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Open Internet Apps Challenge

January 5, 2011 - 03:56 PM by Steven VanRoekel, Managing Director
For months, we've been hearing from a committed community of citizens that care deeply about preserving the foundational principles of the Internet.Many of the same people have been involved with the FCC over the last few months through our FCC.gov Developer community. Now that the FCC has
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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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Spectrum Dashboard Gets An Upgrade

November 18, 2010 - 02:02 PM by James Brown
On Wednesday, November 17, the first in a series of enhancements to the Spectrum Dashboard were released. Along with this release, we are excited to announce that the Dashboard is no longer in beta.The response we've received about the Dashboard has been remarkably positive and in the eight
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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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Gearing Up for Open Developer Day

November 4, 2010 - 06:03 PM by Greg Elin, Chief Data Officer
Ed. Note: Visit the Open Developer Day wiki for more info.This coming Monday the commission will play host to a one-of-a-kind event in federal government. We’re calling on coders, programmers and developers of all stripes to join us at FCC headquarters for our first ever Open Developer Day.
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Lifted By the Cloud

November 3, 2010 - 01:21 PM by Elizabeth Lyle, Special Counsel for Innovation, Wireless Telecommunications Bureau
President Obama has repeatedly made clear his commitment to equal opportunity and full inclusion for people with disabilities in all aspects of life, including access to technology. He most recently made this point when he signed into law the 21st Century Communications and Video Accessibility
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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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FCC Tech Cast: Aneesh Chopra on America's Mobile 'Killer App'

October 25, 2010 - 02:59 PM by Dan McSwain
Connecting people to their country and reimagining citizens’ engagement with their government is a America’s mobile “killer app.” That’s the word from Aneesh Chopra, United States Chief Information Officer, in our very first edition of FCC Tech Cast. As part of our #SpecCrunch summit
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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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