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Marking Consumer Protection Week at the FCC

March 5, 2012 - 04:14 PM by Howard Parnell , Chief, Web and Print Publishing Division, Consumer and Governmental Affairs
Looking out for consumers is a year-round job at the FCC, and Consumer Protection Week is an opportunity to take stock in our work, renew our commitments and note the achievements of our colleagues in other agencies.The 21st Annual National Consumer Protection Week runs through March 10, with a
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New Features and Enhancements for FCC.gov

February 14, 2012 - 12:37 PM by David Robbins, Managing Director
Just as the Internet is in a state of constant evolution, a good website must be in a constant state of innovation.  Since the launch of the redesigned FCC.gov last spring, we have continued to roll out new site features and enhancements. The daily work is informed by feedback from an
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Introducing MyFCC Beta

December 20, 2011 - 09:56 AM by David Robbins, Managing Director
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.That’s why today we are excited to announce the public Beta launch of MyFCC, and to solicit and encourage your feedback, questions and
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FCC Launches the Small Biz Cyber Planner

November 17, 2011 - 09:53 AM by Jordan Usdan and Josh Gottheimer, Chairman's Office
The FCC is launching the Small Biz Cyber Planner, an online resource to help small businesses create customized cybersecurity plans. This is the result of an unprecedented public-private partnership between government experts and private IT and security companies, including DHS, NCSA, NIST, The
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What is "place" and why does it matter?

May 20, 2011 - 03:37 PM by Michael Byrne, Geographic Information Officer
Today, I spoke at a forum on Place-Based Public Management sponsored by the National Academy of Public Administration. The purpose of the forum was to explore how place-based policies might improve public management.This idea hasn’t been very well understood across the federal space (and
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Expanding secure HTTPS browsing on FCC.gov

May 9, 2011 - 12:04 PM by Benjamin Balter, New Media Fellow
We know that protecting personal information online is important for all web users. We’re keeping up with best practices across the web and offering FCC.gov visitors the option to browse the site entirely using the more secure HTTPS protocol. Browsing with HTTPS is particularly valuable when
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New Market Opportunities and FCC Building Blocks

March 23, 2011 - 12:48 PM by Michael Byrne, Geographic Information Officer
The National Broadband Map was developed to embody the spirit of the Internet. Let me explain what I mean. The Internet is a two way street. At its most basic, the National Broadband Map shows how quickly Americans can give and take information over our national networks. The Internet is also
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App Accessibility: Are We at a Tipping Point?

March 11, 2011 - 02:33 PM by Pam Gregory, Director, Accessibility and Innovation Initiative
Everyone is always talking about some new app, and I simply can’t keep up!Recently, I ran across something called the “iPhone App Directory.” The British magazine, now in its sixth issue, reviews, rates and lists download costs for apps.  I was curious to see how many of the 947
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Auditing FCC.Gov with Open Source DeveloperView

March 3, 2011 - 12:05 PM by Chris Barna
The current FCC.gov has hundreds of thousands of pages, hidden across a myriad of different directories and subdomains. When thinking about how we wanted to migrate content over to the new FCC.gov, we had to find a way to organize these pages into categories based on a number of different
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First 24 hours

February 18, 2011 - 12:00 PM by Michael Byrne, Geospatial Information Officer
The launch of the National Broadband Map marks the beginning of a promising new venture: empowering consumers, researchers, policy-makers, and developers to truly understand what broadband means in America.This idea—a powerful way to navigate huge troves of data to increase transparency and
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