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Reform of Procedures, Ex Parte Rules

May 27, 2011 by Austin Schlick, General Counsel
A little more than a year ago, I blogged that the FCC had begun two formal proceedings on ways to reform its procedures.  I’m pleased to report now that the reforms are reality.  As a result, starting on Wednesday, June 1, the Commission and the public will benefit from greater
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Building a Better "Beta"

May 11, 2011 by Steven VanRoekel, Managing Director
When we launched beta.fcc.gov on April 5, our team kicked off an iterative process to maximize the impact of citizen feedback on the site.The traditional concept of “beta” reflects some of the best attributes the Web: fast cycles of change designed to build off of what’s
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Legal and Telecom Practitioners' Voices in the new FCC.gov

May 3, 2011 by Colin Sandy, FCBA Access to Government Committee Co-Chair
Federal Communications Bar Association members and other interested individuals took a deep dive into the new FCC.gov website during a half-day session at the commission on April 25. The seminar featured lots of great interaction with the new site and provided the commission’s New Media team
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Getting your work done on the new FCC.gov

April 7, 2011 by Haley Van Dyck, FCC New Media
The FCC’s online presence is a lot of things to a lot of people. Reimagining FCC.gov means maximizing the value that all of the agency’s stakeholders – consumers, businesses, public safety and telecommunications professionals – derive from the site.The overall redesign of FCC.gov is
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Delivering on Our Open Government Promise

April 4, 2011 by Steven VanRoekel, Managing Director
Look across the landscape of government websites, and you see a common phenomenon: a dot gov site at rest, stays at rest.Our own FCC.gov is proof enough. What was hailed in the late 1990’s as one of the leading federal web sites has sprawled out over time, moving with the organizational
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More News with the FCC Registration Numbers

March 29, 2011 by Warren Firschein
FCC license holders and others doing business with the Commission are likely to be already familiar with the Commission’s Registration System, also known as “CORES,” which primarily is used by registrants to obtain an identifying number called an FCC Registration Number, or “FRN.”
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The FCC's Amazing Crew in Gettysburg, PA

March 15, 2011 by Mignon Clyburn, FCC Commissioner
I spend a lot of time at the FCC’s main building in southwest DC. Days can pass with me not even venturing across the street at lunch time for a sandwich. So, when my schedule offered me the opportunity to travel outside of this fine city to see what my FCC colleagues are doing in one of
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More News with the FCC Registration Numbers

February 24, 2011 by Warren Firschein
FCC license holders and others doing business with the Commission are likely to be already familiar with the Commission’s Registration System, also known as “CORES,” which primarily is used by registrants to obtain an identifying number called an FCC Registration Number, or “FRN.”
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IssueMap Round-up

February 16, 2011 by Michael Byrne, Geographic Information Officer
We’re really proud and humbled by the splash that IssueMap made last week. Thanks to the team at FortiusOne for rolling out a high-quality product that obviously hit the mark.It’s exciting to see some of the cool IssueMaps that are shared over social networks. You can
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The FCC and First Year of Open Government

December 7, 2010 by Steven VanRoekel, Managing Director
In the modern federal landscape, the FCC finds itself increasingly at the intersection of technology, law, and citizen participation. It's a challenging place to be—these arenas change quickly, and move in ways that advancements in one ripple out and can change the others. But the opportunity
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