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Open Developer Day's First Chapter

November 9, 2010 by Steven VanRoekel, Managing Director
In a packed Commission Meeting Room on Monday, a coalition of tech developers and accessibility advocates made FCC history.By organizing and hosting the FCC's first Open Developer Day – one of the first of its kind in the federal government, and the first hosted at a federal HQ – the
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Open ( Redesign

October 28, 2010 by Steven VanRoekel, Managing Director, Federal Communications Commission
Take an early look at some of the initial wireframe concepts for the redesign and let us know what you think.These wire frames are just the first stage in the design process that show us how and where our information will be laid out. Rather than waiting for the release of the 1.0 version of
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Clearing things up with a Cloud

October 25, 2010 by Irene Wu
Imagine you were a reporter and wanted to compare budgets for each of the 50 states.  Or, you wanted to compare the official schedules of governors in 20 states?  Dan Oblinger, Program Manager at DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects Administration) suggests that if there were a
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Moving into the cloud

October 20, 2010 by Steven VanRoekel, Managing Director, Federal Communications Commission
To create lasting change in the dot gov atmosphere, its incumbent on us to build better websites on top of better architectures. But too often, government agencies have struggled to keep pace with technological change at a fundamental level. Cloud computing environments haven't been within
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My First Visit to One of the FCC's Field Offices

October 19, 2010 by Mignon Clyburn, FCC Commissioner
I just returned from a 36-hour trip to Georgia, during which I visited a great group of folk at the FCC’s field office in Duluth (which is overseen by our Enforcement Bureau). It was my first experience with one of our field offices, but interacting with our people on the ground – my
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Brainstorming: the FCC Mobile App

October 5, 2010 by Haley Van Dÿck, FCC New Media
The rate of mobile users has sky-rocketed in the past ten years, with over five billion mobile devices world wide. Today Americans are spending more time online through their phones than ever before, with 6 out of 10 Americans connecting to the Internet through mobile access.The FCC
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Modernizing from the Ground Up

September 22, 2010 by Steven VanRoekel, Managing Director, Federal Communications Commission
As IT tides shift in Washington, D.C., the Federal Communications Commission has a special opportunity to become an expert technology agency in the federal government. We have been hard at work in redesigning defining personas of citizens and business both current and potential,
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FCC License View

September 14, 2010 by Steven VanRoekel, Managing Director, Federal Communications Commission
The FCC is proud to announce this Tuesday's Developer Release: FCC License View.FCC License View is a tool designed to make FCC license management information more transparent and accessible to a broad range of users.This release follows last Tuesday's launch of a suite of developer tools and
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Update for /Developer

September 14, 2010 by Michael Byrne, Geographic Information Officer
Last week we announced the release of four API's and the site at the Gov 2.0 conference. We heard great feedback via twitter, direct email and blog comments. We have taken some of these ideas and implemented the changes right away. We want to make sure that these services are
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Announcing at the Gov 2.0 Summit

September 10, 2010 by George Krebs
The annual Gov 2.0 Summit wrapped up this week. Among the many roll outs, innovations, and talks from across government, Managing Director Steve VanRoekel and Chairman Julius Genachowski took the stage to announce the launch of At launch the page currently features an initial
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