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Released: February 13, 2012

Federal

Communications

Commission

Fiscal Year 2013 Budget Estimates

Submitted to Congress

February 2012


Table of Contents




Page



Introduction: ................................................................................................................................

1


FY 2013 Request:


• Summary of Request..........................................................................................................3


• Proposed Appropriation Language....................................................................................4


• Legislative Proposals.........................................................................................................5


• Summary of FY 2011-FY 2013 FTE’s and Funding Comparison ....................................6


• FYs 2011-2013 Full-time Equivalent (FTE) Distribution by Goal ..................................7


• Summary of Changes – FY 2012-FY 2013 .......................................................................9


• Narrative Explanation of Changes...................................................................................10



Performance Plan:

• FCC Strategic Goals – 2012 through 2016......................................................................13


• What the FCC Commits to Accomplish in FY 2013.......................................................14


Fee Collections and Auctions:...................................................................................................

32


Bureaus and Offices FY 2013 Requirements:

• Table of Contents of FY 2013 Requirements..................................................................36

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• Office of Chairman and Commissioners .........................................................................37


• Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau .................................................................38


• Enforcement Bureau ........................................................................................................40


• International Bureau ........................................................................................................42


• Media Bureau...................................................................................................................44


• Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau.................................................................45



• Wireless Telecommunications Bureau ............................................................................48


• Wireline Competition Bureau..........................................................................................49


Agency Offices:


• Office of Administrative Law Judges............................................................................51


• Office of Communications Business Opportunities ......................................................53


• Office of Engineering and Technology .........................................................................55


• Office of General Counsel.............................................................................................57


• Office of Inspector General ...........................................................................................59


• Office of Legislative Affairs..........................................................................................61


• Office of the Managing Director ...................................................................................62


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• Office of Media Relations .............................................................................................64


• Office of Strategic Planning and Policy Analysis .........................................................65


• Office of Workplace Diversity ......................................................................................66


Appendices:


• Summary of Requested Resources ..................................................................................67


• Summary Tables – Distribution of Resources.................................................................71


• Distribution of Resources by Goal ..................................................................................76


• Summary of Increases by Budget Object Class Code .....................................................77


• Allocation of Obligations by Object Class Code.............................................................78


• Pro Rata Allocation of Obligations by Object Class Code..............................................79


Exhibits and Reports:

• Universal Service Exhibit................................................................................................80


• Auction Program and Loan Financing Exhibit................................................................81


• Responses to Congressional Inquiries Concerning GAO Recommendations .................84







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INTRODUCTION







Introduction


The Federal Communications Commission (FCC or Commission) is pleased to present its fiscal year
(FY) 2013 budget request. The FCC is requesting a budget of $346,782,000 to carry out the FCC’s
functions and meet the expectations of Congress.

The FCC’s work centers on communications networks and technology, which can connect our country,
increase opportunity and prosperity, spur American competitiveness and global leadership, strengthen
our democracy, protect public safety, and in so many ways transform lives for the better. Our mission
is to harness the power of broadband Internet to drive economic growth and benefit all Americans.

With each passing day, communications devices and networks become more essential to the fabric of
the daily lives of all Americans. They are how we receive news, information, and entertainment; how
we stay in touch with our friends and family; how we work at and run our businesses, large and small;
how we communicate and coordinate in times of emergency; and how we—and people across the
globe—learn about and participate in our government and express our views.

Our country faces a number of significant challenges and opportunities for which communications—
and broadband Internet in particular—play an essential role: our economy, education, health care,
energy, and public safety, to name a few. If we can harness the power of broadband to tackle these
challenges and seize these opportunities, we will make a positive difference in the lives of this and
future generations.

In furtherance of these objectives and the FCC’s mission, the FY 2013 budget request will be used to
support the following Strategic Goals:

Strategic Goal 1: Connect America


Maximize Americans’ access to – and the adoption of—affordable fixed and mobile broadband where
they live, work, and travel.

Strategic Goal 2: Maximize Benefits of Spectrum

Maximize the overall benefits of spectrum for the United States.

Strategic Goal 3: Protect and Empower Consumers


Empower consumers by ensuring that they have the tools and information they need to make informed
choices; protect consumers from harm in the communications market.

Strategic Goal 4: Promote Innovation, Investment, and America’s Global
Competitiveness

Promote innovation in a manner that improves the nation’s ability to compete in the global
economy, creating a virtuous circle that results in more investment and in turn enables
additional innovation.

Strategic Goal 5: Promote Competition


Ensure a competitive market for communications and media services to foster innovation,
investment, and job creation and to ensure consumers have meaningful choice in affordable
services.

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Strategic Goal 6: Public Safety and Homeland Security


Promote the availability of reliable, interoperable, redundant, rapidly restorable critical
communications infrastructures that are supportive of all required services.

Strategic Goal 7: Advance Key National Purposes

Through international and national interagency efforts, advance the use of broadband for key national
purposes.

Strategic Goal 8: Operational Excellence


Make the FCC a model for excellence in government by effectively managing the Commission’s
human, information, and financial resources; by making decisions based on sound data and analyses;
and by maintaining a commitment to transparent and responsive processes that encourage public
involvement and best serve the public interest.


The FCC’s FY 2013 budget submission also includes requests for funding to: (1) support Commission-
wide information technology needs through improvements to the FCC’s information technology
infrastructure and enhancements to the security of its systems; (2) replace obsolete signal analysis
equipment with new direction finding and wireless monitoring equipment; (3) establish a framework to
ensure nationwide interoperability of the 700 MHz public safety broadband wireless network; (4)
provide the FCC lab with special equipment capable of simulating complex broadband systems and
creating the conditions necessary for proper testing of new devices; and (5) study and support
communications industry participation.

As in prior years, the FCC is submitting its FY 2013 budget request information at the organizational
level to show the proposed use of resources. In addition, the FCC’s budget request also shows the
proposed use of funds by key accounts within each bureau or office. This format provides a detailed
view of the FCC’s proposed use of budgetary resources. We welcome the budgetary process and stand
ready to provide Congress with the information to ensure effective oversight of the FCC.
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FY 2013 REQUEST







SUMMARY OF REQUEST

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is requesting an FY 2013 appropriation of $346,782,000. We project the
FCC will employ 1776 full-time equivalents (FTEs) in FY 2013 from requested resources and the FCC ceiling for FTEs is
1917.

The FCC will use the FY 2013 funds to carry out its fundamental mission to ensure that the American people have available, at
reasonable costs and without discrimination, rapid, efficient, Nation - and world-wide communications services whether by radio,
television, wire, satellite, or cable.

FY 2012

FY 2013

Enacted

OMB Request

Requested Changes

FTE

$ B/A

FTE

$ B/A

FTE

$ B/A

Direct Funding

0
0

Total Direct Appropriation

0
0
$0

Budget Authority to use

Offsetting Collections:
339,844
346,782
1) Total Regulatory Fees
339,844
346,782
$6,938

Projected

Projected

Subtotal Discretionary B/A

to Fund:
1,917
$339,844
to Fund:
1,917
$346,782
0
$6,938

Authority to spend
Other Offsetting Collections:

2) Economy Act/Misc. Other Reimbursables
4,500
6,000
3) Auction Cost Recovery Reimbursements
85,000
85,000

Total Gross Proposed Budget Authority

$429,344
$437,782

Other Budget Authority
Credit Program Account

3,787
3,787

Universal Service Fund (USF)

0
0 1/
0
0 1/
0

Grand Total Proposed Budget Authority

1,917
$433,131
1,917
$441,569
0
1/The Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2008 (P.L. 110-161) authorizes use of $21.5M to be used by the Office of the Inspector General for USF Audit Support.
In FY 2008 - FY 2011, $10.0M was obligated. The remaining $11.5M has been carried forward, as follows: $5.5M is estimated to be used in FY 2012, and $6M
will be used for future fiscal years.

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FY 2013 PROPOSED APPROPRIATION LANGUAGE



For necessary expenses of the Federal Communications Commission, as authorized by law, including
uniforms and allowances therefore, as authorized by 5 U.S.C. §§ 5901-5902; not to exceed $4,000 for
official reception and representation expenses; purchase and hire of motor vehicles; special counsel
fees; and services as authorized by 5 U.S.C. § 3109, $346,782,000, to remain available until expended:
Provided, That, $346,782,000 of offsetting collections shall be assessed and collected pursuant to
section 9 of title 1 of the Communications Act of 1934, shall be retained and used for necessary
expenses and shall remain available until expended: Provided further, That the sum herein
appropriated shall be reduced as such offsetting collections are received during fiscal year 2013 so as
to result in a final fiscal year 2013 appropriation estimated at $0: Provided further, That any offsetting
collections received in excess of $346,782,000 in fiscal year 2013 shall not be available for obligation:
Provided further, That remaining offsetting collections from prior years collected in excess of the
amount specified for collection in each such year and otherwise becoming available on October 1,
2012, shall not be available for obligation: Provided further, That (not notwithstanding 47 U.S.C. §
309(j)(8)(b)), proceeds from the use of a competitive bidding system that may be retained and made
available for obligation shall not exceed $85,000,000 for fiscal year 2013. Provided further, That of
the amount appropriated under this heading, not less than $8,750,338 shall be for the salaries and
expenses of the Office of Inspector General.



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Legislative Proposals



The Administration is proposing legislative changes in the President’s FY 2013 Budget that pertain to
the FCC and that are designed to improve spectrum management and represent sound economic policy.
The proposed legislative changes are included below.

National Wireless Initiative

Extend Auction Authority, Provide Incentive Auction Authority and Auction Domestic Satellite
Service Spectrum Licenses
As part of the American Jobs Act, the Administration has proposed to extend indefinitely the authority
of the FCC to auction spectrum licenses, which will expire on September 30, 2012. The
Administration also proposes to provide the FCC with authority to conduct voluntary incentive
auctions, where current license holders can relinquish spectrum rights and receive a portion of auction
proceeds. Finally, the FCC would be allowed to assign licenses for certain satellite services that are
predominantly domestic through competitive bidding, as had been done before a 2005 court decision
called the practice into question on technical grounds. These proposals are included in the FY 2013
Budget. These steps are expected to generate nearly $26 billion in revenue over the next ten years.

Prioritize Public Safety use of Additional Spectrum
To support the creation of a nationwide broadband network for first responders, as proposed in the
American Jobs Act, the National Wireless Initiative would repurpose and prioritize spectrum for public
safety use that is known as the D block. This spectrum is currently slated for auction under current
law. This change would reduce receipts by over $3 billion.

Spectrum License User Fee

To promote efficient use of the electromagnetic spectrum, the Administration proposes to provide the
FCC with new authority to use other economic mechanisms, such as fees, as a spectrum management
tool. The FCC would be authorized to set user fees on unauctioned spectrum licenses, which could be
useful in certain instances. Fees would be phased in over time to determine the appropriate application
and level for fees. Fee collections are estimated to begin in 2012, and total $4.8 billion through 2022.





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SUMMARY OF FY 2011 - FY 2013 FULL-TIME EQUIVALENTS (FTEs) AND FUNDING

FY 11

FY 12

FY 13

(Dollars in Thousands ($000))

FTEs

Appropriation

FTEs

Appropriation

FTEs

Appropriation

Actual

(Note 2)

Estimated

(Note 2)
Request

Chairman and Commissioners………….………..

30
$4,886
32
$5,200
32
$6,124

Consumer & Governmental Affairs Bureau …...

180
25,625
195
26,146
195
26,114

Enforcement Bureau …………………………………

276
44,776
299
45,224
299
52,088

International Bureau……………………….…………

124
21,619
135
22,436
135
20,968

Media Bureau …………………………………...…..

197
29,710
213
30,471
213
31,814

Public Safety & Homeland Security Bureau ……

112
18,121
122
18,041
122
18,964

Wireless Telecommunications Bureau ……………

214
15,606
232
16,434
232
15,454

Wireline Competition Bureau …………...…..……

157
26,923
170
28,252
170
25,656

Office of Administrative Law Judges ….………….

3
381
3
376
3
475

Office of Commun. Business Opportunities ……..

12
1,801
13
2,340
13
1,533

Office of Engineering & Technology……………….

81
12,978
87
14,334
87
14,268

Office of the General Counsel ……………………..

72
13,011
78
13,356
78
14,011

Office of Inspector General (Note 1)………………………..

41
5,694
45
9,750
45
8,750

Office of Legislative Affairs ………………………

14
2,218
15
2,267
15
1,427

Office of the Managing Director …………………..

213
101,124
222
97,517
222
100,402

Office of Media Relations …………………………

14
2,506
15
2,439
15
2,276

Office of Strategic Planning & Policy Analysis….

30
4,373
33
4,434
33
5,837

Office of Workplace Diversity …………………….

6
812
7
826
7
619

FCC TOTAL

1,776
$332,162
1,917
$339,844
1,917
$346,782

Note 1:

The Office of Inspector General includes 19 limited term FTEs in FY 2011 Enacted and FY 2012 Enacted Budget for USF audit oversight. The FY
2013 Congressional Requested Budget includes 19 FTEs to replace the 19 limited term FTEs for USF audit oversight.

Note 2:

The Commission has not requested any additional funding in FY 2012 or FY 2013 to increase FTEs above the FY 2011 level, other than 19 FTEs
requested by the Office of Inspector General.

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FY 2011 - FY 2012 Full-Time Equivalent (FTE) Distribution by Goal

Competition &

Continual

Public Safety &

Broadband

Consumers

Innovation

Improvement

Homeland Sec

International

Total

11
12
11
12
11
12
11
12
11
12
11
12
11
12

Commissioners

3
3
6
7
12
13
4
4
4
4
1
1
30
32

Bureaus

Consumer &
Governmental Affairs
15
17
105
111
35
38
21
24
4
5
0
0
180
195
Enforcement
1
1
124
135
70
75
15
19
65
68
1
1
276
299
International
13
14
2
2
70
74
4
5
5
6
30
34
124
135
Media
2
2
1
2
180
193
10
12
4
4
0
0
197
213
Public Safety &


H
omeland Security
4
4
0
0
14
16
9
10
85
92
0
0
112
122
Wireless Telecomm.
50
55
7
9
136
143
15
18
5
6
1
1
214
232
Wireline Competition
44
48
32
36
74
77
6
7
1
2
0
0
157
170
Subtotal Bureaus
129
141
271
295
579
616
80
95
169
183
32
37
1,260
1,367

Offices


Admin. Law Judges
0
0
3
3
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
3
3
Comm. B
usiness Ops.
0
0
2
2
10
11
0
0
0
0
0
0
12
13
Eng

ineering and Tech.
6
6
0
0
70
75
4
5
1
1
0
0
81
87
General Counsel
18
19
5
5
39
43
6
7
4
4
0
0
72
78
Inspector General /1
6
7
14
14
5
5
15
17
1
2
0
0
41
45
Le
gislative Affairs
10
10
1
2
3
3
0
0
0
0
0
0
14
15
Managing Director
6
7
32
33
35
36
131
135
9
10
1
1
213
222

Media Relations
0
0
0
0
0
0
13
14
1
1
0
0
14
15
Strategic Planning/
Policy Analysis
10
11
1
2
16
17
3
3
0
0
0
0
30
33
W
orkplace Diversity
0
0
0
0
0
0
6
7
0
0
0
0
6
7
Subtotal Offices
56
60
58
61
178
190
178
189
16
17
1
1
486
519

Totals /2

188
204
335
363
769
819
262
287
189
205
34
39
1,776
1,917

Note 1:

The Office of Inspector General includes 19 limited term FTEs in the FY 2011 Congressional Budget. The FY 2012 Enacted Budget includes 19
FTEs to replace the 19 limited term FTEs.

Note 2:

The Commission has not requested any additional funding in FY 2012 or FY 2013 to increase FTEs above the FY 2011 level, other than 19 FTE
requested by the Office of Inspector General.
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FY 2013 Full-Time Equivalent (FTE) Distribution by Goal

Maximize

Protect &

America's

Public Safety

Adance Key

Connect

Benefits of

Empower

Global

Promote

& Homeland

Natioanal

Operational

America

Spectrum

Consumers

Competitiveness

Competition

Security

Purposes

Excellence

Total

13
13
13
13
13
13
13
13
13

Commissioners

2
2
7
2
9
4
3
3
32

Bureaus

Consumer &
Governmental Affairs
12
10
111
4
27
5
9
18
195
Enforcement
1
12
135
9
53
61
15
14
299
International
10
5
2
41
52
5
16
4
135
Media
1
4
2
19
135
4
39
9
213
Public Safety &
Homeland Security
3
13
0
2
11
83
4
8
122
Wireless Telecomm.
39
16
9
15
100
5
34
14
232
Wireline Competition
34
12
36
8
54
2
20
5
170
Subtotal Bureaus
99
70
295
98
431
165
137
71
1,367

Offices

Admin. Law Judges
0
0
3
0
0
0
0
0
3
Comm. Business Ops.
0
0
2
1
8
0
2
0
13
Engineering and Tech.
4
3
0
8
53
1
16
4
87
General Counsel
13
6
5
4
30
4
11
5
78
Inspector General /1
5
6
14
1
4
2
2
13
45
Legislative Affairs
7
2
2
0
2
0
2
0
15
Managing Director
5
36
33
5
25
9
8
101
222
Media Relations
0
4
0
0
0
1
0
11
15
Strategic Planning/
Policy Analysis
8
3
2
2
12
0
5
2
33
Workplace Diversity
0
2
0
0
0
0
0
5
7
Subtotal Offices
42
61
61
20
133
16
44
141
519

Totals /2

143
133
363
121
573
185
184
215
1,917

Note 1:

The FY 2013 Requested Budget includes 19 FTEs to replace the 19 limited term FTEs.

Note 2:

The Commission has not requested any additional funding in FY 2012 or FY 2013 to increase FTEs above the FY 2011 level, other than 19 FTE
requested by the Office of Inspector General.
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SUMMARY OF CHANGES

($ in thousands)

FY 2012

FY 2013

Net Change From

Enacted

Cong. Request

FY 2012 Enacted

Direct BA
$0
$0
$0
Offsetting Collections
$339,844
$346,782
$6,938
Spending Authority
$339,844
$346,782
$6,938
Full-time Equivalents 1/
1,917
1,917
0

Explanation of Changes

Amount

Inflationary Increases to Base:

Salary Increases - Pay Raise (0.5%)
$913
Non Salary Increases (1.8%)
$1,573
Subtotal
$2,486

Adjustments to the Base:

FY 2012 One-Time Cost
($4,050)
Office of Inspector General (Support 19 OIG Term FTEs to Permanent FTEs)
$2,629
Decreases to the Base 2/
($6,128)
Increase to the Base to Purchase Radio Direction Finding Vehicles
$1,100
Increase to the Base to Office of Native Affairs and Policy
$300
Subtotal
($6,149)

Programmatic Increases:

Agile Cloud Provisioning and Management
$2,750
Data Center Consolidation
$2,500
Cloud Security Enhancements
$850
Direction Finding and Wireless Monitoring Equipment
$2,500
Interoperability Assurance and Management
$1,000
Technical Equipment for the FCC's Laboratory
$500
Communications Industry Participation and Impact Study
$500
Subtotal
$10,600

Total Change to Offsetting Collections:

$6,938

1/ The FY 2012 Congressional Enacted Budget includes 19 FTEs to replace the 19 limited term FTEs, which is
again requested in the FY 2013 Congressional Requested Budget .
2/ The $6.1M reflects a reduction of rent, contracts and other expenses.
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Narrative Explanation of Increases


Inflationary

Increases

to

Base

$2,486,455

1. Personnel Compensation and Benefits. The requested $913K provides funds to cover the cost of
the FY 2013 pay raise (.50%) for 75% of the fiscal year and pay increases as well as health benefit
increases.

2. Non-salary increases. The requested $1.6M provides expected inflationary increases for space
rentals (GSA and non-GSA facilities), phones, utilities, printing and reproduction services,
contractual services, and supplies. These increases are developed in accordance with OMB
guidelines for projected inflationary costs (1.8%).

Inflationary increases would provide current services level to recruit staff to continue the
Commission’s ability to provide baseline capabilities crucial to carrying out its mission.

Other

Increases

to

Base

$4,029,252

1.
Additional Staffing Request (19 FTEs): $2,629,252

The Office of Inspector General (OIG) is requesting an additional 19 FTE positions in FY 2013 to
replace the 19 term FTEs acquired with the transfer of $21.48M from the Universal Service Fund in
FY 2008. The terms expire in FY 2013, and the loss of these term FTEs would reduce the OIG staffing
level far below mission needs. This request includes 10 Auditors; 6 Investigative Attorneys; 1
Resource Manager; 1 Administration Officer; and 1 Information Technology Specialist. Without this
additional staffing the OIG would not be able to provide the level of service necessary to meet all audit
and investigation requirements, and would be limited to completing only the most prevailing audits
and investigations.

2.
Radio Direction Finding Vehicles: $1,100,000

The FCC is requesting that eight new vehicles and mobile direction finding equipment be included into
the FY 2013 base. The equipment is very specialized and includes industrial computers, touch screen
monitors, custom designed antennas, FCC-designed electronics, visual spectrum displays, and radio
receivers. Using the vehicle as a technical platform, the specialized equipment provides our field
agents the central tools needed to locate and resolve radio interference and unauthorized transmissions,
even in remote rural areas, and is important to resolving interference problems that have an impact on
consumers and governmental users, particularly public safety entities such as Immigration and
Customs Enforcement and the United States Coast Guard that routinely engage the Enforcement
Bureau to assist with interference to their communications systems. Further, these are the primary
technical tools the field uses to locate unlicensed and pirate operators and assist law enforcement.
These vehicles will replace existing ones that will be past their practical lifetime in FY 2013.

3.
Office of Native Affairs and Policy (ONAP): $300,000

This request supports consultations, meetings, events, and contractual/operating expenses for the
Office of Native Affairs and Policy (ONAP). It is important to note that this budget is not just for
ONAP’s mission; it advances an agenda for the entire Commission’s Tribal consultation efforts.
Included is participation at meetings by Commission staff beyond the ONAP staff (e.g., the Chairman,
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Commissioners, and staff from Bureaus and Offices). With this, there is an agency-wide opportunity to
develop an unprecedented Native Nations consultation program aimed at closing the digital divide on
Tribal lands. This budget reflects both the level of engagement needed for this transformative mission
and the level requested by the entire Tribal and Native community. Funding will provide a wide range
of consultation activities that ONAP would organize, staff, and execute, often with the participation of
other Commission representatives and in rural and remote locations throughout Tribal lands.

Decreases to Base

1. Decrease One-Time Cost Provided by P.L. 112-74 $4,050,000: The FCC has reduced the
FY 2013 budget request by $4,050,000. This amount was an increase to FY 2011 in the FY
2012 enacted budget. The increase was provided in P.L. 112-74.

2. Decreases to Base $6,127,707: The FCC has taken steps to meet requirements to eliminate
low-priority programs which would result in a 1.8% reduction of the FY 2012 enacted budget.

New Programmatic Performance Initiatives

1. Commission-wide Information Technology Initiatives: $6,100,000

Agile Cloud Provisioning and Management ($2.75M): FCC is improving its cloud and hosted
infrastructure with a solution that allows virtual environments to be moved between internal
and external private clouds as well as external community, government, and public clouds with
minimum cost and operational impact. This system will reduce the barriers and cost of an
existing host or cloud provider, and would allow the FCC to seamlessly move services to
multiple cloud providers while maintaining a single and transparent presence for both public
citizens and industry participants.

Data Center Consolidation ($2.5M):
In keeping with the OMB directives to consolidate centers
and virtualize systems as much as possible, the FCC has an opportunity to combine two data
centers at FCC DC HQ and elements from our redundant site in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.
This will allow the FCC to reduce the life cycle cost and provide flexibility for COOP. We will
also be able to recognize economies of scale with our backup and storage systems, in addition
to our energy and network savings.

Cloud Security Enhancements ($850K): The FCC must maintain a solid security model for the
protection of its web sites, data, and networks. Following the guidance of OMB and the Federal
CIO, the FCC is moving to cloud-based systems and services. In order to maintain the same
level of security protection, the security implementation needs to be retooled for this new threat
model. The FCC will extend and enhance its security by deploying security tools to the cloud
service provider’s location thereby providing the same or better assurance level for the external
shared environments as the internal environments.






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2. Bureaus & Offices: $4,500,000

Direction Finding and Wireless Monitoring Equipment ($2.5M): The Enforcement Bureau’s
field offices are responsible for interference resolution and enforcement of technical rules,
particularly in the areas of homeland security and public safety. Resolution of harmful
interference and measurement of emerging technology systems has significantly increased in
complexity. Moreover, as more government and critical infrastructure operations use wireless
technology, the efficient management of spectrum use has become more necessary. The
increased complexity and use requires replacement of obsolescent equipment that has outlived
its utility, is no longer repairable and is not capable of making the necessary signal analysis
measurements. Field offices have obtained the highest priority equipment using allocated
equipment funds, however, those funds have not compensated for the continued aging
equipment, equipment that is no longer repairable and the fast-changing emerging technologies.

Interoperability Assurance and Management ($1M): In order for the Commission to establish a
technical and operational framework that will ensure nationwide operability and
interoperability in deployment and operation of the 700 MHz public safety broadband wireless
network, funds in the amount of $1 million are required for technical and engineering
consulting services, hardware, and software needs to augment the FCC’s staff and computer
resources.

Technical Equipment for FCC’s Laboratory ($500K):
The Commission, in its efforts to
implement the broadband plan recommendations to make new wireless spectrum available for
broadband systems, has been encouraging industry to invest in innovative and sophisticated
technologies, such as dynamic frequency allocation and sensing. These new technologies pose
a challenge to the Commission because it does not possess the complex test equipment needed
to ensure compliance with the Commission’s technical rules. Specifically, special test
equipment capable of simulating the variety of broadband systems’ operating conditions needs
to be built so that this new equipment can be properly tested. The Laboratory staff is working
with the test and measurement industry to develop such equipment that would meet the
rigorous demands and requirements necessary for compliance testing. We expect that such
equipment would be available during FY 2013 to support the Commission’s work program.

Communications Industry Participation and Impact Study ($500K):
This request will support
FCC research and analysis to determine whether there is a link between the identity and/or
characteristics of an owner and employment and service (including important content) to all
Americans, and to determine the continued impact of past or present discrimination based on
immutable or other characteristics on participation in FCC regulated and related industries.
The funds also will support consulting services to gather data and study communication
industry participation and impact.





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PERFORMANCE PLAN












FCC PERFORMANCE PLAN


OVERVIEW: FCC STRATEGIC GOALS - 2012 THROUGH 2016


As specified in section one of the Communications Act of 1934, as amended, the FCC’s mission is to “make
available, so far as possible, to all the people of the United States, without discrimination on the basis of race,
color, religion, national origin, or sex, rapid, efficient, Nation-wide, and world-wide wire and radio
communication service with adequate facilities at reasonable charges.” 1 In addition, section one provides that
the Commission was created “for the purpose of the national defense” and “for the purpose of promoting safety
of life and property through the use of wire and radio communications.”2 The FCC issued a new Strategic Plan
for FY 2012 - 2016. The strategic goals and performance goals shown below reflect the new Plan.

Strategic Goal 1: Connect America


Maximize Americans’ access to – and the adoption of—affordable fixed and mobile broadband where
they live, work, and travel.

Strategic Goal 2: Maximize Benefits of Spectrum

Maximize the overall benefits of spectrum for the United States.

Strategic Goal 3: Protect and Empower Consumers


Empower consumers by ensuring that they have the tools and information they need to make informed
choices; protect consumers from harm in the communications market.

Strategic Goal 4: Promote Innovation, Investment, and America’s Global
Competitiveness

Promote innovation in a manner that improves the nation’s ability to compete in the global
economy, creating a virtuous circle that results in more investment and in turn enables
additional innovation.

Strategic Goal 5: Promote Competition


Ensure a competitive market for communications and media services to foster innovation,
investment, and job creation and to ensure consumers have meaningful choice in affordable
services.

Strategic Goal 6: Public Safety and Homeland Security


Promote the availability of reliable, interoperable, redundant, rapidly restorable critical
communications infrastructures that are supportive of all required services.

Strategic Goal 7: Advance Key National Purposes

Through international and national interagency efforts, advance the use of broadband for key national
purposes.

Strategic Goal 8: Operational Excellence


Make the FCC a model for excellence in government by effectively managing the Commission’s
human, information, and financial resources; by making decisions based on sound data and analyses;
and by maintaining a commitment to transparent and responsive processes that encourage public
involvement and best serve the public interest.


1 47 U.S.C. § 151.
2 Id.
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WHAT THE FCC COMMITS TO ACCOMPLISH IN FY 2013


In carrying out its strategic goals, the FCC has identified the following outcomes it will strive to accomplish in
FY 2013. Each outcome is stated as a performance goal and each of the 27 outcome-focused performance goals
has associated performance targets.

When reviewing the information on the following pages, the reader should note that the FCC, through its
regulatory activities, influences numerous economic and social outcomes. However, since consumer choice,
technological innovation, economic conditions, and international negotiations can all have an effect on
outcomes, the FCC’s approach to connecting its strategic goals to its performance measures includes only those
factors within the FCC’s control.

CONNECT AMERICA



Performance Commitments and Metrics

Outcome-oriented Performance Goal 1.1:

Maximize broadband adoption by promoting affordability and
removing other barriers to adoption by all Americans, including those with low incomes and disabilities.

Targets with Subordinate Measures:


(1) Support and facilitate the development, deployment, and adoption of broadband services across
multiple platforms.
• Carry out rulemakings, spectrum reallocation, and license modifications as needed to ensure
that the growing demand for wireless broadband services, including satellite-delivered
broadband, is met.
• Expeditiously review and issue spectrum licenses to qualified auction winners, promoting the
expanded deployment of broadband services.
• Take concrete steps to increase broadband availability and innovative uses of broadband in
addressing critical national priorities.

Outcome-oriented Performance Goal 1.2:

Maximize availability of fixed and mobile broadband to all
Americans and community anchor institutions, including in rural and insular areas and Tribal lands, while
ensuring that universal service programs are efficient, effective, and impose no greater burden on consumers and
businesses than necessary.

Targets with Subordinate Measures:


(1) Work in partnership with state, local, and tribal governments, consumer groups and industry to
promote broadband availability to all Americans, including consumers in rural and high cost areas
and individuals with disabilities.
• In coordination with government, consumer and industry groups, conduct outreach activities to
educate the public concerning the Commission’s broadband initiatives, including those
promoting universal service.
• In coordination with state, local, and tribal governments, and consumer and industry groups,
develop and implement consumer education and outreach activities regarding broadband.
• Work collaboratively across FCC Offices and Bureaus to identify and address Tribal and Native
Community communications issues, including barriers to entry that operate against Tribal
broadband deployment and adoption.
• Coordinate with other Federal Government agencies on rules and policies designed to achieve
access by people with disabilities to communications and information technologies.
(2) Continue reform of the universal service program to reflect technological developments and
changes in the market.
• Make disbursements from the Connect America Fund.
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• Revise the universal service contribution methodology when necessary to ensure that the USF
remains sustainable over time.
(3) Promote and advance universal service by increasing the number of USF enforcement actions.
• Promote and advance universal service by reviewing 100% of referrals from the Commission’s
Office of Inspector General and taking enforcement action where appropriate in cases of non-
compliance.
• Report at least annually on USF enforcement actions.

Outcome-oriented Performance Goal 1.3:

Enable the private sector to accelerate the deployment and
expansion of broadband networks by minimizing regulatory and other barriers to broadband build out.

Targets with Subordinate Measures:


(1) Employ strategies to encourage investment in networks and services by existing providers, while
encouraging participation in broadband markets by new and non-traditional participants.
• Initiate or adopt rulemaking actions that provide opportunities for innovations in broadband
services.
• Coordinate with industry and academia to identify research opportunities and impediments
towards broadband deployment.
• Review and revise, as necessary, the Commission’s rules and policies to promote broadband
investment and innovation.
(2) Maintain efficient licensing and facilities siting processes to encourage and facilitate rapid
deployment of broadband infrastructure.
• Process 90% of routine license applications for wireless broadband services within 90 days of
receipt.
• Resolve in a timely fashion all communications tower and antenna siting issues that impede the
deployment of broadband infrastructure and services.
• Work with stakeholders to expand the reach and reduce the cost of broadband deployment by
improving government policies for access to rights of way and wireless facilities siting.
(3) Vigorously enforce and defend against legal challenges to policies and regulations that promote the
deployment and adoption of all broadband technologies.
• Promote the availability of broadband to all Americans by taking action, consistent with
applicable statutes of limitation and other deadlines, on all consumer inquiries and complaints
received regarding broadband availability.

Outcome-oriented Performance Goal 1.4:

Measure and monitor the country’s progress on broadband.

Targets with Subordinate Measures:


(1) Measure and report on progress towards the goals of ensuring that broadband is being deployed to
all Americans in a reasonable and timely fashion.
• Monitor and, as appropriate, revise metrics for determining the extent to which broadband is
being deployed in a reasonable and timely fashion.
• Monitor the availability and adoption of broadband services by consumers, businesses and other
entities.
• Educate consumers about delivered speeds and performance of broadband networks and make
data publicly available to facilitate informed competitive service choices.
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Means and Strategies for Accomplishing Performance


CONNECT AMERICA

Processes

Skills

Technology


Rulemaking

Understanding of relevant law

Electronic Commission Lifecycle

Enforcing the

Ability to analyze competition
Agenda Tracking System
Communications Act and the
in broadband markets
(eCLAS)
Commission’s rules.

Assessing likely scenarios for

Consolidated Licensing System

Industry analysis
convergence of varied
(CLS)

Data collection
technologies

Universal Licensing System

Technology analysis

Assessing technical feasibility
(ULS)

Licensing
of emerging technologies

Consumer Complaints

Auctions

Understanding of current
Management System (CCMS)

Stakeholder outreach
technologies and their

Electronic Document
respective markets
Management System (EDOCS)


Electronic Comment Filing
System (ECFS)

Fee Filer

Desktop/Network Document
Development and Data Access
Tools

Form 477 Data Collection System

Tower Construction Notification
System

OFACS (coordination database)

FCC Auction System
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MAXIMIZE BENEFITS OF SPECTRUM



Performance Commitments and Metrics


Outcome-oriented Performance Goal 2.1:

Develop and implement flexible, market-oriented spectrum
allocation and assignment policies that promote innovation, investment, jobs and consumer benefits, including
ensuring meaningful availability of unlicensed spectrum.

Targets with Subordinate Measures:


(1) Pursue spectrum allocation and license assignment policies to achieve the effective and efficient use
of spectrum.
• Conduct auctions of licenses for electromagnetic spectrum as directed through statutory
mandate or Commission decision.
• Complete transfer of all eligible auctions revenues to the U.S. Treasury within 30 days of
license grant.
• Provide opportunities for innovative and experimental use of spectrum.
(2) Conduct effective and timely spectrum licensing and equipment authorization activities.
• Process 95% of routine spectrum license applications within 90 days of receipt.

Outcome-oriented Performance Goal 2.2:

Develop and implement policies that support highly efficient use
of spectrum.

Targets with Subordinate Measures:


(1) Facilitate the deployment of new or existing services and devices that use spectrum efficiently and
effectively now and for the future.
• Review and revise, as necessary, the Commission’s spectrum allocation, auctions, licensing and
technical rules and establish policies that promote the development of new technologies and the
provision of new or improved terrestrial and satellite communication services.
• Develop Commission policies and adopt items that promulgate policies designed to increase
consumers’ competitive choices for broadband, domestic and international wireline and
wireless services, and multichannel video programming equipment and services.
• Review, process and resolve in a timely manner applications for transfer of control and
assignment of licenses, as well as applications to discontinue service.
• Analyze space station licensees’ compliance with system implementation milestones and take
action, where necessary, to make unused spectrum available to new applications.

Outcome-oriented Performance Goal 2.3:

Serve as a resource domestically and internationally on issues
involving use and management of our spectrum resources.

Targets with Subordinate Measures:


(1) Actively participate in bilateral and multilateral global discussions and debate on issues in
coordination with other U.S. governmental agencies related to competition and universal access,
including access for people with disabilities.
• Participate in meetings and conferences with foreign regulators to foster competition in foreign
markets and promote universal service policies.
• Meet with NTIA and the Department of State as necessary to coordinate U.S. positions related
to competition and universal access, including access for people with disabilities.
(2) Maintain an efficient licensing process for international Section 214 authorizations and cable landing
licenses.
• Process 90% of streamlined Section 214 applications within 90 days; process 90% of non-
streamlined Section 214 applications within 292 days, except those applications pending over
292 days as a result of Executive Branch national security review.
• Process 90% of streamlined Submarine Cable Landing License applications within 180 days;
process 90% of non-streamlined Submarine Cable Landing License applications within 292
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days, except those pending over 292 days as a result of Executive Branch national security
review.
(3) Encourage technological innovation in satellite-based technologies and the efficient use of spectrum.
• Continue to streamline and reform Part 25 rules and requirements to facilitate the rapid
deployment of satellite-based services and encourage technological innovation.
• Process earth station application within an average of 112 days.
• Process space station applications within an average of 270 days.
(4) Reform Commission policies and processes for reviewing foreign ownership in U.S. licensees:
• Carry out rulemaking proposing reforms.
(5) Coordinate with appropriate executive branch agencies international applications and petitions from
applicants having foreign ownership.
• Coordinate applications and petitions on a bi-weekly basis.


Means and Strategies for Accomplishing Performance


MAXIMIZE BENEFITS OF SPECTRUM

Processes

Skills

Technology


Spectrum auctions

Ability to plan and conduct

FCC Auction System

Rulemaking
auctions for limited spectrum

International Bureau Filing

Enforcing the
resources
System
Communications Act and the

Understanding economic and

Experimental Licensing Filing
Commission’s rules.
technology aspects of the
System

Industry analysis
telecommunications industry

Consolidated Licensing System

Data collections

Perspective and innovative
(CLS)

Licensing
thinking in order to encourage

Universal Licensing System

Engineering analysis
the best use of spectrum while
(ULS)

Inter-governmental and
maintaining appropriate

Electronic Commission Lifecycle
international negotiations
protections for public safety
Agenda Tracking System

and national security
(eCLAS)

Auditing, investigating and

Electronic Document
enforcing
Management System (EDOCS)

Forecasting changing needs of

Electronic Comment Filing
and expectations toward
System (ECFS)
underserved groups

Fee Filer

Understanding of relevant law

Desktop/Network Document

Development and Data Access
Tools

KDB (OET Knowledge Data
Base)

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PROTECT AND EMPOWER CONSUMERS



Performance Commitments and Metrics

Outcome-oriented Performance Goal 3.1:

Promote transparency and disclosure.

Targets with Subordinate Measures:


(1) Ensure that FCC policy and rulemaking documents clearly explain the basis for decisions to
Congress, key constituencies, and the public.
• Decision documents will cite relevant facts and data, and sources for that information, to convey
the basis for decisions.
(2) Support and encourage policies and regulations to ensure that consumers receive consistent
treatment and protections across technologies and platforms, and across FCC bureaus and offices.
• Review and recommend revisions, as necessary, to the Commission’s enforcement and
consumer protection rules.
• Utilize advisory committees, task forces, and intergovernmental groups to foster
communications and coordination with industry representatives, consumer groups, and
representatives of other governmental entities.
• Review and revise, as necessary, FCC consumer publications.
• Foster collaborative efforts across all FCC bureaus and offices to promote consistent treatment
and protections across technologies and platforms in Commission proceedings.
(3) Evaluate and report on consumer complaints regarding communications services.
• Make information publicly available about the top subject areas for consumer inquiries and
complaints filed with the Commission, including the number and type of consumer complaints.
(4) Promote an environment in which consumers have a positive, efficient and effective experience
with the Commission's call centers and website.
• Review call center and website trends and make enhancements and improvements, as necessary,
to increase consumer awareness of the rights of consumers in the competitive communications
marketplace.
(5) Ensure that individuals and organizations have maximum opportunities for civic engagement to
provide information, data and opinions concerning FCC matters across a wide array of information
gathering platforms.
• Further enhance the FCC’s web presence and social media environment to provide information
and involve more entities in the decision making process.
• Use workshops, focus groups and other means to solicit input to improve public participation.
• Test and, where appropriate, implement new applications to enhance the public’s involvement
and experience with engaging the FCC.

Outcome-oriented Performance Goal 3.2:
Act swiftly and consistently in the use of enforcement authority
to protect consumers.

Targets with Subordinate Measures:


(1) Enforce and defend against legal challenges to the Commission's policies that promote the
competitive provisions of the Communications Act of 1934, as amended, and the Commission’s
rules.
• Ensure that consumers realize the benefits of competition by compiling a complete record and
working toward resolution of all formal complaints within one year.
• Promote competition in the communications industry by taking action consistent with
applicable statutes of limitation and other deadlines on all complaints filed with the FCC
alleging violations of the competition provisions of the Act and the Commission’s rules.
(2) Ensure, through enforcement action and litigation where necessary, that consumers are protected
from anticompetitive practices.
• Maximize compliance with the Commission’s Customer Proprietary Network Information
(CPNI) rules by reviewing annual CPNI Compliance Filings and taking enforcement action
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where appropriate, consistent with applicable statutes of limitation and other deadlines, against
(1) those carriers’ filings identified as non-compliant with the Communications Act or the
Commission’s rules, and (2) those carriers that did not file annual CPNI Compliance Filings.
• Deter business practices that are in violation of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act through
enforcement of the Commission’s rules addressing Do-Not-Call telephone solicitation
requirements and restrictions on the use of pre-recorded advertising messages, as well as
provisions governing telemarketing and the use of calling equipment.
• Ensure continued viability of telecommunications relay services for persons with disabilities by
taking action, where appropriate, consistent with applicable statutes of limitations and other
deadlines, on all allegations and complaints referred to the Enforcement Bureau.
• Maximize compliance with the Commission’s rules governing the North American Numbering
Plan Administration and Local Number Portability Administration.
• Deter and penalize unjust and unreasonable practices that harm consumers, such as
“cramming,” through enforcement of the Communication Act’s prohibition of these practices.
• Take appropriate actions to enforce Commission policy in response to anti-competitive conduct
in international markets, including disruption of traffic by foreign carriers.
(3) Engage persons with disabilities through outreach and education initiatives to facilitate informed
choice in the telecommunications and media marketplace.
• Develop Commission rules and policies to ensure that new technologies and services are
accessible to persons with disabilities.
• Continue to promote broad awareness of FCC’s accessibility rules and forfeitures associated
with violations of these rules to increase business and consumer awareness of the rights of
consumers and need to ensure that persons with disabilities have access to a variety of video
programming, and communications products and services.
• Monitor and maintain clearinghouse database of accessible products and services.
(4) Ensure that the provisions of Section 716 of the Communications Act covering advance
communication services are effectively applied to the broad range of evolving communication
services.
• Ensure that persons with disabilities and other covered populations have access to these critical
communication services.

Outcome-oriented Performance Goal 3.3:

Develop and maintain policies that encourage variety in media
programming sources and services for consumers.

Targets with Subordinate Measures:


(1) Support the development of and defend against legal challenge to media rules and policies that
comply with judicial directives and statutory requirements.
• Develop appropriate rules, policies, and licensing procedures for the effective provision of
broadcast television and radio as well as for cable and satellite television service.
• Promote competition, diversity and localism in Commission rulemaking items concerning
media ownership and the distribution of video programming.
• Review transactions proposing to transfer the control of Commission licenses to ensure that on
balance, the public interest will be served.
• Work collaboratively across FCC Offices and Bureaus to examine and assess video description
issues and requirements, particularly with respect to impact on persons with disabilities.
(1) Timely resolve and defend against legal challenge to adjudicatory proceedings involving cable
television, broadcast television and radio, and satellite services.
• Deter violations of sponsorship requirements and payola violations by taking action, where
appropriate, consistent with applicable statutes of limitations and other deadlines, on all new
complaints alleging violations of the sponsorship identification or payola provisions.
• Ensure competition and diversity in the market for video programming through timely
resolution of adjudications regarding the agreements and related practices between MVPDs and
video programming providers.
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(2) Ensure that broadcasters and cable operators comply with requirements of the Children’s Television
Act and the Commission’s rules regarding children’s educational television.
• Ensure compliance with core programming guidelines and commercial time limitations by
taking action, where appropriate, consistent with applicable statutes of limitations and other
deadlines, on all new complaints alleging violations.


Means and Strategies for Accomplishing Performance


PROTECT AND EMPOWER CONSUMERS

Processes

Skills

Technology


Rulemaking

Understanding of various

Electronic Commission Lifecycle

Enforcing the
communications marketplaces
Agenda Tracking System
Communications Act and the

Consumer and public education
(eCLAS)
Commission’s rules.

Understanding of economic and

Consolidated Licensing System

Industry monitoring and
legal impacts of converging
(CLS)
analysis
media technologies

Universal Licensing System

Consumer protection

Ability to analyze economic
(ULS)

Interactions with state and
impact of industry performance

Consumer Complaints
international regulators.

Auditing, investigating and
Management System (CCMS)
enforcing

Electronic Document

Understanding of relevant law
Management System (EDOCS)


Electronic Comment Filing
System (ECFS)

Fee Filer

Desktop/Network Document
Development and Data Access
Tools

Form 655 Hearing Aid
Compatibility Reporting System

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PROMOTE INNOVATION, INVESTMENT, AND AMERICA’S


GOLBAL COMPETITIVENESS



Performance Commitments and Metrics

Outcome-oriented Performance Goal 4.1:

Foster international engagement and cooperation on
communications policy issues, including promoting the broadband innovation initiative and free flow of data
across borders.

Targets with Subordinate Measures:


(1) Help promote global broadband infrastructure deployment and adoption.
• Work domestically and internationally to identify possible additional spectrum bands for
globally harmonized allocations for mobile broadband.
• Collaborate with U.S. government agencies and international organizations on global initiatives
to highlight innovative broadband deployment and adoption policies, such as ensuring
broadband networks are able to be incorporated into new infrastructure projects.
(2) Support the U.S. government's efforts to facilitate the free flow of data across borders.
• Work with State, Commerce and the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative to facilitate the
interoperability of national/regional networks.
• Collaborate with other nations on developing ways to facilitate the free flow of data across
borders.

Outcome-oriented Performance Goal 4.2:

Advocate U.S. spectrum interests in the international arena.

Targets with Subordinate Measures:


(1) Secure international spectrum allocations that allow for new services and protect incumbent
services from interference.
• As appropriate, coordinate and implement action items as adopted at the World Radio
Conference (WRC) 2012.
• Prepare and coordinate proposals with other federal government agencies in preparation for the
World Conference on International Telecommunications (WCIT-12) to be held in December
2012 and the World Telecommunications Standardization Assembly (WTSA) to be held in
November 2012.
• Prepare materials and participate in international meetings to secure spectrum and satellite
positions as well as minimize interference issues between services through advocacy of U.S.
positions.
(2) Secure and enforce bi-lateral spectrum treaties and agreements working with appropriate U.S. and
international government agencies.
• Prepare detailed technical analyses and effectively represent the U.S. in bi-lateral negotiations
and coordination activities.
• Perform all technical analysis as necessary to ensure compliance with applicable provisions of
bilateral and International Telecommunication Union (ITU) agreements and treaties.
(3) Secure treaty on international telecommunications regulation that provides flexibility for the
Internet and other new services.
• Prepare and coordinate proposals with other federal government agencies in preparation for the
World Conference on International Telecommunications (WCIT-12) to be held in December
2012 and the World Telecommunications Standardization Assembly (WTSA) to be held in
November 2012.

Outcome-oriented Performance Goal 4.3:
Preserve the free and open Internet as a platform for economic
growth, innovation, job-creation, and global competitiveness.

Target with Subordinate Measures:


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(1) Adopt, enforce and defend against legal challenge to policies and rules that protect Internet freedom
and openness and promote robust innovation and investment throughout the broadband ecosystem.
• Ensure that consumers and innovators have clear and complete information to enable them to
make informed choices in choosing networks, devices and services.
• Ensure that consumers and innovators can send and receive lawful traffic and use the devices of
their choice.
• Ensure that consumers and innovators are protected from unreasonable discrimination.


Means and Strategies for Accomplishing Performance

PROMOTE INNOVATION, INVESTMENT, AND AMERICA’S GLOBAL

COMPETITIVENESS

Processes

Skills

Technology


Rulemaking

Understanding of various

Electronic Commission Lifecycle

Enforcing the
communications marketplaces
Agenda Tracking System
Communications Act and the

Understanding of economic and
(eCLAS)
Commission’s rules.
legal impacts of converging

Consolidated Licensing System

Industry monitoring and
media technologies
(CLS)
analysis

Ability to analyze economic

Universal Licensing System

Data collection and analysis
impact of industry behavior
(ULS)

Licensing

Understanding technological

Consumer Complaints

Technology analysis
advancement and establishing
Management System (CCMS)
an environment that promotes it

Consumer Information

Auditing, investigating and
Management System (CIMS)
enforcing

Electronic Tariff Filing System

Understanding of relevant law
(ETFS)


Electronic Document
Management System (EDOCS)

Electronic Comment Filing
System (ECFS)

Fee Filer

Desktop/Network Document
Development and Data Access
Tools

Equipment Authorization System

Experimental Licensing System

OFACS (coordination database)

KDB (OET Knowledge Data
Base)
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PROMOTE COMPETITION



Performance Commitments and Metrics

Outcome-oriented Performance Goal 5.1:

Ensure effective policies are in place to promote and protect
competition for the benefit of consumers, including appropriate interconnection policies for communications
networks.

Targets with Subordinate Measures:


(1) Promote competitive choices for wireless, satellite, and wireline voice and data service providers,
for domestic and international services and for multichannel video programming.
• Promote competitive choices by adopting policies that lower relative prices for domestic and
international wireline and wireless services.
• Develop Commission policies and adopt items that promulgate policies designed to increase
consumer’s competitive choices for broadband voice and data, and multichannel video
programming equipment and services.
• Review all carrier tariff filings for compliance with Commission rules and statutory
requirements.
(2) Evaluate and report on the competitive environment for communications services.
• Develop and publish reports, by deadlines established in legislation or Commission policy, that
provide information concerning competition in the telecommunications, broadcast, cable,
commercial wireless, and satellite industries.

Outcome-oriented Performance Goal 5.2:

Promote pro-competitive and universal access policies
worldwide.

Targets with Subordinate Measures:


(1) Actively participate in bilateral and multilateral global discussions and debate on issues in
coordination with other U.S. governmental agencies related to communications policy.
• Participate in meetings and conferences with foreign regulators to foster sound communications
policies.
• Meet with NTIA and the Department of State as necessary to coordinate U.S. positions related
to those policies.
• Work with U.S. government agencies and foreign regulators to promote international trade
policies for telecommunications services and equipment, e.g., Mutual Recognition Agreements
for telecommunications product approval.
(2) Work with other U.S. government agencies to participate in international studies that track the
status of global communications.
• Provide input, edits and comments in a timely manner for policy papers, best practices
guidelines, studies and statistical reports.
(3) Support and facilitate the deployment of satellite systems.
• Initiate rulemakings that adopt technical and service rules for licensing new satellite space and
earth station facilities that will provide innovative satellite-based services and permit the more
efficient use of spectrum resources.

Outcome-oriented Performance Goal 5.3:
Ensure expeditious and thorough review of proposed
transactions to ensure they serve the public interest.

Target with Subordinate Measures:


(1) Adhere to policies and processes for transaction review that are transparent and uniform across the
FCC’s Bureaus and Offices.
• Review, process and resolve in a timely manner applications for transfer of control and
assignment of licenses,
• Decision documents concerning mergers and transactions will cite relevant facts, sources of
information, and will convey the basis for decisions.
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Means and Strategies for Accomplishing Performance


PROMOTE COMPETITION

Processes

Skills

Technology


Rulemaking

Understanding of various

Electronic Commission Lifecycle

Enforcing the
communications marketplaces
Agenda Tracking System
Communications Act and the

Understanding of economic and
(eCLAS)
Commission’s rules.
legal impacts of converging

Consolidated Licensing System

Industry monitoring and
media technologies
(CLS)
analysis

Ability to analyze economic

Universal Licensing System

Data collection and analysis
impact of industry behavior
(ULS)

Licensing

Understanding technological

Consumer Complaints

Technology analysis
advancement and establishing
Management System (CCMS)
an environment that promotes it

Consumer Information

Auditing, investigating and
Management System (CIMS)
enforcing

Electronic Tariff Filing System

Understanding of relevant law
(ETFS)

Electronic Document
Management System (EDOCS)

Electronic Comment Filing
System (ECFS)

Fee Filer

Desktop/Network Document
Development and Data Access
Tools

Equipment Authorization System

Experimental Licensing System

OFACS (coordination database)

KDB (OET Knowledge Data
Base)
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PUBLIC SAFETY AND HOMELAND SECURITY



Performance Commitments and Metrics

Outcome-oriented Performance Goal 6.1:

Promote access to effective communications services, including
next generation services, in emergency situations across a range of platforms by public safety, health, defense,
and other emergency personnel, as well as all consumers in need.

Targets with Subordinate Measures:


(1) Enhance communications and media network reliability, including emergency preparedness and
disaster management practices.
• Ensure that communications are available during emergencies and crises by pursuing network
outage reporting enforcement actions.
• Participate in international meetings, conferences, and activities to promote the continued
reliability of the global communications infrastructure.
• Coordinate and work collaboratively across FCC Offices and Bureaus on rulemaking items
regarding accessibility of emergency information to persons with disabilities.
(2) Facilitate participation in the Wireless Priority Service (WPS) Program.
• Work closely with the National Communications System to increase participation in the WPS
program by federal, state, local, and tribal governments as well as first responder organizations.
(3) Facilitate participation in the Telecommunications Service Priority (TSP) Program.
• Work closely with the National Communications System to increase participation in the TSP
program by federal, state, local, and tribal governments as well as 911 call centers and first
responder organizations.
(4) Increase awareness of the Commission’s public safety activities.
• Convene periodic public summits on topics of critical importance, providing outreach to first
responders and the public safety community in general.
(5) Gather and disseminate public safety communications information.
• Maintain a comprehensive internet clearinghouse for the collection, evaluation and
dissemination of public safety information, retrievable by target group and subject area.

Outcome-oriented Performance Goal 6.2:
Evaluate and strengthen measures for protecting the nation’s
critical communications infrastructure and facilitate rapid restoration of the U.S. communications infrastructure
and facilities after disruption by any cause, including cyberattacks.

Targets with Subordinate Measures:


(1) Promote construction of nationwide, interoperable broadband public safety capabilities.
• Adopt and implement Commission rules that would effectuate the deployment and operation of
a common, interoperable broadband infrastructure for America’s first responders.
• Enhance the Commission’s Emergency Response Interoperability Center (ERIC) so that it is
fully functional.
(2) Take appropriate enforcement action for non-compliance with 911 and E911 requirements,
including defending the Commission’s VoIP and 911 and E911 rules in litigation.
• Maximize compliance with the Commission's rules governing the nationwide availability of
E911 solutions to ensure that consumers have access to advanced public safety services in an
emergency by reviewing carrier compliance reports and taking enforcement action where
appropriate.
• Promote compliance with the Commission’s rules by taking action, where appropriate,
consistent with applicable statutes of limitations and other deadlines, on all new complaints
concerning the Commission’s 911 and E911 rules.
(3) Improve the effectiveness of an Emergency Alert System (EAS).
• Promote actions to expand EAS to users of additional communications technologies and media.
• Meet at least quarterly with FEMA and other relevant agencies regarding EAS operational
issues and potential improvements.
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Outcome-oriented Performance Goal 6.3:
Implement, maintain and conduct exercises for the FCC’s
Continuity of Operations Plans (COOP) and Emergency Preparedness Plans and act swiftly in matters affecting
public safety, homeland security, and disaster management.
Targets with Subordinate Measures:
(1) Establish COOP and emergency preparedness procedures to ensure accuracy, improve
effectiveness, and create a better state of readiness.
• Develop a Devolution Plan for the agency.
• Implement a Pandemic Plan for the agency.
• Provide for the acquisition of resources necessary for continuity operations on an emergency
basis for up to 30 days or until normal operations can be resumed.
(2) Identify and provide continuity funding and specific budgetary guidance for all FCC bureaus and
offices.
• Use a risk assessment methodology to identify, prioritize, and justify the allocation of continuity
budgetary resources.
• Integrate continuity budgeting in multi-year strategic planning with performance linked to
established objectives and metrics.
• Budget for continuity requirements in accordance with NSPD-51/HSPD-20 and the National
Communications System Directive 3-10 (Continuity Communications) as applicable.
(3) Ensure that communications are available during emergencies and crises by taking action on 100%
of complaints of interference to public safety communications within one day.
• Complaints of interference to public safety communications will always receive top priority.
(4) Ensure that communications are available during emergencies and crises by conducting cable signal
leakage inspections to minimize harmful interference to aviation and public safety frequencies.
• Report quarterly on the number of cable signal leakage inspections.
(5) During crises, work closely with our federal partners such as FEMA and the National
Communications System to provide situational awareness data from the Disaster Information
Reporting System (DIRS) or data derived from the operation of Project Roll Call equipment.
• Provide all staff resources necessary during crises to gather and provide data from DIRS and
Project Roll Call.




















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Means and Strategies for Accomplishing Performance

PUBLIC SAFETY AND HOMELAND SECURITY

Processes

Skills

Technology


Rulemaking

Knowledge of federal and state

Network Outage Reporting

Enforce the Communications
public safety and emergency
System (NORS)
Act and the Commission’s
procedures.

Disaster Information Reporting
rules.

Understanding of national
System (DIRS)

Data collection and analysis
defense operations.

E-911/Wireless E-911

Intergovernmental and

Facilitation and communication

Emergency Alert System (EAS)
international negotiations
skills necessary to increase

Wireless Priority Access System

Communications and Crisis
awareness of numerous
(WPAS)
Management Center
emergency services and plans.

Electronic Commission Lifecycle

National Communications

Risk assessment.
Agenda Tracking System
System (NCS)

Understanding of relevant law
(eCLAS)

Government Emergency


Consolidated Licensing System
Telecommunications Service
(CLS)
(GETS)

Universal Licensing System

Telecommunications Service
(ULS)
Priority System (TSP)

Electronic Document

Continuity of Operations
Management System (EDOCS)
Plan (COOP)

Electronic Comment Filing

System (ECFS)

Fee Filer

Desktop/Network Document
Development and Data Access
Tools

Electronic Tariff Filing System
(ETFS)

Project Roll Call equipment and
vehicles
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ADVANCE KEY NATIONAL PURPOSES



Performance Commitments and Metrics

Outcome-oriented Performance Goal 7.1:

Promote and facilitate the use of broadband to address key
national challenges, including health care, education, energy, and e-government.

Target with Subordinate Measures:


(1) Support and facilitate the increased use of broadband across key national purposes.
• Support the use of broadband across national purposes in rulemakings by promoting innovative
and flexible uses of both wired and wireless broadband technology.
• Support the use of broadband across national purposes through other means, such as by
facilitating public and private partnerships across industry, government, and nonprofit
organizations.

Outcome-oriented Performance Goal 7.2:

Ensure that small businesses have the access to broadband and
other communications tools needed to drive innovation and economic growth.

Target with Subordinate Measures:


(1) Support and facilitate wired and wireless deployment and competition to ensure that small
businesses have robust broadband connectivity and meaningful choice of broadband services.
• Promote deployment of broadband services, both wired and wireless, to all small businesses
across the country through continued regulatory reforms.
• Promote competition across broadband service providers, including wired and wireless
technologies, by facilitating competition and market entry.


Means and Strategies for Accomplishing Performance

ADVANCE KEY NATIONAL PRIORITIES

Processes

Skills

Technology


Rulemaking

Understanding of relevant law

Electronic Commission Lifecycle

Enforce the Communications

Understanding of both
Agenda Tracking System
Act and the Commission’s
economic and technical aspects
(eCLAS)
rules.
of the telecommunications

Consolidated Licensing System

Industry analysis
industry, both domestically and
(CLS)

Data collection
internationally.

Universal Licensing System

Licensing

Forecasting changing needs of
(ULS)

Engineering
and expectations toward

Consumer Complaints

Inter-governmental and
underserved groups
Management System (CCMS)
international negotiations

Ability to analyze economic

Electronic Document
impact of industry performance
Management System (EDOCS)


Electronic Comment Filing
System (ECFS)

Fee Filer

Desktop/Network Document
Development and Data Access
Tools

Form 477 Data Collection System

Tower Construction Notification
System

OFACS (coordination database)

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OPERATIONAL EXCELLENCE



Performance Commitments and Metrics

Outcome-oriented Performance Goal 8.1:

Effectively manage the FCC’s information technology resources
by maintaining secure systems that meet the needs of both the FCC and the system users.

Targets with Subordinate Measures:


(1) Improve Commission systems to make information readily available to agency management for
decision making.
• Ensure that internal information systems provide timely and easily accessible data to FCC
managers.
(2) Upgrade and enhance technology and tools used by Commission staff to carry out the agency’s
mission.
• Provide FCC staff with information technology hardware, systems and training to create an
efficient and effective workforce.

Outcome-oriented Performance Goal 8.2:

Effectively manage the human resources of the FCC in order to
ensure sufficient resources and knowledge to handle the FCC’s workload.

Targets with Subordinate Measures:


(1) Develop targeted skills and competencies for FCC employees through appropriate career
development aligned with the Commission’s strategic goals.
• Provide a robust selection of training opportunities for Commission employees and encourage
employee participation.
• Continue reevaluation and implementation of the FCC’s Strategic Human Capital plan.

Outcome-oriented Performance Goal 8.3:

Effectively manage the FCC’s financial resources to best achieve
the FCC’s mission and to maintain internal controls that allow for sound financial management and accounting.

Targets with Subordinate Measures:


(1) Conduct a program of continuous review and evaluation to assure that all administrative operations
are helping control or contain costs, providing high quality customer service, and improving the
effectiveness and efficiency of Commission operations.
• Maintain an effective internal controls program that complies with all applicable laws and
regulations to ensure proper stewardship of Federal resources. Promptly respond to and
remediate identified risks, operational weaknesses, and internal control deficiencies that warrant
correction.

Outcome-oriented Performance Goal 8.4:

Effectively manage the FCC’s administrative and management
program resources to provide for the appropriate support for all of the FCC’s activities and to maintain internal
controls that allow for sound facility and equipment expenditures.

Targets with Subordinate Measures:


(1) Promote greater accountability by strengthening performance management controls.
• Collect performance data for FCC managers to use in making decisions concerning program
effectiveness and allocation of resources.
• Review audits and evaluations from the Office of Inspector General and address recommended
improvements in FCC operations and functions.
(2) Ensure compliance with all general administrative laws and regulations, including fiscal,
procurement, ethics, employment, environmental, and appropriations.
• Meet or exceed the Small Business Administration (SBA) contracting set-aside goal.

Outcome-oriented Performance Goal 8.5:

Effectively manage the FCC’s processes for monitoring and
disposing of applications, petitions, and complaints before the FCC in order to achieve timely action on pending
items.
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Targets with Subordinate Measures:


(1) Enforce the Commission’s licensing and technical regulations, including limitations on power
outputs, antenna and tower height, and build-out requirements, to ensure that licensees and
operators of unlicensed devices are using spectrum efficiently and effectively.
• Continue an aggressive program of inspections and investigations by agents in the field to help
maximize compliance with the Commission’s licensing and technical requirements.
(2) Maintain efficient licensing and facilities siting and access processes to encourage and facilitate
rapid deployment of broadband infrastructure.
• Process 90% of routine license applications for wireless broadband services within 90 days of
receipt.
• Resolve, through rulemaking, addressing petitions for reconsideration, environmental analyses,
or other means, communications tower and antenna siting issues.

Outcome-oriented Performance Goal 8.6:
Continuously review and examine our regulatory processes and
significant regulations to achieve statutory objectives while reducing burdens on industry and promoting
innovation and job growth.

Targets with Subordinate Measures:


(1) Eliminate outdated regulations to ensure that FCC rules and policies promote a healthy climate for
private investment and job creation.
• Continue to conduct a review of rules and data collections within each FCC bureau and office
with the goal of eliminating or revising requirements that are outdated, inconsistent with current
technologies, or place needless burdens on businesses or FCC resources.


Means and Strategies for Accomplishing Performance

OPERATIONAL EXCELLENCE

Processes

Skills

Technology


Management and document

Planning, scheduling, and

Commission Registration System
tracking and change control
budgeting
(CORES)

Workforce analysis

Change management

Core Financial Management

Capital asset planning and

Productivity and efficiency
System
deployment
improvement

Electronic Commission Lifecycle

Strategic and performance

Training and workforce
Agenda Tracking System
planning
development
(eCLAS)

Information technology

Workforce analysis

Electronic Document
planning and deployment

Understanding of relevant law
Management System (EDOCS)

Performance budgeting


Electronic Comment Filing
System (ECFS)

Consumer Complaints
Management System (CCMS)

Fee Filer

Desktop/Network Document
Development and Data Access
Tools



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FEE COLLECTIONS AND AUCTIONS










FEE COLLECTIONS AND AUCTIONS


Regulatory Fees


P.L. 103-66, “The Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1993,” requires that the FCC annually collect
fees and retain them for FCC use in order to offset certain costs incurred by the Commission.

The fees collected are intended to recover the costs attributable to the Commission’s enforcement, policy
and rulemaking, user information services, and international regulatory activities.

The fees, often referred to as Section 9 fees, apply to the current holder of the license as of a specific date
and to other entities (e.g., cable television systems) which benefit from Commission regulatory activities
not directly associated with its licensing or applications processing functions.

The regulatory fees do not apply to governmental entities, amateur radio operator licensees, nonprofit
entities holding tax exempt status under section 501(c) of the Internal Revenue code, 26 U.S.C. § 501,
and certain other non-commercial entities.

The provisions of this law, codified at 47 U.S.C. § 159, give the Commission authority to review the
regulatory fees and to adjust the fees to reflect changes in its appropriation from year to year. It may also
add, delete or reclassify services under certain circumstances. Additionally, the legislation requires the
Commission to charge a 25% late payment penalty and to dismiss applications or revoke licenses for
non-payment of the fees, although it may waive, reduce or defer payment of a fee for good cause.

The Commission implemented the Regulatory Fee Collection Program by rulemaking on July 18, 1994.
The most recent fee schedule became effective on September 9, 2011, pursuant to an order adopted by
the Commission on July 18, 2011, released July 19, 2011, and published in the Federal Register August
10, 2011 (74 FR 41932).

Authorization to Retain Fees


Fees collected up to the level established by Congress are applied against the Commission’s annual
appropriation at the close of each fiscal year. The regulatory fee levels of $335,794 for FY 2011 and
$335,794 for FY 2010 were achieved. The Commission collected $6,247 above the required
regulatory level in FY 2011 and $5,739 in FY 2010, which are reported as temporarily not available
pursuant to Public Law. The total cumulative amount collected above the required regulatory level
was $66,170 at September 30, 2011.

Appropriations language for FY 2012 prohibits the Commission from using any excess offsetting
collections received in FY 2012 or any prior years. The FCC proposed the same treatment of excess
collections in its FY 2013 budget request. .



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FY 1997 – FY 2013 RESOURCE COMPARISON
Distribution of Appropriated Budget Authority

(Dollars in Millions)
$400
$341.9
$335.8 $335.8
$339.8
$346.8
$350
$313.0
$289.8 $291.3
$281.1
$300
$273.9
$270.9
$245.1
$250
$229.9
$210.0
$188.1
$186.5 $192.0
$200
341.9
346.8
335.8
335.8
339.8
312.0
$150
288.8
290.3
218.8
265.7
272.9
280.1
200.1
152.5
185.8
155.1
172.5
$100
$50
35.6
31.4
29.8
19.5
24.2
26.3
5.2
1.0
1.0
1.0
1.0
1.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
$0

FY

FY

FY

FY

FY

FY

FY

FY

FY

FY

FY

FY

FY

FY

FY

FY

FY

1997
1998
1999
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005
2006
2007
2008
2009
2010
2011
2012
2013

Direct Authority (Appropriation)

Regulatory Fees (Spending Authority)


FY 2013 Regulatory Fee Assumptions


The FY 2011 appropriation for the FCC authorized $335.8 million in collection of regulatory fees. The
FY 2012 enacted budget increased regulatory fees to a level of $339.8 million. The FY 2013 budget
proposes an increase of regulatory fees to a level of $346.8 million. These funds will support
Commission-wide goals that will allow the FCC to serve the American public in an efficient, effective
and responsive manner. The distribution of Budget Authority between direct and offsetting collections
from Regulatory Fees is illustrated in the above graph.

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Application Processing Fees


Since FY 1987 the FCC has collected and deposited into the General Fund of the U.S. Treasury
application processing fees, often referred to as Section 8 fees. The fees are intended to recover a
substantial portion of the costs of the Commission’s applications processing functions. The program
encompasses over 300 different fees, with the vast majority collected at the time an original license
application, renewal or request for modification is filed with the Commission. Most fees are assessed as
a one-time charge on a per-application basis, although there are certain exceptions. Government,
nonprofit, non-commercial broadcast and amateur license applicants are exempt from the fees. A
lockbox bank is used to collect the fees, with all fees deposited into the General Fund of the U.S.
Treasury. Once deposited, these fees are generally not refundable regardless of the outcome of the
application process. The Commission must review and revise the fees every two years based upon
changes to the Consumer Price Index (CPI). On February 28, 2011, the Commission adopted an Order
which increased application fees to reflect these CPI changes; this change became effective June 21,
2011. Application Processing Fee Collections (Section 8) and Regulatory Fee collections are
summarized in the following graph.



FEE COLLECTIONS*


FY 1997 – FY 2013

$400
$371.8
$365.5 $366.0
$365.0
$361.4
$347.0
$350
$332.6
$319.3
$318.8
$305.8
$300
$285.9
$241.5
$250
$231.9
$214.8
$193.9
$187.1
$203.6
3 4 7
3 4 2
3 4 2
3 4 0
$200
3 4 2
3 2 5
3 0 8
2 9 3
2 9 7
2 8 5
2 6 6
$150
2 0 7
2 2 0
18 7
156
177
155
$100
$50
3 8
3 2
2 7
2 8
2 5
2 2
2 0
2 1
2 6
2 5
2 3
2 2
24
2 0
2 4
2 5
2 5
$0
97
98
99
00
01
02
03
04
05
06
07
08
09
10
11
12
13

Sec. 8 Actual

Est. Sec. 8

Sec. 9 Actual

Est. Sec. 9

*In addition to Sec. 8 processing fees which go to General Fund of Treasury, totals for FY 1997-2011 include Sec. 9 Regulatory Fees. Sec. 9
actuals reflect fees collected thru 9/30. Est. Sec. 9 reflects fees established in appropriations language.
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Spectrum Auctions


The Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1993, P.L. 103-66, required the FCC to auction portions of
the spectrum for certain services, replacing the former lottery process. The Commission is required to
ensure that small businesses, women, minorities, and rural telephone companies have an opportunity to
participate in the competitive bidding process. The Commission initiated regulations implementing the
spectrum auction authority granted by the legislation and conducted its first round of auctions in July
1994. To date the Commission has completed 80 auctions. As of December 31, 2011, total net winning
bids collected and deposited into Treasury from this program have exceeded $51.0 billion. The original
spectrum auction authority was scheduled to expire in FY 1998; however, it was extended through FY
2007 in the Balanced Budget Act of 1997, P.L. 105-33. The authority has since been extended through
FY 2011 by the Deficit Reduction Act of 2005, P.L. 109-171, and most recently, the authority was
extended through September 30, 2012 by the DTV Delay Act, P.L. 111-4.

The Commission is authorized to retain from auction revenues those funds necessary to develop,
implement and maintain the auction program. These funds cover the personnel and administrative costs
required to plan and execute spectrum auctions; operational costs to manage installment payments and
collections activities; development, implementation, and maintenance of all information technology
systems necessary for Auctions operations, including development of a combinatorial bidding system,
and a proportional share of the general administrative costs of the Commission based on the split of
direct FTE hours charged to auctions in the previous year. This budget submission assumes the
auctions program will continue to recover the costs of conducting all auctions activities from spectrum
license receipts as the FCC continues to use auctions as a licensing mechanism for spectrum based
communications services. The FCC’s FY 2012 Appropriations language capped the auctions program
at $85 million. It is anticipated that the FCC’s FY 2013 Appropriation language will also, cap the
auctions program at $85 million.

The Balanced Budget Act of 1997, P.L. 105-33, required that the Commission provide to authorizing
committees a detailed report of obligations in support of the auctions program for each fiscal year of
operation, as a prerequisite to the continued use of auctions receipts for the costs of all auctions activities.
The FY 2011 Auctions Report will be provided to the appropriate Congressional committees by
September, 2012. The FY 2012 Auctions Report will be submitted by September, 2013.
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BUREAUS AND OFFICES

FY 2013 REQUIREMENTS









BUREAU/OFFICE FY 2013 REQUIREMENTS



BUREAUS


Office of Chairman and Commissioners .....................................................................................37
Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau .............................................................................38
Enforcement Bureau ....................................................................................................................40
International Bureau ....................................................................................................................42
Media Bureau...............................................................................................................................44
Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau.............................................................................45
Wireless Telecommunications Bureau ........................................................................................48
Wireline Competition Bureau......................................................................................................49

AGENCY OFFICES:

Office of Administrative Law Judges.........................................................................................51
Office of Communications Business Opportunities ...................................................................53
Office of Engineering and Technology ......................................................................................55
Office of General Counsel ..........................................................................................................57
Office of Inspector General ........................................................................................................59
Office of Legislative Affairs.......................................................................................................61
Office of the Managing Director ................................................................................................62
Office of Media Relations ..........................................................................................................64
Office of Strategic Planning and Policy Analysis ......................................................................65
Office of Workplace Diversity ...................................................................................................66

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OFFICE OF THE CHAIRMAN AND COMMISSIONERS


2011
2012
2013

Actual

Enacted

Cong. Request

FTE

30
32
32
11-Compensation
$3,535,244
$3,685,327
$4,510,555
12-Benefits
$842,864
$919,501
$1,015,991
13-Benefits for Former Personnel
$0
$0
$0

Subtotal, Personnel Costs

$4,378,108
$4,604,828
$5,526,546
21-Travel
$193,333
$313,298
$279,948
22-Transportation of Things
$0
$0
$0
23-Rent and Communications
$311,656
$278,023
$313,205
24-Printing and Reproduction
$0
$0
$0
25-Other Contractual Services
$2,445
$4,000
$4,000
26-Supplies and Materials
$0
$0
$0
31-Equipment
$0
$0
$0
42-Insurance Claims and Indemnities
$0
$0
$0

Subtotal, Non-Personnel Costs

$507,434
$595,321
$597,153

TOTAL

$4,885,542
$5,200,149
$6,123,699


The FCC is directed by five Commissioners appointed by the President and confirmed by the Senate
for 5-year terms, except when filling an unexpired term. The President designates one of the
Commissioners to serve as Chairperson. Only three Commissioners may be members of the same
political party. None of them can have a financial interest in any Commission-related business.

The Chairman serves as the chief executive officer of the Commission, supervising all FCC activities,
delegating responsibilities to staff units and Bureaus, and formally representing the Commission before
the Congress and the Administration.
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CONSUMER AND GOVERNMENTAL AFFAIRS BUREAU



2011
2012
2013

Actual

Enacted

Cong. Request

FTE

180
195
195
11-Compensation
$18,445,571
$18,963,871
$19,211,555
12-Benefits
$4,644,144
$4,775,830
$4,330,673
13-Benefits for Former Personnel
$0
$0
$0

Subtotal, Personnel Costs

$23,089,715
$23,739,701
$23,542,228
21-Travel
$84,071
$369,535
$211,222
22-Transportation of Things
$0
$0
$0
23-Rent and Communications
$1,164,932
$1,116,675
$1,148,087
24-Printing and Reproduction
$0
$0
$0
25-Other Contractual Services
$1,282,986
$919,500
$1,209,369
26-Supplies and Materials
$2,190
$400
$671
31-Equipment
$1,348
$0
$2,175
42-Insurance Claims and Indemnities
$0
$0
$0

Subtotal, Non-Personnel Costs

$2,535,527
$2,406,110
$2,571,524

TOTAL

$25,625,242
$26,145,811
$26,113,752


The Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau develops and administers the Commission’s
consumer and inter-governmental affairs policies and initiatives to enhance the public’s understanding
of the Commission’s work and to facilitate the Agency’s relationships with other governmental
agencies and organizations. The Bureau is responsible for rulemaking proceedings regarding general
consumer and disability policy. The Bureau serves as the primary entity responsible for
communicating with the general public regarding Commission policies, programs, and activities in
order to facilitate public education and participation in the Commission’s decision-making processes.

The Bureau’s overall objectives include: advising the Commissioners and the other Bureaus and
Offices on consumer, disability and inter-governmental related areas of concern or interest; initiating,
reviewing, and coordinating orders, programs and actions, in conjunction with other Bureaus and
Offices, in matters regarding consumer and disability policy and procedures, and any other related
issues affecting consumer policy; representing the Commission on consumer and inter-governmental
related committees, working groups, task forces and conferences within and outside the Agency; and
providing expert advice and assistance to Bureaus and Offices and consumers regarding compliance
with applicable disability and accessibility requirements, rules and regulations.

The Bureau serves as the public face of the Commission through outreach and education, as well as
through our Consumer Center, which is responsible for responding to consumer inquiries and
complaints. The Bureau has been particularly active in public outreach related to the digital television
transition, for which it received significant one-time resources in FY 2010. The Bureau also maintains
collaborative partnerships with state, local, and tribal governments in such critical areas as emergency
preparedness and implementation of new technologies.
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The Bureau’s activities include: consumer and disability policy development and coordination;
interaction with the public, federal, state, local, tribal and other government agencies and industry
groups; oversight of the Consumer Advisory Committee, and the Intergovernmental Advisory
Committee; informal complaint mediation and resolution; consumer outreach and education;
maintaining official FCC records; coordination with the Office of Managing Director for Agency-wide
strategic planning efforts; and any other functions as may be assigned, delegated, or referred to the
Bureau by the Commission.
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ENFORCEMENT BUREAU


2011
2012
2013

Actual

Enacted

Cong. Request

FTE

276
299
299
11-Compensation
$31,343,217
$32,101,263
$34,931,153
12-Benefits
$8,022,443
$8,214,874
$7,975,137
13-Benefits for Former Personnel
$0
$0
$0

Subtotal, Personnel Costs

$39,365,660
$40,316,137
$42,906,290
21-Travel
$275,233
$292,850
$325,619
22-Transportation of Things
$32,503
$36,000
$13,344
23-Rent and Communications
$3,668,012
$3,391,372
$3,448,686
24-Printing and Reproduction
$0
$0
$0
25-Other Contractual Services
$839,427
$533,800
$605,676
26-Supplies and Materials
$300,869
$285,250
$262,946
31-Equipment
$293,956
$368,500
$4,525,021
42-Insurance Claims and Indemnities
$0
$0
$0

Subtotal, Non-Personnel Costs

$5,410,000
$4,907,772
$9,181,292

TOTAL

$44,775,660
$45,223,909
$52,087,582


The Enforcement Bureau serves as the primary Commission entity responsible for enforcement of the
Communications Act and other communications statutes, the Commission’s rules, orders and
authorizations, other than matters that are addressed in the context of a pending application for a
license or other authorization or in the context of administration, including post-grant administration,
of a licensing or other authorization or registration program. The Enforcement Bureau’s
responsibilities include, among other things:

Resolving complaints regarding:
o compliance with statutory and regulatory provisions, including complaints filed
under section 208 of the Communications Act;
o acts or omissions of non-common carriers subject to the Commission’s jurisdiction
under Title II of the Communications Act and related provisions;
o accessibility to communications services and equipment for persons with
disabilities;
o radiofrequency interference and radiofrequency equipment and devices;
o compliance with the Commission’s Emergency Alert System rules;
o the lighting and marking of radio transmitting towers;
o indecent communications subject to the Commission’s jurisdiction;
o the broadcast and cable television children’s television programming commercial
limits contained in section 102 of the Children’s Television Act;
o unauthorized construction and operation of communications facilities;
o false distress signals;
o Title III licensees and permittees;
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o pole attachments filed under section 224 of the Communications Act;
o multichannel video and cable television service under part 76 of the Commission’s
rules; and
o other matters assigned to it by the Commission.
Resolving universal service suspension and debarment proceedings.
Conducting investigations and collecting information in connection with complaints, on its own
initiative, or upon request of another Bureau or Office.
Mediating and settling disputes between service providers.
Serving as trial staff in formal hearings conducted pursuant to 5 U.S.C. § 556 regarding
applications, revocation, forfeitures and other matters designated for hearing.
Providing field support for, and field representation of, the Bureau, other Bureaus and Offices
and the Commission.
Handling congressional and other correspondence relating to or requesting specific
enforcement actions, specific complaints or other specific matters within the responsibility of
the Bureau, to the extent not otherwise handled by the Consumer and Governmental Affairs
Bureau, the Office of General Counsel (impermissible ex parte presentations) or another
Bureau or Office.
Issuing non-hearing related subpoenas for the attendance and testimony of witnesses and the
production of books, papers, correspondence, memoranda, schedules of charges, contracts,
agreements, and any other records deemed relevant to the investigation of matters within the
responsibility of the Bureau.
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INTERNATIONAL BUREAU


2011
2012
2013

Actual

Enacted

Cong. Request

FTE

124
135
135
11-Compensation
$16,212,198
$16,724,381
$15,815,608
12-Benefits
$3,950,343
$4,085,955
$3,679,870
13-Benefits for Former Personnel
$0
$0
$0

Subtotal, Personnel Costs

$20,162,541
$20,810,336
$19,495,478
21-Travel
$427,435
$601,597
$373,411
22-Transportation of Things
$0
$0
$0
23-Rent and Communications
$989,021
$1,000,844
$1,023,732
24-Printing and Reproduction
$0
$0
$0
25-Other Contractual Services
$23,544
$9,556
$57,424
26-Supplies and Materials
$16,033
$14,041
$18,363
31-Equipment
$0
$0
$0
42-Insurance Claims and Indemnities
$0
$0
$0

Subtotal, Non-Personnel Costs

$1,456,033
$1,626,038
$1,472,931

TOTAL

$21,618,574
$22,436,374
$20,968,409


The International Bureau develops, recommends and administers policies, standards, procedures and
programs for the regulation of international telecommunications facilities and services and the
licensing of satellite and submarine cable facilities under its jurisdiction. The Bureau advises and
recommends to the Commission, or acts for the Commission under delegated authority, in the
development of and administration of international telecommunications policies and programs. The
International Bureau assumes the principal representational role for Commission activities in
international organizations. The International Bureau has the following duties and responsibilities:

Initiating and directing the development and articulation of international telecommunications
policies, consistent with the priorities of the Commission.
Advising the Chairman and Commissioners on matters of international telecommunications
policy, and on the status of the Commission's actions to promote the vital interests of the
American public in international commerce, national defense, and foreign policy areas.
Developing, recommending, and administering policies, rules, and procedures for the
authorization, licensing, and regulation of international telecommunications facilities and
services and domestic and international satellite systems.
Monitoring compliance with the terms and conditions of authorizations and licenses granted by
the Bureau, and pursuing enforcement actions in conjunction with appropriate bureaus and
offices.
Representing the Commission on international telecommunications matters at both domestic
and international conferences and meetings, and directing and coordinating the Commission’s
preparation for such conferences and meetings.
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Serving as the single focal point within the Commission for cooperation and consultation on
international telecommunications matters with other federal agencies, international or foreign
organizations, and appropriate regulatory bodies and officials of foreign government.
Developing, coordinating with other federal agencies, and administering regulatory assistance
and training programs for foreign administrations to promote telecommunications development.
Providing advice and technical assistance to U.S. trade officials in the negotiation and
implementation of telecommunications trade agreements.
Conducting economic, legal, technical, statistical and other appropriate studies, surveys and
analyses in support of development of international telecommunications policies and programs.
Collecting and disseminating within the Commission information and data on international
telecommunications, regulatory and market developments in other countries and international
organizations.
Promoting the international coordination of spectrum allocation, and frequency and orbital
assignments, so as to minimize cases of international radio interference involving U.S.
licensees.
Directing and coordinating, in consultation with appropriate bureaus and offices, negotiation of
international agreements to provide for arrangements and procedures for bilateral coordination
of radio frequency assignments to prevent or resolve international radio interference involving
U.S. licensees.
Ensuring fulfillment of the Commission’s responsibilities under international agreements and
treaty obligations, and, consistent with Commission policy, ensuring that the Commission’s
regulations, procedures, and frequency allocations comply with mandatory requirements of all
applicable international and bilateral agreements.
Overseeing and, as appropriate, administering activities pertaining to the international
consultation, coordination and notification of U.S. frequency and orbital assignments, including
activities required by bilateral agreements, the International Radio Regulations, and other
international agreements.

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MEDIA BUREAU


2011
2012
2013

Actual

Enacted

Cong. Request

FTE

197
213
213
11-Compensation
$22,650,542
$23,257,993
$24,330,226
12-Benefits
$5,335,191
$5,503,325
$5,228,772
13-Benefits for Former Personnel
$0
$0
$0

Subtotal, Personnel Costs

$27,985,733
$28,761,318
$29,558,998
21-Travel
$35,988
$49,959
$28,684
22-Transportation of Things
$0
$0
$0
23-Rent and Communications
$1,579,363
$1,525,660
$1,560,551
24-Printing and Reproduction
$0
$0
$0
25-Other Contractual Services
$108,276
$134,187
$652,153
26-Supplies and Materials
$0
$0
$0
31-Equipment
$148
$150
$13,454
42-Insurance Claims and Indemnities
$0
$0
$0

Subtotal, Non-Personnel Costs

$1,723,775
$1,709,956
$2,254,842

TOTAL

$29,709,508
$30,471,274
$31,813,840


The Media Bureau develops, recommends and administers the policy and licensing programs for the
regulation of media, including cable television, broadcast television and radio, and satellite services in
the United States and its territories. The Bureau advises and recommends to the Commission, or acts
for the Commission under delegated authority, in matters pertaining to multichannel video
programming distribution, broadcast radio and television, direct broadcast satellite service policy, and
associated matters. The Bureau will, among other things:
Conduct rulemaking proceedings concerning the legal, engineering, and economic aspects of
electronic media services.
Conduct comprehensive studies and analyses concerning the legal, engineering and economic
aspects of electronic media services.
Resolve waiver petitions, declaratory rulings and adjudications related to electronic media
services.
Process applications for authorization, assignment, transfer and renewal of media services,
including AM, FM, TV, the cable TV relay service, and related matters.

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PUBLIC SAFETY AND HOMELAND SECURITY BUREAU


2011
2012
2013

Actual

Enacted

Cong. Request

FTE

112
122
122
11-Compensation
$12,763,853
$13,108,936
$13,597,969
12-Benefits
$3,337,199
$3,440,881
$3,243,291
13-Benefits for Former Personnel
$0
$0
$0

Subtotal, Personnel Costs

$16,101,052
$16,549,817
$16,841,260
21-Travel
$123,609
$133,527
$93,764
22-Transportation of Things
$35,460
$0
$0
23-Rent and Communications
$891,359
$841,883
$862,248
24-Printing and Reproduction
$0
$0
$0
25-Other Contractual Services
$912,287
$454,683
$1,125,043
26-Supplies and Materials
$9,434
$3,630
$10,810
31-Equipment
$47,941
$57,934
$31,358
42-Insurance Claims and Indemnities
$0
$0
$0

Subtotal, Non-Personnel Costs

$2,020,090
$1,491,657
$2,123,223

TOTAL

$18,121,142
$18,041,474
$18,964,483


The Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau (PSHS) advises and makes recommendations to the
Commission, or acts for the Commission under delegated authority, in all matters pertaining to public
safety, homeland security, national security, emergency management and preparedness, disaster
management, and ancillary operations. The Bureau has responsibility for coordinating public safety,
homeland security, national security, emergency management and preparedness, disaster management,
and related activities within the Commission. The Bureau also performs the following functions:

Develops, recommends, and administers policy goals, objectives, rules, regulations, programs
and plans for the Commission to promote effective and reliable communications for public
safety, homeland security, national security, emergency management and preparedness, disaster
management and related activities, including public safety communications (including 911,
enhanced 911, and other emergency number issues), priority emergency communications, alert
and warning systems (including the Emergency Alert System), continuity of government
operations, implementation of Homeland Security Presidential Directives and Orders, disaster
management coordination and outreach, communications infrastructure protection, reliability,
operability and interoperability of networks and communications systems, the Communications
Assistance for Law Enforcement Act (CALEA), and network security. Recommends policies
and procedures for public safety, homeland security, national security, emergency management
and preparedness, and recommends national emergency plans and preparedness programs
covering Commission functions during national emergency conditions. Conducts outreach and
coordination activities with, among others, state and local governmental agencies, hospitals and
other emergency health care providers, and public safety organizations. Recommends national
emergency plans, policies, and preparedness programs covering the provision of service by
communications service providers, including telecommunications service providers,
information service providers, common carriers, non-common carriers, broadcasting and cable
facilities, satellite and wireless radio services, radio frequency assignment, electro-magnetic
radiation, investigation and enforcement.
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Under the general direction of the Defense Commissioner, coordinates the public safety,
homeland security, national security, emergency management and preparedness, disaster
management, and related activities of the Commission, including national security and
emergency preparedness and defense mobilization, Continuity of Government (COG) planning,
alert and warning systems (including the Emergency Alert System), and other functions as may
be delegated during a national emergency or activation of the President’s war emergency
powers as specified in section 706 of the Communications Act. Provides support to the
Defense Commissioner, including with respect to his/her participation in the Joint
Telecommunications Resources Board, and the National Security Telecommunications
Advisory Committee and other public safety and homeland security organizations and
committees. Represents the Defense Commissioner with other Government agencies and
organizations, the communications industry, and Commission licensees on public safety,
homeland security, national security, emergency management and preparedness, disaster
management, and related issues.

Develops and administers rules, regulations, and policies for priority emergency
communications, including the Telecommunications Service Priority System. Supports the
Chief of the Wireline Competition, International and Wireless Telecommunications Bureaus on
matters involving assignment of Telecommunications Service Priority System priorities and in
administration of that system.

The Chief of PSHS Bureau or designee Acts as the FCC Alternate Homeland Security and
Defense Coordinator and principal to the National Communications System, and serves as the
Commission’s representative on the National Communications Systems Committees.

Advises and makes recommendations to the Commission, or acts for the Commission under the
delegated authority, in all matters pertaining to the licensing and regulation of public safety,
homeland security, national security, emergency management and preparedness, and disaster
management wireless telecommunications, including ancillary operations related to the
provision or use of such services.

Conducts studies of public safety, homeland security, national security, emergency
management and preparedness, disaster management, and related issues. Develops and
administers recordkeeping and reporting requirements for communications companies
pertaining to these issues. Administers any Commission information collection requirements
pertaining to public safety, homeland security, national security, emergency management and
preparedness, disaster management and related issues.

Interacts with the public, local, state and other governmental agencies, and industry groups
(including advisory committees and public safety organizations and associations) on public
safety, homeland security, national security, emergency management, disaster management and
related issues. Serves as the point of contact for the U.S. Government in matters of
international monitoring, fixed and mobile direction-finding and interference resolution; and
oversees coordination of non-routine communications and materials between the Commission
and international or regional public organizations or foreign administrations.

Maintains and operates the Commission’s public safety, homeland security, national security,
emergency management and preparedness, and disaster management facilities and operations,
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including the Communications Center, the establishment of any Emergency Operations Center
(EOC), and any liaison activities with other federal, state, or local government organizations.

Reviews and coordinates orders, programs and actions initiated by other Bureaus and Offices in
matters affecting public safety, homeland security, national security, emergency management
and preparedness, disaster management and related issues to ensure consistency with overall
Commission policy.

Develops and recommends responses to legislative, regulatory or judicial inquiries and
proposals concerning or affecting public safety, homeland security, national security,
emergency management, disaster management and related issues. Responses to judicial
inquiries should be developed with and recommended to the Office of General Counsel.

Develops and maintains the Commission’s plans and procedures, including the oversight,
preparation, and training of Commission personnel, for Continuity of Operations (COOP),
Continuity of Government functions, and Commission activities and responses to national
emergencies and other similar situations.

Acts on emergency requests for Special Temporary Authority during non-business hours when
the other Offices and Bureaus of the Commission are closed. Such actions shall be coordinated
with, if possible, and promptly reported to the responsible Bureau or Office.

Maintains liaison with other Bureaus and Offices concerning matters affecting public safety,
homeland security, national security, emergency management and preparedness, disaster
management and related issues.

Operates the Emergency Response Interoperability Center (ERIC) that is responsible for
developing and implementing a national interoperability framework for the 700 MHz
nationwide interoperable broadband public safety wireless network.

Is authorized to declare that a temporary state of communications emergency exists pursuant to
§ 97.401(b) of this chapter and to act on behalf of the Commission with respect to the operation
of amateur stations during such temporary state of communications emergency.

Performs such other functions and duties as may be assigned or referred to it by the
Commission or the Defense Commissioner.
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WIRELESS TELECOMMUNICATIONS BUREAU


2011
2012
2013

Actual

Enacted

Cong. Request

FTE

214
232
232
11-Compensation
$11,947,277
$12,282,826
$12,225,265
12-Benefits
$3,173,037
$3,279,616
$2,879,755
13-Benefits for Former Personnel
$0
$0
$0

Subtotal, Personnel Costs

$15,120,314
$15,562,442
$15,105,020
21-Travel
$8,748
$20,268
$17,592
22-Transportation of Things
$0
$0
$0
23-Rent and Communications
$286,608
$270,340
$276,522
24-Printing and Reproduction
$0
$0
$0
25-Other Contractual Services
$190,245
$580,457
$55,010
26-Supplies and Materials
$0
$0
$0
31-Equipment
$0
$0
$0
42-Insurance Claims and Indemnities
$0
$0
$0

Subtotal, Non-Personnel Costs

$485,601
$871,065
$349,125

TOTAL

$15,605,915
$16,433,507
$15,454,145


The Wireless Telecommunications Bureau (WTB) advises and makes recommendations to the
Commission, or acts for the Commission under delegated authority, in matters pertaining to the
regulation and licensing of wireless communications services, devices, facilities, and electromagnetic
spectrum resources. The Bureau develops and recommends policy goals, objectives, programs, and
plans for the Commission on matters concerning wireless communications and electromagnetic
spectrum resources, drawing upon relevant economic, technological, legislative, regulatory, and
judicial information and developments. Such matters include addressing the present and future
wireless communications and spectrum needs of U.S. consumers, businesses, state, local, and tribal
governments, and other entities; promoting access, efficiency, and innovation in the allocation,
licensing and use of the electromagnetic spectrum; ensuring choice, opportunity, and fairness in the
development of wireless communication services and markets; developing policies regarding the
conduct of auctions of Commission licenses; promoting investment in wireless communications
infrastructure, including wireless broadband, and the integration and interconnection of wireless
communications networks with other communications networks and facilities; and promoting the
development and widespread availability of wireless broadband, mobile, public safety, and other
wireless communications services, devices, and facilities, including through open networks, where
appropriate.

The Bureau’s activities include developing and coordinating policy; conducting rulemaking and
licensing work; conducting spectrum auctions of wireless licenses; and acting on applications for
service and facility authorizations. The Bureau also determines the resource impact of existing,
planned, or recommended Commission activities concerning wireless communications, and develops
and recommends resources deployment priorities. The Bureau reviews and coordinates orders,
programs, and actions initiated by other Bureaus and Offices in matters affecting wireless
communications to ensure consistency of overall Commission policy.


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WIRELINE COMPETITION BUREAU


2011
2012
2013

Actual

Enacted

Cong. Request

FTE

157
170
170
11-Compensation
$20,398,518
$21,313,061
$19,565,864
12-Benefits
$5,166,531
$5,426,232
$4,578,584
13-Benefits for Former Personnel
$0
$0
$0

Subtotal, Personnel Costs

$25,565,049
$26,739,293
$24,144,448
21-Travel
$50,206
$74,442
$58,463
22-Transportation of Things
$0
$0
$0
23-Rent and Communications
$1,219,084
$1,332,235
$1,362,702
24-Printing and Reproduction
$0
$0
$0
25-Other Contractual Services
$86,404
$104,671
$90,747
26-Supplies and Materials
$1,009
$140
$0
31-Equipment
$948
$1,000
$0
42-Insurance Claims and Indemnities
$0
$0
$0

Subtotal, Non-Personnel Costs

$1,357,651
$1,512,488
$1,511,912

TOTAL

$26,922,700
$28,251,781
$25,656,360


The Wireline Competition Bureau advises and makes recommendations to the Commission, or acts for
the Commission under delegated authority, in all matters pertaining to the regulation and licensing of
communications providers and ancillary operations (other than matters pertaining exclusively to the
regulation and licensing of wireless telecommunications services and facilities). The Bureau develops
and recommends policy goals, objectives, programs and plans for the Commission on matters
concerning wireline communications, drawing on relevant economic, technological, legislative,
regulatory and judicial information and developments. Overall objectives include ensuring that all
Americans are included in 21st century communications by reaching all of America with affordable
broadband and voice services; ensuring access to affordable broadband connectivity for schools,
libraries, and health care institutions; fostering competition, especially for small businesses and
ensuring a sustainable framework for competitors who rely on the facilities of others; ensuring that the
public has access to accurate and comprehensive data about communications services, including
broadband availability and cost; responding to internal and external stakeholders in a timely fashion;
conducting rulemaking and adjudicatory proceedings affecting wireline telecommunications service
providers and administering the provisions of the Communications Act relating to charges, practices,
and classifications for wireline telecommunications service providers to ensure that they are just and
reasonable; and working collaboratively with the rest of the agency to address pressing policy issues.
The Bureau reviews and coordinates orders, programs and actions initiated by other Bureaus and
Offices in matters affecting wireline communications to ensure consistency with overall Commission
policy.
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The Bureau’s activities include: policy development and coordination; adjudicatory and rulemaking
proceedings; action on requests for interpretation or waivers of rules; determinations regarding
lawfulness of carrier tariffs; action on applications for service and facility authorizations; review of
carrier performance; administration of accounting requirements for incumbent local exchange carriers;
administration of FCC reporting requirements affecting telecommunications and broadband providers;
economic research and analysis; interaction with the public, local, state, and other government
agencies, and industry groups on wireline communications regulation and related matters; and any
other functions as may be assigned, delegated, or referred to the Bureau by the Commission.

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AGENCY OFFICES


Office of Administrative Law Judges


2011
2012
2013

Actual

Enacted

Cong. Request

FTE

3
3
3
11-Compensation
$280,401
$286,838
$379,748
12-Benefits
$46,079
$47,430
$51,733
13-Benefits for Former Personnel
$0
$0
$0

Subtotal, Personnel Costs

$326,480
$334,268
$431,481
21-Travel
$214
$500
$522
22-Transportation of Things
$0
$0
$0
23-Rent and Communications
$22,429
$22,123
$22,628
24-Printing and Reproduction
$0
$0
$0
25-Other Contractual Services
$31,946
$19,451
$20,375
26-Supplies and Materials
$0
$0
$0
31-Equipment
$0
$0
$0
42-Insurance Claims and Indemnities
$0
$0
$0

Subtotal, Non-Personnel Costs

$54,589
$42,074
$43,524

TOTAL

$381,069
$376,342
$475,005


The Office of the Administrative Law Judges hears and conducts all adjudicatory cases designated for
evidentiary adjudicatory hearing other than those designated to be heard by the Commission en banc or
by one or more members of the Commission, and other hearings as the Commission may assign. The
Office has the following responsibilities:

Presiding over and conducting formal hearings involving investigations, rule-making and
adjudication.
Acting on motions, petitions and other pleadings filed in proceedings and conducting pre-
hearing conferences.
Administering the oath, examining witnesses, ruling upon evidentiary questions, issuing
subpoenas, disposing of procedural motions, preparing and issuing Initial Decisions.
Performing substantially same functions of U.S. District Court judges in non-jury cases, with
the exception that Initial Decisions rendered are automatically subject to review by the
Commission.
Upon instruction of Commission/Chairman, serving as liaison for the Commission and this
Office in making appropriate arrangements for securing advice or information from
representatives of other agencies, bar associations and interested persons in connection with
hearing procedures.
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Preparing and maintaining hearing calendars, showing time and place of hearings.
Preparing reports, statistical data and other information requested or required by the Office of
Personnel Management, and other offices or agencies of the U.S. Government concerned with
proper operation of the Office of Administrative Law Judges.
Exercising such authority as may be assigned by the Commission pursuant to Section 5(c) of
the Communications Act of 1934, as amended.



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Office of Communications Business Opportunities


2011
2012
2013

Actual

Enacted

Cong. Request

FTE

12
13
13
11-Compensation
$1,375,025
$1,393,297
$1,150,906
12-Benefits
$333,843
$340,283
$274,596
13-Benefits for Former Personnel
$0
$0
$0

Subtotal, Personnel Costs

$1,708,868
$1,733,580
$1,425,502
21-Travel
$23,477
$34,000
$34,380
22-Transportation of Things
$0
$0
$0
23-Rent and Communications
$67,706
$71,886
$73,510
24-Printing and Reproduction
$0
$0
$0
25-Other Contractual Services
$865
$501,000
$0
26-Supplies and Materials
$0
$0
$0
31-Equipment
$0
$0
$0
42-Insurance Claims and Indemnities
$0
$0
$0

Subtotal, Non-Personnel Costs

$92,048
$606,886
$107,890

TOTAL

$1,800,916
$2,340,466
$1,533,392


The Office of Communications Business Opportunities (OCBO), as a staff office to the Commission,
develops, coordinates, evaluates, and recommends to the Commission policies, programs, and practices
that promote participation by small entities, women, and minorities in the communications industry. A
principal function of the Office is to lead, advise, and assist the Commission, including all of its
component Bureau/Office managers, supervisors, and staff, at all levels, on ways to ensure that the
competitive concerns of small entities, women, and minorities are fully considered by the agency in
notice and comment rulemakings. In accordance with this function, the Office:

Conducts independent analyses of the Commission’s policies and practices to ensure that
those policies and practices fully consider the interests of small entities, women, and
minorities;
Advises the Commission, Bureaus, and Offices of their responsibilities under the
Congressional Review Act provisions regarding small businesses; the Report to Congress
regarding Market Entry Barriers for Small Telecommunications Businesses (47 U.S.C. §
257); and the Telecommunications Development Fund (47 U.S.C. § 614).
The Office has the following duties and responsibilities:
Serving, through its director, as the principal small business policy advisor to the
Commission;
Developing, implementing, and evaluating programs and policies that promote participation
by small entities, women and minorities in the communications industry;
Managing the Regulatory Flexibility Analysis process pursuant to the Regulatory
Flexibility Act and the Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act to ensure that
small business interests are fully considered in agency actions;
Developing and recommending Commission-wide goals and objectives for addressing the
concerns of small entities, women, and minorities and reports of achievement;
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Acting as the principal channel for disseminating information regarding the Commission’s
activities and programs affecting small entities, women, and minorities;
Developing, recommending, coordinating, and administering objectives, plans and
programs to encourage participation by small entities, women, and minorities in the
decision-making process;
Promoting increased awareness within the Commission of the impact of policies on small
entities, women, and minorities;
Acting as the Commission’s liaison to other federal agencies on matters relating to small
business.

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Office of Engineering and Technology


2011
2012
2013

Actual

Enacted

Cong. Request

FTE

81
87
87
11-Compensation
$9,720,052
$10,261,665
$10,501,615
12-Benefits
$2,498,785
$2,779,067
$2,459,445
13-Benefits for Former Personnel
$0
$0
$0

Subtotal, Personnel Costs

$12,218,837
$13,040,732
$12,961,060
21-Travel
$19,557
$29,043
$25,208
22-Transportation of Things
$0
$0
$0
23-Rent and Communications
$444,094
$441,930
$452,037
24-Printing and Reproduction
$0
$0
$0
25-Other Contractual Services
$226,363
$711,281
$195,527
26-Supplies and Materials
$40,801
$44,426
$41,404
31-Equipment
$27,986
$66,177
$592,900
42-Insurance Claims and Indemnities
$0
$0
$0

Subtotal, Non-Personnel Costs

$758,801
$1,292,857
$1,307,075

TOTAL

$12,977,638
$14,333,589
$14,268,135


The Office of Engineering and Technology allocates spectrum for commercial, private and non-Federal
governmental use and provides expert advice on technical issues before the Commission, including
recommendations on technical standards for spectrum users. The Office also performs the following
duties and responsibilities:
Developing overall policies, objectives, and priorities for the Office of Engineering and
Technology programs and activities; performing management functions; and supervising the
execution of these policies.
Advising and representing the Commission on frequency allocation and spectrum usage
matters, including those covered by international agreements.
Planning and directing broad programs for development of information relative to
communication techniques and equipment, radio wave propagation, and new uses for
communications, and advising the Commission and staff offices in such matters.
Representing the Commission at various national and international conferences and meetings
devoted to the progress of communications and the development of information and standards.
Conducting engineering and technical studies in advanced phases of terrestrial and space
communications, and special projects to obtain theoretical and experimental data on new or
improved techniques, including cooperative studies with other staff units and consultant and
contract efforts as appropriate.
Advising the Commission and other Bureaus and Offices concerning spectrum management,
emerging technologies, technical standards, international considerations and national security
matters involved in making or implementing policy or in resolving specific situations involving
these matters.
Developing and implementing procedures to acquire, store, and retrieve scientific and technical
information required in the engineering work of the Commission.
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Providing advice to the Commission, participating in and coordinating staff work with respect
to general frequency allocation proceedings and other proceedings not within the jurisdiction of
any single Bureau, and providing assistance and advice with respect to rulemaking matters and
proceedings affecting more than one Bureau.
Administering Parts 2, 5, 15, and 18, of the Commission’s Rules and Regulations.
Performing technical, engineering, and management functions of the Commission with respect
to formulating rules and regulations, technical standards, and general policies for Parts 2, 5, 15
and 18, and for equipment authorization of radio equipment for compliance with all appropriate
rules.
Maintaining liaison with other agencies of government, technical experts representing foreign
governments, and members of the public and industry concerned with communications and
frequency allocation and usage.
Coordinating frequency assignments for Commission licensees with Federal Government
agencies, and representing the Commission on issues regarding use of spectrum when
jurisdiction is shared with the Federal Government.
Preparing recommendations for legislation, and reviewing recommendations for rule changes
and rulemaking proposals initiated by other offices affecting Bureau programs and operations.
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Office of General Counsel


2011
2012
2013

Actual

Enacted

Cong. Request

FTE

72
78
78
11-Compensation
$9,844,701
$10,145,860
$10,855,313
12-Benefits
$2,531,410
$2,633,236
$2,566,907
13-Benefits for Former Personnel
$0
$0
$0

Subtotal, Personnel Costs

$12,376,111
$12,779,096
$13,422,220
21-Travel
$9,418
$13,111
$13,008
22-Transportation of Things
$0
$0
$0
23-Rent and Communications
$622,772
$559,705
$572,505
24-Printing and Reproduction
$0
$0
$0
25-Other Contractual Services
$2,576
$4,516
$3,353
26-Supplies and Materials
$0
$0
$0
31-Equipment
$0
$0
$0
42-Insurance Claims and Indemnities
$0
$0
$0

Subtotal, Non-Personnel Costs

$634,766
$577,332
$588,866

TOTAL

$13,010,877
$13,356,428
$14,011,086


As chief legal advisor to the Commission and its various components, the Office of General Counsel
performs the following duties and responsibilities:
Preparing and making recommendations and interpretations concerning procedural rules of
general applicability.
Reviewing all proposed Commission orders and rules for consistency with the Constitution,
laws of the United States, and other rules and precedents.
Representing the Commission in litigation matters.
Ensuring consistent and timely public interest analysis of transactions considered by the
Commission and providing technical expertise on various corporate, bankruptcy, fraud, and
other transactional issues.
Assisting and making recommendations to the Commission with respect to cases of
adjudication (including the review of initial decisions by Administrative Law Judges) and such
other cases as, by Commission policy, are handled in a similar manner and that have been
designated for hearing.
Advising and making recommendations to the Commission with respect to proposed
legislation.
Interpreting statutes, regulations, and international agreements affecting the Commission.
Providing advice to the Commission and its components on general law issues (e.g., leases,
contracts, debt collection, tort claims, fiscal law, and labor law) common to most federal
agencies.
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Serving as principal advisor to the Commission in the administration of laws and regulations
regarding government ethics, as well as the Freedom of Information, Privacy, Government in
the Sunshine and Alternative Dispute Resolution Acts.
Exercising such authority as may be assigned or referred to it by the Commission pursuant to
section 5(c) of the Communications Act of 1934, as amended, as well as the Commission’s
rules.
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Office of Inspector General


2011
2012
2013

Actual

Enacted

Cong. Request

FTE

41
45
45
11-Compensation
$3,209,133
$4,206,645
$5,452,687
12-Benefits
$816,585
$1,061,981
$1,290,328
13-Benefits for Former Personnel
$0
$0
$0

Subtotal, Personnel Costs

$4,025,718
$5,268,626
$6,743,015
21-Travel
$56,518
$102,653
$95,197
22-Transportation of Things
$0
$0
$0
23-Rent and Communications
$276,032
$361,968
$350,709
24-Printing and Reproduction
$0
$0
$0
25-Other Contractual Services
$1,287,588
$3,966,753
$1,552,563
26-Supplies and Materials
$4,016
$0
$471
31-Equipment
$44,066
$50,000
$8,384
42-Insurance Claims and Indemnities
$0
$0
$0

Subtotal, Non-Personnel Costs

$1,668,220
$4,481,374
$2,007,323

TOTAL

$5,693,938
$9,750,000
$8,750,338


The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Office of Inspector General (OIG) was established
in compliance with the Inspector General Act of 1978 (Public Law 94-454), as amended. The OIG
conducts and supervises audits and investigations relating to the programs and operations; provides
leadership and coordination and recommends policies for activities designed to promote economy,
efficiency, and effectiveness in the administration of, and to prevent and detect fraud and abuse in,
such programs and operations; and to provide a means for keeping the Chairman and the Congress
fully and currently informed about problems and deficiencies relating to the administration of such
programs and operations and the necessity for and progress of corrective action. The Inspector
General reports directly to the Chairman. Duties and responsibilities include:

Providing policy direction for and to conduct, supervise, and coordinate audits and
investigations relating to the programs and operations of such establishment.
Reviewing existing and proposed legislation and regulations relating to programs and
operations of such establishment and to make recommendations in the semiannual reports
required by section 5(a) concerning the impact of such legislation or regulations on the
economy and efficiency in the administration of programs and operations administered or
financed by such establishment or the prevention and detection of fraud and abuse in such
programs and operations.
Recommending policies for, and conducting, supervising, or coordinating other activities
carried out or financed by such establishment for the purpose of promoting economy and
efficiency in the administration of, or preventing and detecting fraud and abuse in, its programs
and operations.
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Recommending policies for, and conducting, supervising, or coordinating relationships
between such establishment and other Federal agencies, State and local governmental agencies,
and nongovernmental entities with respect to (A) all matters relating to the promotion of
economy and efficiency in the administration of, or the prevention and detection of fraud and
abuse in, programs and operations administered or financed by such establishment, or (B) the
identification and prosecution of participants in such fraud or abuse.
Reporting expeditiously to the Attorney General whenever the Inspector General has
reasonable grounds to believe there has been a violation of Federal criminal law.





























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Office of Legislative Affairs


2011
2012
2013

Actual

Enacted

Cong. Request

FTE

14
15
15
11-Compensation
$1,675,774
$1,710,693
$1,083,862
12-Benefits
$458,610
$471,272
$257,654
13-Benefits for Former Personnel
$0
$0
$0

Subtotal, Personnel Costs

$2,134,384
$2,181,965
$1,341,516
21-Travel
$7,778
$14,812
$14,551
22-Transportation of Things
$0
$0
$0
23-Rent and Communications
$76,001
$69,816
$71,413
24-Printing and Reproduction
$0
$0
$0
25-Other Contractual Services
$0
$100
$0
26-Supplies and Materials
$0
$0
$0
31-Equipment
$0
$0
$0
42-Insurance Claims and Indemnities
$0
$0
$0

Subtotal, Non-Personnel Costs

$83,779
$84,728
$85,964

TOTAL

$2,218,163
$2,266,693
$1,427,480


The Office of Legislative Affairs informs the Congress of the Commission’s decisions, facilitates
responses to Congressional inquiries, and provides technical assistance to Congressional staff
regarding proposed legislation. Specifically, the Office has the following functions:
Advising and making recommendations to the Commission with respect to legislation proposed
by Members of Congress or other government agencies and coordinating the preparation of
Commission views for submission to Congress or other government agencies.
Tracking and monitoring legislation impacting the Commission, providing technical assistance
to Congressional staff, as necessary.
Coordinating Commission and Bureau responses to formal inquiries by individual Members of
Congress and committees, including tracking inquiries and setting response times.
Assisting the staffs of Members of Congress in responding to constituent concerns.
Assisting in the preparation for, and the coordination of, the Chairman’s and Commissioners’
appearances before Committees of Congress.
Assisting the Office of Managing Director in the preparation of the Managing Director’s annual
report to Congress, as well as with the annual submission of the Commission budget.
Coordinating the Commission’s legislative program, obtaining Bureau and Office comments
and drafting final legislative proposals.

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Office of the Managing Director


2011
2012
2013

Actual

Enacted

Cong. Request

FTE

213
222
222
11-Compensation
$20,087,743
$20,707,541
$20,148,901
12-Benefits
$4,646,774
$4,736,294
$4,070,644
13-Benefits for Former Personnel
$27,832
$27,832
$28,843

Subtotal, Personnel Costs

$24,762,349
$25,471,667
$24,248,388
21-Travel
$208,253
$325,680
$239,764
22-Transportation of Things
$63,141
$64,200
$112,211
23-Rent and Communications
$33,232,541
$32,994,981
$32,379,659
24-Printing and Reproduction
$870,821
$989,500
$1,012,177
25-Other Contractual Services
$38,514,276
$34,504,440
$38,111,282
26-Supplies and Materials
$1,258,761
$1,351,567
$1,446,568
31-Equipment
$2,046,454
$1,690,182
$2,852,033
42-Insurance Claims and Indemnities
$167,799
$125,000
$200

Subtotal, Non-Personnel Costs

$76,362,046
$72,045,550
$76,153,895

TOTAL

$101,124,395
$97,517,217
$100,402,283


The Managing Director is appointed by the Chairman with the approval of the Commission. Under the
supervision and direction of the Chairman, the Managing Director serves as the Commission’s chief
operating official with the following duties and responsibilities:
Providing managerial leadership to and exercising supervision and direction over the
Commission’s Bureaus and Offices with respect to management and administrative matters but
no substantive regulatory matters such as regulatory policy and rulemaking, authorization of
service, administration of sanctions, and adjudication.
Formulating and administering all management and administrative policies, programs and
directives for the Commission consistent with authority delegated by the Commission and the
Chairman and recommending to the Chairman and the Commission major changes in such
policies and programs.
As the administrative head of the agency, assisting the Chairman in carrying out the
administrative and executive responsibilities delegated to the Chairman.
Advising the Chairman and the Commission on management, administrative and related
matters; reviewing and evaluating the programs and procedures of the Commission; initiating
action or making recommendations as may be necessary to administer the Communications Act
most effectively in the public interest. Assessing the management, administrative and resource
implications of any proposed action or decision to be taken by the Commission or by a Bureau
or Office under delegated authority; recommending to the Chairman and the Commission
program priorities, resource and position allocations, management and administrative policies.
Directing agency efforts to improve management effectiveness, operational efficiency,
employee productivity and service to the public. Administering Commission-wide management
improvement programs.
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Planning and managing the administrative affairs of the Commission with respect to the
functions of personnel and position management; labor-management relations; budget and
financial management; information management and processing; organization planning;
management analysis; procurement; office space management and utilization; administrative
and office services; supply and property management; records management; personnel and
physical security; and international telecommunications settlements.
Serving as the principal operating official on ex parte matters involving restricted proceedings.
Reviewing and disposing of all ex parte communications received from the public and others.
In consultation with the General Counsel, approving waivers of the applicability of the conflict
of interest statutes pursuant to 18 U.S.C. §§ 205 and 208, or initiating necessary actions where
other resolutions of conflicts of interest are called for.


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Office of Media Relations


2011
2012
2013

Actual

Enacted

Cong. Request

FTE

14
15
15
11-Compensation
$1,589,134
$1,598,410
$1,629,077
12-Benefits
$440,354
$446,808
$413,325
13-Benefits for Former Personnel
$0
$0
$0

Subtotal, Personnel Costs

$2,029,488
$2,045,218
$2,042,402
21-Travel
$94
$103
$1,395
22-Transportation of Things
$0
$0
$0
23-Rent and Communications
$109,861
$93,691
$94,959
24-Printing and Reproduction
$0
$0
$0
25-Other Contractual Services
$348,646
$274,483
$104,951
26-Supplies and Materials
$11,523
$14,793
$15,596
31-Equipment
$6,100
$10,347
$16,749
42-Insurance Claims and Indemnities
$0
$0
$0

Subtotal, Non-Personnel Costs

$476,224
$393,417
$233,650

TOTAL

$2,505,712
$2,438,635
$2,276,052


The Office of Media Relations informs the news media of Commission decisions and serves as the
Commission’s main point of contact with the media. The Office of Media Relations has the following
duties and responsibilities:
Enhancing public understanding of and compliance with the Commission’s regulatory
requirements.
Acting as the principal channel for communicating information to the news media on
Commission policies, programs, and activities.
Advising the Commission on information dissemination as it affects liaison with the media.
Managing the FCC’s Internet site and oversee the agency’s Web standards and guidelines,
including accessibility.
Managing the audio and visual support services for the Commission.
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Office of Strategic Planning and Policy Analysis


2011
2012
2013

Actual

Enacted

Cong. Request

FTE

30
33
33
11-Compensation
$3,169,953
$3,346,294
$4,608,434
12-Benefits
$788,798
$841,165
$1,052,720
13-Benefits for Former Personnel
$0
$0
$0

Subtotal, Personnel Costs

$3,958,751
$4,187,459
$5,661,154
21-Travel
$34,477
$97,423
$23,441
22-Transportation of Things
$0
$0
$0
23-Rent and Communications
$379,941
$148,988
$152,396
24-Printing and Reproduction
$0
$0
$0
25-Other Contractual Services
$0
$100
$0
26-Supplies and Materials
$0
$0
$0
31-Equipment
$200
$0
$309
42-Insurance Claims and Indemnities
$0
$0
$0

Subtotal, Non-Personnel Costs

$414,618
$246,511
$176,145

TOTAL

$4,373,369
$4,433,970
$5,837,299


The Office of Strategic Planning and Policy Analysis (OSP) works with Bureaus and other Offices,
including those of the Chairman and other Commissioners, to develop and implement communications
policies in all areas of Commission authority and responsibility. Specifically, the Office performs
functions including:

Acting as home for the FCC’s Chief Economist and Chief Technologist.
Hosting Visiting Scholars from academia and elsewhere that join the FCC on a temporary basis
to contribute to the Commission’s mission.
Coordinating the publication of the FCC White Paper series, a forum for staff to publish
research aside from formal Commission actions.
Working on high-priority issues at the request of the Chairman, Commissioners or
Bureau/Office Chiefs.
Leading outreach efforts to relevant stakeholders, e.g., within academia, think tanks, the
business community, and the capital markets.
Providing research and expertise on request to any member of the Commission as resources
allow.
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Office of Workplace Diversity


2011
2012
2013

Actual

Enacted

Cong. Request

FTE

6
7
7
11-Compensation
$591,163
$594,289
$436,750
12-Benefits
$159,840
$161,502
$110,984
13-Benefits for Former Personnel
$0
$0
$0

Subtotal, Personnel Costs

$751,003
$755,791
$547,734
21-Travel
$0
$1,333
$32
22-Transportation of Things
$0
$0
$0
23-Rent and Communications
$41,129
$40,567
$41,495
24-Printing and Reproduction
$0
$0
$0
25-Other Contractual Services
$19,602
$28,190
$28,889
26-Supplies and Materials
$100
$500
$509
31-Equipment
$0
$0
$0
42-Insurance Claims and Indemnities
$0
$0
$0

Subtotal, Non-Personnel Costs

$60,831
$70,590
$70,925

TOTAL

$811,834
$826,381
$618,659


The Office of Workplace Diversity, as a staff office to the Commission, develops, coordinates,
evaluates, and recommends to the Commission policies, programs, and practices that foster a diverse
workforce and promotes and ensures equal opportunity for all employees and candidates for
employment. A principal function of the Office is to lead, advise, and assist the Commission, including
all of its component Bureau/Office managers, supervisors, and staff at all levels, on ways to promote
inclusion and full participation of all employees in pursuit of the Commission’s mission. In accordance
with this principal function, the Office shall: (1) conduct independent analyses of the Commission’s
policies and practices to ensure that those policies and practices foster diversity in the workforce and
ensure equal opportunity for employees and applicants; and (2) advise the Commission, Bureaus, and
Offices of their responsibilities under: Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 as Amended; Section
501 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 as amended; Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, as
amended; Executive Order 11478; and all other statutes, Executive Orders, and regulatory provisions
relating to workforce diversity, equal employment opportunity, nondiscrimination, and civil rights. The
Office has the following duties and responsibilities:
Serving, through its Director, as the principal advisor to the Chairman and Commission
officials on all aspects of workforce diversity, organization, equal employment opportunity,
nondiscrimination, and civil rights.
Providing leadership and guidance to create a work environment that values and encourages
diversity in the workforce.
Developing, implementing, and evaluating programs and policies to foster a workforce whose
diversity reflects the diverse makeup of the Nation, enhances the mission of the Commission,
and demonstrates the value and effectiveness of a diverse workforce.
Developing, implementing, and evaluating programs and policies that promote understanding
among members of the Commission's workforce of their differences and the value of those
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differences, and provides a channel for communication among diverse members of the
workforce at all levels.
Developing, implementing, and evaluating programs and policies to ensure that all members of
the Commission’s workforce and candidates for employment have equal access to opportunities
for employment, career growth, training, and development and are protected from
discrimination and harassment.
Developing and recommending Commission-wide workforce diversity goals and reporting on
achievements.
Developing, implementing, and evaluating programs and policies to enable all Bureaus and
Offices to manage a diverse workforce effectively and in compliance with all equal
employment opportunity and civil rights requirements.
Working closely with the Associate Managing Director - Human Resources Management to
ensure compliance with Federal and Commission recruitment and staffing requirements.
Managing the Commission’s equal employment opportunity compliance program.
Responsibilities in this area include processing complaints alleging discrimination,
recommending to the Chairman final decisions on EEO complaints within the Commission, and
providing consulting services to employees and applicants on EEO matters.
Developing and administering the Commission’s program of accessibility and accommodation
for disabled persons in accordance with applicable regulations.
Representing the Commission at meetings with other public and private groups and
organizations on matters concerning workforce diversity and equal employment opportunity.
Maintaining liaison with and solicits views of organizations within and outside the Commission
on matters relating to equal opportunity and workforce diversity.

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APPENDICES









FY 2013 Budget Estimates to Congress

Summary of Requested Resources

($ in Thousands)

DISTRIBUTION OF BUDGET AUTHORITY:

Change to

FY 2011

FY 2012

FY 2013

Appropriated

Actual

Enacted

Cong. Request

Budget Authority

Direct Appropriation

$0
$0
$0
$0

Authority to Spend Offsetting Collections:
Regulatory Fees

335,794
339,844
346,782
6,938

Appropriation Total:

$335,794
$339,844
$346,782
6,938
Recission:
$0
$0
$0

Authority to Spend
Other Off-setting Collections:
1) Economy Act/Misc. Other

6,000
4,500
6,000
2) Auctions Cost Recovery Reimbursements
85,000
85,000
85,000

Subtotal Other Offsetting Collections:

$91,000
$89,500
$91,000

Total Budget Authority - Available to

incur obligations:
$426,794
$429,344
$437,782

Other Budget Authority

Credit Program Account 1/
$6,721
$3,787
$3,787
Universal Service Fund (USF) 2/
$2,482
$5,524
$6,000
1/ Credit Reform carryover amount.
2/The Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2008 (P.L. 110-161) authorizes use of $21.5M to be used by the Office of the Inspector General for
USF Audit Support. In FY 2008 - FY 2011, $10.0M was obligated. The remainding $11.5M has been carried forward, as follows. $5.5M is
estimated to be used in FY 2012, and $6M will be used for future fiscal years.

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FY 2013 Budget Estimates to Congress

Summary of Requested Resources

($ in Thousands)

DISTRIBUTION OF OBLIGATIONS:

FY 2011

FY 2012

FY 2013

Actual

Enacted

Cong. Request

Difference

Direct Appropriation

$0
$0
$0
$0

Offsetting Collections - Obligations:
Regulatory Fees

$332,162
$339,844
$346,782
$6,938

Subtotal - Obligations from Appropriated
Funds: (Less Recission/Lapsed):

$332,162
$339,844
$346,782
$6,938

Obligations - Other Offsetting Collections
1) Economy Act/Misc. Other

4,097
4,500
6,000
2) Auctions Cost Recovery Reimbursements
84,137
85,000
85,000

Subtotal Other Offsetting Collections:

$88,234
$89,500
$91,000

TOTAL OBLIGATIONS

420,396
429,344
437,782

TOTAL OUTLAYS
(Includes Direct & All Offsetting Collections)
Other Budget Authority:

Credit Program Account

$2,408
$3,787
$3,787

Universal Service Fund (USF) 1/

$2,482
$5,524
$6,000
1/The Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2008 (P.L. 110-161) authorizes use of $21.5M to be used by the Office of the Inspector General for
USF Audit Support. In FY 2008 - FY 2011, $10.0M was obligated. The remainding $11.5M has been carried forward, as follows. $5.5M is
estimated to be used in FY 2012, and $6M will be used for future fiscal years.
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FY 2013 Budget Estimates to Congress

Summary of Requested Resources

($ in Millions)

OUTLAYS:

FY 2011

FY 2012

FY 2013

Actual

Enacted

Cong. Request

Outlays from new discretionary authority:

$0
$0
$0

New Offsetting Collections:

Regulatory Fees

$330
$338
$344

Auctions Receipts

84
85
85

Interagency/Other

4
5
6

Homeland Security

2
2
2

Subtotal, Outlays from new discretionary authority

$420
$430
$437

Outlays from prior year discretionary balances

0
0
0

TOTAL OUTLAYS

$420
$430
$437

FY 2011

FY 2012

FY 2013

Actual

Enacted

Cong. Request

Total Compensable Workyears:
Full-Time Equivalent Employment (FTEs)

1,776
1,917
1,917

Proposed Distribution:
Direct

0
0
0
Offsetting Collections 1/
1,758
1,893
1,912
Auctions Credit Program Account
4
5
5
Universal Service Fund (USF) (Term)
14
19
0

TOTAL FTE CEILING

1,776
1,917
1,917
1/The Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2008 (P.L. 110-161) authorizes use of $21.5M to be used by the Office of the Inspector General for
USF Audit Support. In FY 2008 - FY 2011 , $10.0M was obligated. The remainding $11.5M has been carried forward, as follows. $5.5M is
estimated to be used in FY 2012, and $6M will be used for future fiscal years.
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FY 2013 Budget Estimates to Congress

SUMMARY TABLES

DISTRIBUTION OF RESOURCES

($ in thousands)

REGULATORY FEES - CURRENT:

FY 2011

FY 2012

FY 2013

Object Class Description

Actual

Enacted

Cong. Request

Personnel Compensation & Benefits:

Full-time Permanent (11.1)
$184,495
$191,187
$195,824
Full-time Temporary (11.3)
1,427
1,478
1,514
Part-time (11.3)
2,918
3,024
3,097
Personnel Benefits (12.1)
47,193
49,165
45,480
Subtotal Personnel Comp. & Benefits
$236,032
$244,854
$245,916

Other Expenses:

Benefits for Former Personnel (13.0)
$28
$28
$28
Travel (21.0)
1,558
2,474
1,836
Transportation of Things (22.0)
131
100
126
GSA Rent (23.1)
38,412
36,168
38,133
Other Rents, Comm., Utilities (23.3)
6,970
8,394
6,074
Printing and Reproduction (24.0)
871
990
1,012
Contract Services - Non-Fed (25.2)
17,304
24,141
19,046
Fed. Purchase, Goods & Services (25.3)
3,572
2,478
3,319
Operation & Maint. of Equipment (25.7)
23,001
16,132
21,451
Supplies and Materials (26.0)
1,645
1,715
1,797
Equipment (31.0)
2,469
2,244
8,043
Land and Structures (32.0)
0
0
0
Insurance Claims & Indemnities (42.0)
168
125
0
Subtotal Other Expenses
$96,130
$94,990
$100,866

Total Obligations from Regulatory Fees

$332,162
$339,844
$346,782

Total Resources from Direct Appropriations

$332,162
$339,844
$346,782

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FY 2013 Budget Estimates to Congress

SUMMARY TABLES

DISTRIBUTION OF RESOURCES

($ in thousands)

AUCTIONS COST RECOVERY REIMBURSABLE AUTHORITY:

-- The following table depicts the distribution of the actual resources for FY 2011, enacted for FY 2012,
and estimated for FY 2013 obligations utilizing auctions cost recovery reimbursable authority.

FY 2011

FY 2012

FY 2013

Object Class Description

Actual

Enacted

Cong. Request

Personnel Compensation & Benefits:

Full-time Permanent (11.1)
$23,944
$24,338
$24,336
Full-time Temporary (11.3)
19
6
19
Part-time (11.3)
215
229
218
Personnel Benefits (12.1)
6,162
5,960
5,960
Subtotal Personnel Comp. & Benefits
$30,339
$30,533
$30,533

Other Expenses:

Benefits for Former Personnel (13.0)
$4
$9
$9
Travel (21.0)
248
275
275
Transportation of Things (22.0)
10
0
0
GSA Rent (23.1)
6,955
6,908
6,908
Other Rents, Comm., Utilities (23.3)
3,276
3,415
3,415
Printing and Reproduction (24.0)
129
43
43
Contract Services - Non-Fed (25.2)
8,495
7,602
7,602
Fed. Purchase, Goods & Services (25.3)
1,037
1,228
1,228
Operation & Maint. of Equipment (25.7)
31,885
31,909
31,909
Supplies and Materials (26.0)
218
431
431
Equipment (31.0)
1,534
2,647
2,647
Land and Structures (32.0)
0
0
0
Insurance Claims & Indemnities (42.0)
7
0
0
Subtotal Other Expenses
$53,798
$54,467
$54,467

Total Auctions Cost Recovery

Reimbursable Obligations:

$84,137
$85,000
$85,000
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FY 2013 Budget Estimates to Congress

SUMMARY TABLES

DISTRIBUTION OF RESOURCES

($ in thousands)

GOVERNMENT/OTHER REIMBURSABLE AUTHORITY

-- The following table depicts the Economy Act/Other Reimbursable actual resources for FY 2011, enacted
for FY 2012 and estimated for FY 2013.

FY 2011

FY 2012

FY 2013

Object Class Description

Actual

Enacted

Cong. Request

Personnel Compensation & Benefits:

Full-time Permanent (11.1)
$480
$500
$539
Full-time Temporary (11.3)
0
0
0
Part-time (11.3)
0
0
0
Personnel Benefits (12.1)
117
120
140
Subtotal Personnel Comp. & Benefits
$597
$620
$679

Other Expenses:

Benefits for Former Personnel (13.0)
$0
$0
$0
Travel (21.0)
25
30
39
Transportation of Things (22.0)
0
0
0
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0
0
0
Other Rents, Comm., Utilities (23.3)
0
0
0
Printing and Reproduction (24.0)
0
0
0
Contract Services - Non-Fed (25.2)
1,037
1,150
1,448
Fed. Purchase, Goods & Services (25.3)
205
250
213
Operation & Maint. of Equipment (25.7)
1,999
2,200
2,508
Supplies and Materials (26.0)
25
25
13
Equipment (31.0)
209
225
1,100
Land and Structures (32.0)
0
0
0
Insurance Claims & Indemnities (42.0)
0
0
0
Subtotal Other Expenses
$3,500
$3,880
$5,321

Total Government/Other Reimbursable

Authority

$4,097
$4,500
$6,000
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FY 2013 Budget Estimates to Congress

SUMMARY TABLES

DISTRIBUTION OF RESOURCES

($ in thousands)

CREDIT PROGRAM ACCOUNT:

-- The following table depicts the distribution of actual obligations from the Credit Program account for FY
2011, enacted for FY 2012 and estimated for FY 2013. These obligations are presented in separate
schedules apart from the Salaries & Expenses account and funded from Permanent Indefinite Authority.

FY 2011

FY 2012

FY 2013

Object Class Description

Actual

Enacted

Cong. Request

Personnel Compensation & Benefits:

Full-time Permanent (11.1)
$464
$985
$985
Full-time Temporary (11.3)
0
0
0
Part-time (11.3)
0
0
0
Personnel Benefits (12.1)
116
236
236
Subtotal Personnel Comp. & Benefits
$580
$1,221
$1,221

Other Expenses:

Benefits for Former Personnel (13.0)
$0
$0
$0
Travel (21.0)
0
5
5
Transportation of Things (22.0)
0
0
0
GSA Rent (23.1)
0
0
0
Other Rents, Comm., Utilities (23.3)
0
0
0
Printing and Reproduction (24.0)
0
0
0
Contract Services - Non-Fed (25.2)
451
906
906
Fed. Purchase, Goods & Services (25.3)
1,372
1,566
1,566
Operation & Maint. of Equipment (25.7)
3
86
86
Supplies and Materials (26.0)
0
2
2
Equipment (31.0)
1
1
1
Land and Structures (32.0)
0
0
0
Insurance Claims & Indemnities (42.0)
1
0
0
Subtotal Other Expenses
$1,828
$2,566
$2,566

Total Credit Program

$2,408
$3,787
$3,787
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FY 2013 Budget Estimates to Congress

SUMMARY TABLES

DISTRIBUTION OF RESOURCES

($ in thousands)

UNIVERSAL SERVICE FUND:

-- The following table depicts the distribution of obligations from the use of Universal Service
Funds for FY 2011, estimated for FY 2012 and FY 2013. These obligations are presented in
separate schedules apart from the Salaries & Expenses account and funded from amounts
transferred from USF in FY 2008, as permitted in appropriations language that year. No new
budget authority was enacted in FY 2012; carryover balances will be used for continued USF
oversight by the Inspector General.

FY 2011

FY 2012

FY 2013

Object Class Description

Actual

Enacted

Cong. Request

Personnel Compensation & Benefits:

Full-time Permanent (11.1)
$0
$0
$0
Full-time Temporary (11.3)
1,641
2,336
1,250
Part-time (11.3)
0
0
0
Personnel Benefits (12.1)
454
778
450
Subtotal Personnel Comp. & Benefits
$2,095
$3,114
$1,700

Other Expenses:

Benefits for Former Personnel (13.0)
$0
$0
$0
Travel (21.0)
37
120
140
Transportation of Things (22.0)
0
0
0
GSA Rent (23.1)
142
0
0
Other Rents, Comm., Utilities (23.3)
29
0
0
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0
0
0
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148
2,105
4,000
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0
30
30
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25
0
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3
6
6
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3
80
80
Land and Structures (32.0)
0
0
0
Insurance Claims & Indemnities (42.0)
0
0
0
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$387
$2,341
$4,256

Total Universal Service Program 1/

$2,482
$5,455
$5,956
1/ The Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2008 (P.L. 110-161) authorizes use of $21.5M to be used by the Office
of the Inspector General for USF Audit Support. In FY 2008 - FY 2011, $10.0M was obligated.
The remainding $11.5M has been carried forward, as follows. $5.5M is estimated to be used in FY 2012,
and $6M will be used for future fiscal years.

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FY 2013 Budget Estimates to Congress

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EXHIBITS AND REPORTS









UNIVERSAL SERVICE FUND

Under the Telecommunications Act of 1996, telecommunications carriers that provide interstate and international telecommunications services
are required to contribute funds for the preservation and advancement of universal service. The contributions generally provided, in turn, by
each carrier's subscribers, are used to provide services eligible for universal service support as prescribed by the FCC. Eligible
telecommunications carriers receive support from the universal service funds if they (1) provide service to high cost areas, (2) provide eligible
services at a discount rate to schools, libraries or rural health care providers, or (3) provide subsidized service or subsidized telephone
installation to low income consumers. Interest income on these funds is utilized to offset carrier contributions. Administrative costs of the
program are provided from carrier contributions.
Public Law 111-117 temporarily suspended the application of the Antideficiency Act to the Federal universal service fund programs
authorized under section 254 of the Communications Act of 1934, through December 31, 2010. The Antideficiency Act requires that funds be
available before incurring an obligation on behalf of the Federal Government. As a result of the Program Assessment Rating Tool analyses of
the USF programs, the FCC is examining program policies, performance measures, and administrative effectiveness in order to ensure that the
programs use resources efficiently and provide meaningful results.

Program and Financing (in millions of dollars)

2011 Actual
2012 Est.
2013 Est.

Obligations by Program Activity:

0001
Universal service fund
$9,554
$10,575
$10,370
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Program support
$103
$134
$141
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Total new obligations (object class 41.0)
$9,657
$10,709
$10,511

Budgetary Resources:

1000
Unobligated balance brought forward, Oct 1
$2,522
$2,685
$2,842
1021
Recoveries of prior year unpaid obligations
$1,056
$1,466
$568
1050
Unobligated balance (total)
$3,578
$4,151
$3,410

Budget authority:

Mandatory:
1201.1
Appropriation (special fund)--Receipts
$8,722
$9,368
$9,655
1201.2
Appropriation (special fund)--Interest
$23
$32
$38
1260
Appropriations, mandatory (total)
$8,745
$9,400
$9,693

Spending authority from offsetting collections, mandatory:

1850
Collected Total
$19
$0
$0
1900
Budget authority (total)
$8,764
$9,400
$9,693
1930
Total budgetary resources available
$12,342
$13,551
$13,103
1941
Unexpired unobligated balance, end of year
$2,685
$2,842
$2,592

Change in obligated balance:

3000
Unpaid obligations, brought forward, Oct 1
$3,651
$3,335
$3,191
3030
Obligations incurred, unexpired accounts
$9,657
$10,709
$10,511
3040
Total Outlays (gross)
($8,917)
($9,387)
($9,651)
3080
Recoveries of prior year unpaid obligations, unexpired
($1,056)
($1,466)
($568)
3100
Unpaid Obligated balance, end of year (net)
$3,335
$3,191
$3,483

Budget authority and outlays, net:

4090
Budget authority, gross
$8,764
$9,400
$9,693
Outlays, gross:
4100
Outlays from new mandatory authority
$5,924
$6,040
$6,231
4101
Outlays from mandatory balances
$2,993
$3,347
$3,420
4110
Outlays, gross (total)
$8,917
$9,387
$9,651

Offsets against gross budget authority and outlays:

4123
Offsetting collections from Non-Federal sources
($19)
$0
$0
4160
Budget authority, net (mandatory)
$8,745
$9,400
$9,693
4170
Total Outlays (net)
$8,898
$9,387
$9,651

Memorandum (non-add) entries:

5000
Total investments, SOY: Federal securities: Par value
$6,081
$5,815
$5,815
5001
Total investments, EOY: Federal securities: Par value
$5,815
$5,815
$5,815
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SPECTRUM AUCTION DIRECT LOAN FINANCING ACCOUNT

This program provided direct loans for the purpose of purchasing spectrum licenses at the Federal Communications Commission's auctions. The
Licenses were purchased on an installment basis, which consitutes an extension of credit. The first year of activity for this program was 1996.
As required by the Federal Credit Reform Act of 1990, this non-budgetary account records all cash flows to and from the Government resulting
from direct loans obligated in 1992 and beyond (including modifications of direct loans that resulted from obligations in any year). The amounts
in this account are a means of financing and are not included in the budget totals.

Program and Financing (in millions of dollars)

2011 Actual
2012 Est.
2013 Est.

Obligations by program Actualivity:

705
Reestimates of direct loan subsidy
$12
$3
706
Interest on reestimates of direct loan subsidy
$29
$15
709
Administrative expenses
$2
$4
$4
900
Total new obligations
$43
$22
$4

Budgetary Resources available for obligation:

1000
Unobligated balance brought forward, Oct 1
$7
$4
$0

Budget authority:

1200
Appropriations, mandatory:
$40
$18
$4
1260
Appropriations, mandatory (total)
$40
$18
$4
1930
Total budgetary resources available
$47
$22
$4

Memorandum (non-add) entries:

1941
Unexpired unobligated balance, end of year
$4
$0
$0

Change in obligated balance:

3000
Unpaid obligations, brought forward, Oct 1 (gross)
$4
$2
$2
3030
Obligations incurred, unexpired accounts
$43
$22
$4
3040
Outlays (gross)
($45)
($22)
($4)
3090
Unpaid obligations, end of year (gross)
$2
$2
$2
3100
Obligated balance, end of year (net)
$2
$2
$2

Budget authority and outlays, net:

4090
Budget authority, gross
$40
$18
$4
Outlays, gross:
4100
Outlays from new mandatory authority
$0
$18
$4
4101
Outlays from mandatory balances
$45
$4
$0
4110
Outlays, gross (total)
$45
$22
$4
4160
Budget authority, net (mandatory)
$40
$18
$4
4170
Outlays, net (mandatory)
$45
$22
$4
4180
Budget authority, net (total)
$40
$18
$4
4190
Outlays, net (total)
$45
$22
$4


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Summary of Loan levels, Subsidy Budget Authority and Outlays by Program (in millions of dollars)

2011 Actual
2012 Est.
2013 Est.

Direct loan upward reestimates:

1350
Spectrum Auction [27-4133]
$41
$18
$0
1359
Total upward reestimate budget authority
$41
$18
$0

Administrative expense data:

3510
Budget authority
$4
$1
$1
3590
Outlays from new authority
$4
$1
$1

Object Classification (in millions of dollars)

2011 Actual
2012 Est.
2013 Est.
1111
Personnel compensation: Full-time permanent
$1
$1
$1
1252
Other services from non-Federal sources
$1
$1
$1
1253
Other goods and services from Federal sources
$1
$2
$2
1410
Grants, subsidies, and contributions
$40
$18
$0
9999
Total new obligations
$43
$22
$4

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SPECTRUM AUCTION DIRECT LOAN FINANCING ACCOUNT

As required by the Federal Credit Reform Act of 1990, this non-budgetary account records all cash flows to and from the Government
resulting from direct loans obligated in 1992 and beyond (including modifications of direct loans that resulted from obligations in any year).
The amounts in this account are a means of financing and are not included in the budget totals.

Program and Financing (in millions of dollars)


2011 Actual
2012 Est.
2013 Est.

Obligation by program activity:

Credit program obligations:

0713 Payement of interest to Treasury
$8
$7
$7
0900 Total new obligations
$8
$7
$7

Budgetary resources:

Unobligated balance:

1000 Unobligated balance carried forward, start of year
$4
$36
$36
1023 Unobligated balance applied to repay debt
0
0
0
1050 Unobligated balance (total)
$4
$36
$36

Financing authority :

Borrowing authority, mandatory:

1400 Borrowing authority
$50
$7
$7
1421 Borowing authority applied to repay debt
($48)
$0
$0
1440 Borrowing authority, mandatory (total)
$2
$7
$7

Spending authority from offsetting collections, mandatory:

1800 Offseting collections
$78
$18
$0
1825 Spending authority from offsetting collections applied to repay debt
(40)
(18)
0
1850 Spending authority from offsetting collections, mandatory:
$38
$0
$0
1900 Financing authority (total)
$40
$7
$7
1930 Total budgetary resources avaialble
$44
$43
$43

Memorandum (non-add) entries:

1941 Unexpirsed unobligated balance, end of year
$36
$36
$36

Change in obligated balances:

3020 Obligated balance, start of year (net)
$0
$0
$0
3030 Obligation incurred, unexpired accounts
8
7
7
3040 Financing disbursements (gross)
(8)
(7)
(7)

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RESPONSES TO CONGRESSIONAL INQUIRIES

CONCERNING GAO RECOMMENDATIONS









FCC Responses to Congress Concerning Recommendations from GAO


Pursuant to 31 USC § 720, attached are letters the FCC sent to the Senate Committee on
Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs and the House Committee on Oversight and
Government Reform during the time since it submitted its last budget to Congress. These letters
address the steps that the FCC is taking or has taken to address recommendations made to the
FCC in reports issued by the Government Accountability Office during the time since the FCC
submitted its last budget. A copy of each letter was sent to the Chairs and Ranking Members of
both Committees. To reduce reprinting, only the copies sent to the Chair of the Senate
Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee are attached. Below is a list of the
reports for which letters are attached. The reports are listed in chronological order by the date of
the letters to Congress.
• Children's Television Act: FCC Could Improve Efforts to Oversee Enforcement and
Provide Public Information, GAO-11-659 (Letter sent July 14, 2011)
• Enhanced Data Collection and Analysis Could Inform FCC's Efforts to Complete the
Digital Transition of Low-Power Television Stations, GAO -11-790 (Letter sent
September 7, 2011)
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Document Outline

  • Budget Cover
  • Performance Budget FY2013 Congressional Book 02_10_12
  • Combine GAO Letters
    • FCC response to final or GAO-11-695 pt 2 9-19-11
    • FCC response to final of GAO-11-790...11-8-11

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