development and implementation of robust, comprehensive science and technology policies that achieve sustained economic growth in developing nations, particularly in Africa.
Dr. Nweke has a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Johns Hopkins University and a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Maryland School of Law.
He has earned a series of professional honors, including the Meritorious Award from the FCC’s Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau in recognition of his outstanding contributions to enhance the security of the United States’ communications network infrastructure.