Business News of Wednesday, 25 January 2017
President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has appointed Joe Anokye as the Acting Director General for the National Communications Authority (NCA).
He takes over from William Tevie who occupied the position since June 22, 2015.
Mr. Anokye worked as a Telecommunications Service Manager with National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).
At NASA he was responsible for Integrated Service Network Information Technology.
He is said to be the ‘architect’ behind a telecommunications platform developed to collate results received by the New Patriotic Party (NPP) during the December 2016 presidential and parliamentary elections.
Mr. Anokye was the Technology Director of the NPP in the 2016 Campaign Team.
At NASA, he managed a team of highly technical network engineers who administer NASA’s Global Mission Telecommunication Wide Area Network (WAN); planned, configured, installed, and managed the robust secure traffic engineered MPLS Backbone that transport data, voice, and video from and to Space Shuttles, the International Space Station, the Deep Space Network and numerous Satellites, as well as other “Man” and “Unmanned” spacecrafts.
As a Telecommunications engineering service manager at NASA GSFC, Mr. Anokye worked collaboratively in many Telecommunications Planning exercises worldwide with Telecom and Network engineers from Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA),
He also worked with the German Space Operations Centre (GSOC), Canadian Space Agency (CSA), Australia’s Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO – Dongara) and many other national Space Programs like the Jet Propulsion Lab (JPL) in California.
He attended the University of Maryland.