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Wrap Up: FCC .Gov Developer Meet-Up

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

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

March 20, 2012 - 03:33 PM by Eric Spry, Deputy Geographic Information Officer
We have released a new module that drives our page.  Often referred to as open sourcing our code, we are excited to release this for wider audience use and enhancements.Over the past year, has gone through a major transformation.   The evolution of
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Announcing the FCC .Gov Developer Meet-Up

March 20, 2012 - 02:23 PM by Michael Byrne , Geographic Information Officer
Today, we would like to announce the FCC’s .Gov Developer Meet-Up, a follow up to our very successful developer day last year. The .Gov Developer Meet-up will introduce federal agencies with developer resources on their own hosted websites to the open developer community. The FCC will host
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Marking Consumer Protection Week at the FCC

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

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

February 3, 2012 - 05:16 PM by Michael Byrne, Geographic Information Officer
Last October, the FCC quietly deployed a new section to  The section,, translates complex policy into understandable stories for consumers.   Our maps are a fresh approach to internet mapping and help to advance our goal of open government.
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Apps for Communities Announcement Thursday

December 13, 2011 - 05:56 PM by Brittany L. Stevenson, New Media Associate
Earlier this year, the Federal Communications Commission and the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation challenged American citizens to develop software applications (apps) that deliver personalized, actionable information to people that are least likely to be online. Using hyper-local
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Behind the Scenes with Apps for Communities

September 30, 2011 - 07:04 PM by Brittany L. Stevenson, New Media Associate
So, who's behind the 50+ apps that we've received so far? Curious to know some details?Apps are coming in from communities across the country — from Native American reservations and cities in California, Georgia, Oregon, Wisconsin, Rhode Island, New York, Washington, and Michigan.What are the
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Announcing Apps for Communities Deadline Extended

August 19, 2011 - 04:44 PM by Clay Johnson, Partner, Big Window Labs
We are thrilled to have already received over 35 entries to the Apps for Communities contest, but because we've just recently confirmed our impressive slate of judges, the Knight Foundation and the FCC wanted to give everyone a few extra weeks.  The results of this contest can have an
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