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The FCC's Amazing Crew in Gettysburg, PA

March 15, 2011 - 06:30 AM 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 - 01:00 AM 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 - 04:39 PM 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 - 06:41 PM 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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Wrapping up Open Developer Day

November 12, 2010 - 06:12 PM by Greg Elin, Chief Data Officer
On Monday, November 11, the FCC successfully held (we think) a first-of-its-kind event in the U.S. federal government! FCC Open Developer Day attracted about 100 web developers and other technology professionals to our headquarters building in Washington. We spent a day learning about open
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Open Developer Day's First Chapter

November 9, 2010 - 05:45 PM 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 (FCC.gov) Redesign

October 28, 2010 - 12:16 PM 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 - 11:23 AM 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 FCC.gov into the cloud

October 20, 2010 - 05:59 PM 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 - 06:30 AM 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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