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2012 OCBO Supplier Diversity Conference and Workshop

August 6, 2012 - 04:47 PM by Calvin Osborne, Attorney Advisor
On Tuesday, July 10, 2012 the FCC’s Office of Communications Business Opportunities (“OCBO”) hosted its inaugural Supplier Diversity Conference and Workshop. The conference provided small, minority, and women-owned businesses access to information about the business opportunities
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White House Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act

August 2, 2012 - 01:52 PM by Karen Peltz Strauss, Deputy Bureau Chief, Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau
Last week, I was honored to represent the Federal Communications Commission at the White House’s observation of the Americans with Disabilities Act’s (ADA) 22nd anniversary.  Kareem Dale, the Special Advisor to the President on Disabilities Issues, opened the event, and Valerie
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Review of the Literature Regarding Critical Information Needs of the American Public.

July 25, 2012 - 03:31 PM by Daniel Margolis, Attorney Advisor
A team of researchers led by the University of Southern California’s Annenberg School of Communications prepared for the FCC a review of the literature regarding the critical information needs of the American Public.  The report concluded that: (1) There is an identifiable set of basic
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FCC Chairman Announces Jobs-Focused Digital Literacy Partnership Between Connect2Compete and the 2,800 American Job Centers

July 23, 2012 - 04:53 PM by Jordan Usdan and Kevin Almasy, Public-Private Initiatives
We know today’s job market is more competitive than ever, but trying to find a job without knowing how to use the Internet is becoming nearly impossible.  Over 80% of Fortune 500 companies, from Target to Wal-Mart, require online job applications.  In the next decade, it is
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The Gender Gap in Mobile and Internet Access in the Developing World

July 23, 2012 - 01:38 PM by Ann Mei Chang, Department of State Senior Advisor for Women and Technology
We have seen evidence over and over again that investing in women and girls is one of the most direct and effective ways to produce economic and social progress.  We have also seen how information and communication technologies (or ICT) have accelerated the pace of change by introducing
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Hosting a New Generation of Leaders at the FCC

July 18, 2012 - 01:42 PM by Mindel DeLaTorre, Chief, International Bureau
On July 12, 2012, the FCC hosted a program for TechGirls, a U.S. Department of State initiative sponsoring an international exchange program designed to empower young girls to pursue careers in the science and technology sectors. The FCC hosted an impressive group of 25 young women between
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Mapping the Mobility Fund Phase I Auction

July 13, 2012 - 04:18 PM by Michael Byrne, Geographic Information Officer
The FCC is rolling out new mapping tools for the upcoming auction of Mobility Fund Phase I universal service support.  The electronic application to participate in this auction displays maps, based on certain information entered in the application, of areas eligible for Mobility Fund Phase
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Charting Broadband Opportunities for Low-Income Americans

July 11, 2012 - 10:00 AM by Julie Veach, Acting Chief, Wireline Competition Bureau
We are delighted by the response last week to our groundbreaking Lifeline Broadband Adoption Pilot competition.  Our Pilot takes aim at a problem that perpetuates poverty in the 21st Century:  the low rate of broadband adoption by low-income Americans.  Providers of all kinds
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Supporting Calling Plan Rights for Military Service Members

July 6, 2012 - 02:20 PM by Kris Monteith, Acting Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau Chief
Celebrating the birth of our nation reminds us of the sacrifices our forefathers made for our liberty, and the sacrifices the men and women of our armed services continue to make today to ensure we remain free. Here at the FCC, we remind U.S. service members of their rights regarding
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FCC to Host a Supplier Diversity Conference for Small, Minority and Women-Owned Businesses

June 29, 2012 - 03:52 PM by Calvin Osborne, Attorney Advisor
The FCC’s Office of Communications Business Opportunities (“OCBO”) hosted a Supplier Diversity Conference and Workshop on Tuesday, July 10, 2012 from 9:00 am until 4:30 pm. The conference focused on government and private sector business opportunities for small, minority, and women-owned
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