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Today, the Federal Communications Commission launched (pdf).

The Web site is dedicated to soliciting public input on ways to improve citizen interaction with the FCC. The launch also includes the first official FCC blog, which will feature posts from FCC employees and each of the five Commission members.

“With the launch of, our goal is to get input from all corners of the country on ways to improve usability, accessibility, and transparency across the agency,” said Chairman Julius Genachowski. highlights five key elements of FCC reform for public discussion and feedback:

  • Redesign of The FCC is asking for ideas on how best to streamline and improve the experience for all site visitors.
  • Data: The FCC is launching, an online clearinghouse for the Commission’s public data and public oversight.
  • Engagement: The FCC is reevaluating how citizens engage in government and exploring new ways to increase public participation.
  • Systems: The FCC is overhauling and reforming the systems available at, from the Electronic Comment Filing System to creating a Consolidated Licensing System and wants feedback.
  • Rules and Processes: The FCC aims to modernize and grow the efficiency of agency proceedings, and seeks input on ways to improve the quality of agency decision-making.
Posted by Sam Churchill on Friday, January 8th, 2010 at 5:12 pm .

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