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Thoughts on the Digital Government Strategy

May 24, 2012 - 05:47 PM by Michael Byrne, Geographic Information Officer
On a regular basis, I find myself working with increasingly bigger datasets, and investigating increasingly more complicated patterns. However, as data gets bigger and more complicated, government IT budgets are getting smaller. At the same time, the public expects government to quickly provide
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FCC.GOV Redesign: One year later…

May 22, 2012 - 01:50 PM by FCC New Media Team
A little more than a year ago, the FCC launched its first website redesign in nearly a decade. Building a website that serves many audiences is a complex challenge. And it is a challenge best met in partnership with the site’s frequent users. Included with the launch were prompts inviting our
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Final Plan for Retrospective Review of Regulations at the FCC

May 18, 2012 - 03:30 PM by Jennifer Tatel, Associate General Counsel
The FCC continues to make agency reform a top priority. A key focus of this reform has been carrying out our statutory mission in a way that recognizes changes in technology and the marketplace and reduces burdens on business and industry while promoting incentives for investment and promoting
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Bike to Work Day

May 17, 2012 - 05:47 PM by David Robbins, Managing Director
The FCC’s growing community of cyclists has much to celebrate and be congratulated for as bicycling enthusiasts across the country mark National Bike Month.Community events around the country have so far included Bike to School Day and Bike to Work Week, culminating today in Bike to Work Day.
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Countdown to IPv6

May 16, 2012 - 04:48 PM by Henning Schulzrinne, Chief Technology Officer
What if I told you that the world was running out of postal addresses or phone numbers, and that, in less than two months, many companies you regularly do business with will have a new system of contact information?  You’d want to learn more about this system and perhaps make a few
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Girls in Information and Communication Technology Day

May 8, 2012 - 05:45 PM by Mignon Clyburn, FCC Commissioner
On Thursday, April 26, I had the honor of speaking at the International Telecommunication Union's event marking Girls in ICT Day in New York. I joined successful, thoughtful and dynamic women to figure out how we can help get more girls and women into ICTs (information and communication
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Incentive Auctions: The Concept Ratified, and the Work Begins

March 27, 2012 - 03:53 PM by Bill Lake, Chief, Media Bureau
Congress ratified a historic policy innovation by authorizing the Commission to conduct incentive auctions of spectrum.  Now the work begins to make that innovation a reality.  The new law codifies the vision of an incentive auction as offering new options to broadcasters.It codifies
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Opening the Hood-and Code-Behind FCC.GOV/Maps

March 20, 2012 - 03:33 PM by Eric Spry, Deputy Geographic Information Officer
We have released a new module that drives our FCC.gov/maps page.  Often referred to as open sourcing our code, we are excited to release this for wider audience use and enhancements.Over the past year, FCC.gov has gone through a major transformation.   The evolution of FCC.gov
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Remembering Congressman Donald Payne

March 7, 2012 - 06:30 AM by Mignon Clyburn, FCC Commissioner
My first real recollection of Representative Donald Payne was during a Congressional Black Caucus gathering in the mid to late 90s, which focused lack of diversity when it comes to creative content and roles for people of color in Hollywood. I watched intently as this proud New Jersey
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The Women’s Initiative: Going Mobile and Connecting Women

February 15, 2012 - 07:07 PM by Mignon Clyburn, FCC Commissioner
I am proud to announce that the FCC's International Bureau has launched a new Women’s Initiative which will leverage the experience, resources, and connections of the international ICT community to improve the status of women, their communities, and their countries.During my trip to East
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