Julius P. Knapp
Chief, Office of Engineering & Technology, Federal Communications Commission
Julius Knapp is Chief of the FCC’s Office of Engineering and Technology (OET), which is the Commission’s primary resource for engineering expertise and provides technical support to the Chairman, Commissioners and FCC Bureaus and Offices.
Mr Knapp has been with the FCC for 41 years and became Chief of OET in 2006. He previously served as a Deputy Chief of OET from 2002 - 2006. Prior to that he was the Chief of the Policy & Rules Division where he was responsible for FCC frequency allocation proceedings and for proceedings amending the FCC rules for radio frequency devices. Mr Knapp was Chief of the FCC Laboratory from 1994 – 1997 where he was responsible for the FCC’s equipment authorization programme and technical analyses.
He has received the FCC’s Silver and Gold medal awards for distinguished service at the Commission. He was the 2001 recipient of the Eugene C. Bowler award for exceptional professionalism and dedication to public service and the 2010 recipient of the Federal Communications Bar Association Excellence in Government Service Award and the recipient of the WCAI 2010 government Leadership award. In 2013 he received the Presidential Distinguished Rank Award for exceptional achievement in the career Senior Executive Service of the United States of America, as well as the 2014 Fellow Award from the National Spectrum Management Association.
Mr Knapp received a Bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from the City College of New York in 1974.