FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler Launches Review Of Procedures
November 6, 2013 at 3:55 AM (PT)
In a blog post on TUESDAY (11/5), new FCC Chairman TOM WHEELER announced that he has launched a review of how the Commission conducts business.
WHEELER wrote, "I am mindful of the proposals put forth by Commissioners and FCC staff, members of Congress, and other stakeholders regarding the way in which the FCC conducts business. I’ve asked DIANE CORNELL to head a temporary working group to look into these proposals. Notice the term 'temporary.' DIANE’s report will be on my desk in less than 60 days. But this effort is not confined to a select group. We will bring the information era practice of crowdsourcing to the thoughts and ideas of the FCC staff. DIANE will shortly be delivering such a crowdsourcing request for thoughts about regulations that are past their prime and procedures that can be improved to all FCC staff. I hope the crowd will be large."
Congress is considering bills introduced by House Communications Subcommitee Chairman GREG WALDEN (R-OR) and Rep. ADAM KINZINGER (R-IL) to change FCC procedures (NET NEWS 7/11).