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Announcing Open Developer Day at the FCC

October 28, 2010 - 12:46 PM by Greg Elin, Chief Data Officer
On Monday, November 8, 2010, the Federal Communications Commission will sponsor an "Open Developer Day" event at FCC Headquarters in Washington, DC to promote collaboration between web developers in the public and private sectors.The goal of Open Developer Day is to further innovation in
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Big Data

October 28, 2010 - 12:06 PM by Michael Byrne, Geographic Information Officer
The emerging discussion around "Big Data" is capturing imaginations quickly, and with good reason. The arenas that compose Big Data -- transaction records (e.g. banks, telephone service providers), social networks, and geospatial data all fall into this field.Thanks to a combination of the
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Open (FCC.gov) Redesign

October 28, 2010 - 11:16 AM 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 - 10:23 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 - 04:59 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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FCC /Developer update: Building off community input

October 13, 2010 - 02:07 PM by Michael Byrne, GIS Program Manager
Based on your comments and suggestions, we've just released updates to our FCC.gov/developer API's. In particular we have made two enhancements: one to help navigate the complexities of census geography, and one that's purely stylistic.Census geography changes, while small or obscure, can be
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Brainstorming: the FCC Mobile App

October 5, 2010 - 04:15 PM by Haley Van Dÿck, FCC New Media
The rate of mobile users has sky-rocketed in the past ten years, with over five billion mobile devices world wide. Today Americans are spending more time online through their phones than ever before, with 6 out of 10 Americans connecting to the Internet through mobile access.The FCC
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Modernizing FCC.gov from the Ground Up

September 22, 2010 - 12:52 PM by Steven VanRoekel, Managing Director, Federal Communications Commission
As IT tides shift in Washington, D.C., the Federal Communications Commission has a special opportunity to become an expert technology agency in the federal government. We have been hard at work in redesigning FCC.gov: defining personas of citizens and business both current and potential,
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FCC License View

September 14, 2010 - 12:16 PM by Steven VanRoekel, Managing Director, Federal Communications Commission
The FCC is proud to announce this Tuesday's Developer Release: FCC License View.FCC License View is a tool designed to make FCC license management information more transparent and accessible to a broad range of users.This release follows last Tuesday's launch of a suite of developer tools and
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Update for /Developer

September 14, 2010 - 11:44 AM by Michael Byrne, Geographic Information Officer
Last week we announced the release of four API's and the site fcc.gov/developer at the Gov 2.0 conference. We heard great feedback via twitter, direct email and blog comments. We have taken some of these ideas and implemented the changes right away. We want to make sure that these services are
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