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Introducing MyFCC Beta

December 20, 2011 - 09:56 AM by David Robbins, Managing Director
Building a website that serves many audiences is a complex challenge. And it is a challenge best met in partnership with the site’s frequent users.That’s why today we are excited to announce the public Beta launch of MyFCC, and to solicit and encourage your feedback, questions and
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FCC Launches the Small Biz Cyber Planner

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

May 20, 2011 - 04:37 PM by Michael Byrne, Geographic Information Officer
Today, I spoke at a forum on Place-Based Public Management sponsored by the National Academy of Public Administration. The purpose of the forum was to explore how place-based policies might improve public management.This idea hasn’t been very well understood across the federal space (and
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Expanding secure HTTPS browsing on

May 9, 2011 - 01:04 PM by Benjamin Balter, New Media Fellow
We know that protecting personal information online is important for all web users. We’re keeping up with best practices across the web and offering visitors the option to browse the site entirely using the more secure HTTPS protocol. Browsing with HTTPS is particularly valuable when
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New Market Opportunities and FCC Building Blocks

March 23, 2011 - 01:48 PM by Michael Byrne, Geographic Information Officer
The National Broadband Map was developed to embody the spirit of the Internet. Let me explain what I mean. The Internet is a two way street. At its most basic, the National Broadband Map shows how quickly Americans can give and take information over our national networks. The Internet is also
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App Accessibility: Are We at a Tipping Point?

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

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

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

February 17, 2011 - 11:51 AM by Anne Neville, Director, State Broadband Initiative – NTIA
Welcome to the first-ever public, searchable nationwide map of broadband access.The National Broadband Map is an unprecedented project created by NTIA, in collaboration with the FCC, and in partnership with each state, territory and the District of Columbia. We created the
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IssueMap Round-up

February 16, 2011 - 03:39 PM by Michael Byrne, Geographic Information Officer
We’re really proud and humbled by the splash that IssueMap made last week. Thanks to the team at FortiusOne for rolling out a high-quality product that obviously hit the mark.It’s exciting to see some of the cool IssueMaps that are shared over social networks. You can
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