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DevEx Day: Developing Innovation at the FCC

May 15, 2013 - 12:14 PM by Michael Byrne, Geographic Information Officer, and Eric Spry, Deputy GIO, Office of Strategic Planning and Policy Analysis
We recently experimented with a new idea at FCC: giving a small team 24 hours to create something new on their own. We called this DevEx Day (referred to as either DevEx or FedEx Day). The name is a play on the brand name FedEx, where products need to be delivered in 24 hours, combined with a
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Sunshine Week: Open Government and Transparency

March 15, 2013 - 04:09 PM by Sean Lev, General Counsel
The week of March 11, 2013 is Sunshine Week-- a national initiative to celebrate and focus on government transparency and open government.  The FCC joins the Department of Justice in celebrating efforts to increase public participation in government.  As part of those efforts, we want
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Connect2Compete and HUD Team Up to Expand Digital Literacy Across the US

February 19, 2013 - 04:32 PM by Kevin Almasy, Public-Private Initiatives
Although broadband adoption has increased in recent years, one-third of the country is still without home access. With nearly 80-percent of teachers assigning Internet-based homework, a high-speed connection to complete school assignments is a necessity, not an option. We need to ensure that
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FCC Releases Machine Readable Data on E-rate Program

October 19, 2012 - 02:52 PM by Michael Byrne, Geographic Information Officer and Greg Elin, Chief Data Officer
We at the FCC know the importance of open data to policy making and government transparency. The FCC continues to modernize and streamline how it collects, uses, and disseminates data as smart policies depend on quality data, which should be accessible to the public in meaningful ways using
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Broadband Progress Report Map – Another Digital First

August 22, 2012 - 04:34 PM by Michael Byrne, Geographic Information Officer
In another digital first for the FCC, we just released an interactive, web-based map that illustrates our Broadband Progress Report.  This congressionally mandated report assesses how well broadband deployment and adoption is progressing in the nation. With this new map, our report is more
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Digital Firsts

August 15, 2012 - 12:52 PM by David Robbins, Managing Director
Three years ago this week, the Federal Communications Commission joined the Twitterverse with our handle @FCC.   A few hours after sending our first Tweet, we used Twitter to announce our entry into the blogosphere: “FCC launches first-ever blog, called ’Blogband,’ to
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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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Wrap Up: FCC .Gov Developer Meet-Up

April 20, 2012 - 01:40 PM by Antoine Green, Information Systems Support Specialist
The goal of our first developer day (perhaps even the first of its kind in government) was to further innovation in accessible technologies and foster citizen participation in open government. That event was well received by the developer community and many were eager for the next.
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Roll Call: FCC .Gov Developer Meet-Up

April 11, 2012 - 07:05 PM by Brittany L. Stevenson, New Media Associate
We are just five days away from the second FCC .Gov  /Developer Meet-Up being held in the FCC Commission meeting room April 16 from 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM EDT. The .Gov /Developer Meet-up will introduce federal agencies with /developer resources on their own hosted websites to the /developer
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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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