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Obama tech adviser Susan Crawford leaving

By Ed O'Keefe

The Post's Cecilia Kang reports in her Post Tech blog:

White House technology policy adviser, Susan Crawford will leave her position in January to return to the University of Michigan Law School where she is a tenured professor, according to the Obama administration.

Crawford, known as a proponent of controversial net neutrality rules, has been on temporary leave from the university to serve in the White House. That sabbatical, which began two months after she received tenure at the University of Michigan, will end in January.

“Susan has done an outstanding job coordinating technology policy at the National Economic Council where her expertise on issues from intellectual property to the Internet has been invaluable," said a White House spokesman. "We understand that she needs to return to her responsibilities in Ann Arbor, but we will miss having her wise counsel in the White House.”

Crawford has served as a technology policy coordinator for President Obama on the National Economic Council headed by Lawrence H. Summers. In that role she has been President Obama's adviser on the development of broadband Internet networks and a net neutrality policy. She has written extensively about net neutrality in her personal blog.

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By Ed O'Keefe  | October 28, 2009; 12:00 PM ET
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