FCC Launches Initiative To Revamp Data Collection
June 29, 2010 at 11:21 AM (PT)
The FCC has launched what it is calling the "Data Innovation Initiative," with a new cross-bureau data team and public notices from three bureaus seeking input on changes to the Commission's data collection procedures.
Associate Managing Dir./New Media GREG ELIN has been appointed Chief Data Officer, leading a team of Chief Data Officers from each of three FCC bureaus, including the Media Bureau's KRIS MONTEITH, the Wireless Telecommunications Bureau's ROBERT ALDERFER, and the Wireline Competition Bureau's STEVEN ROSENBERG. The Commission's Office of Managing Dir./CIO ANDREW MARTIN will also participate on the data team, along with representatives of the Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau, the International Bureau, the Office of General Counsel, the Office of Engineering and Technology, OSP and OMD.
The Commission has also appointed MICHAEL BYRNE as Geographic Information Officer, in OSP, who will work with the NTIA to create a comprehensive national broadband map and develop practices for improving the FCC's use of geographic information.
"Smart policies depend on quality data, and public data should be accessible to the public in meaningful ways using modern digital tools," said Chairman GENACHOWSKI. "The Data Innovation Initiative will accelerate the FCC's progress toward becoming a model for excellence in 21st century government. Building on the exemplary work of our strategy planning and new media teams, I expect that the data team will both streamline and open up our data processes, institutionalizing positive change at the FCC."
Comments on the Media Bureau's Public Notice are due AUGUST 13th, with reply comments due SEPTEMBER 13th.