The Federal Communications Commission developed this inventory of website content as required by Section 207(f)(2) of the E-Government Act of 2002. In preparing the inventory, we identified our audience and the type of information they want through a review of citizen emails; website statistics; search requests; requests received under our Information Quality Guidelines process; feedback from news media inquiries; Quarterly Inquiries and Complaints Reports processed by the Consumer & Governmental Affairs Bureau; Freedom of Information Act requests; and reports and recommendations from a variety of technological, consumer, disability and industry related federal advisory committees.
In addition to the information requests listed above, we identified information that, as a regulatory agency we are required by law or official directive to make available, plus other information whose dissemination is crucial to ensure public safety, national security or the implementation of our mission-critical operations. In developing the inventory we also assumed that if any of our information was of interest to the general public, and there were no national security, law enforcement, legal or privacy issues that prohibit its publication (see FOIA exemptions), then that information should be posted and listed on the inventory.
Web Publication Schedules
All of the content listed below is already available on our public website. Revisions to this existing information are scheduled and implemented as soon as new information becomes available – there are currently no specific schedules outstanding. If new categories of information that are important to the public become available at the FCC, we are committed to putting them on our website, and we will post (on this page) a publication schedule and target date for that information.
Web Publication Priorities
When new or additional content becomes available, we will publish it on the website in the order of the following publication priorities recommended in the implementation guidance associated with Section 207(f):
- Priority 1: required by law, regulation, Presidential directive, or other official directive or to ensure national security
- Priority 2: mission-critical and essential for program operations, but not required by law, regulation, or Presidential directive (that is, information or services that are directly tied to an agency's mission and/or strategic plan)
- Priority 3: frequently requested information or services that would improve business processes and/or customer service to the public (for example, most commonly used forms, documents, applications, transactions, etc.).
- Priority 4: other information
- If information fits in two or more priorities, we will assign it priority 1.
Listing of Web Content Inventory
|Category of Information||Category Description||Examples of Content||Web Publication Priority|
|Regulatory Documents||Official documents generated as a result of, and in the process of adopting rules to implement the laws Congress passes affecting telecommunications||
|Required Information and Links||Information, links, documents and disclaimers required by law or presidential/official directives||
|Mission-Critical Information||Information and documents that are essential for program operations and tied directly to the FCC's mission||
|Time-Sensitive or Periodic Information and Notices||Information and tools to help the public keep up with the steady flow of information that is added to the FCC web site each day, and listings of that information||
|Agency and Administrative Information||Information and documents that describe the functioning and organization of the agency and its components||
|Frequently Requested, and Public Service Information||Information and tools that improve business processes and/or customer service to the public||
|Receiving and Publishing Public Input||Information and tools that allow the public to interact and do business with the FCC, and the information resulting from those transactions||
|E-filing Systems and Records||Information, tools and user guides for the submission, processing, tracking and searching of FCC e-filing transactions, and the information collected and presented in those processes||
|Reports, Studies, Papers, Technical Information and Data||Detailed technical, academic, statistical, engineering and economic information on communications-related subjects||
|Opinions, Commentary, Recommendations||Information that serves to shape or influence the issues that come before the Commission||