President George W. Bush nominated Nancy J. Victory as the new Assistant Secretary for Communications and Information, and she was confirmed by the Senate on August 3. The Assistant Secretary becomes the Administrator of the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), the President's principal advisor on telecommunications policy, and the manager of the federal government's spectrum.
Prior to her appointment to the Department of Commerce, Assistant Secretary Victory was a partner in the Washington, D.C. law firm of Wiley, Rein & Fielding, where she worked on wireless and satellite issues, including spectrum allocation, licensing, and compliance. She has served as regulatory counsel for numerous transactions, ranging from relatively small asset transfers to some of the largest and most complex industry mergers.
Ms. Victory received her B.A. from Princeton University and her J.D. from the Georgetown University Law Center. She first joined Wiley, Rein & Fielding as an associate in 1989.
"I recognize the critical importance of the spectrum to the nation and to the world," she said on being sworn-in. "We have many spectrum management challenges confronting us, and spectrum management will be a top priority in my administration," she added.