Monday, February 15, 2010

FCC FY 2011 Budget Request

The proposed FCC budget for FY 2011 includes $352.5 million to help fund several initiatives. The monies would go to implement the National Broadband Plan, continue to manage the nation’s spectrum use, overhaul the FCC’s data systems and processes, continue to improve the FCC’s operations using improved technology, support the FCC’s public safety and cyber security role, strengthen consumer information programs, and increase FCC’s role as a advocate for international interests.

The specific initiatives in the budget proposal include:

• Continue the work of the National Broadband Plan and broadband mapping
• Implement a spectrum inventory initiative and emergency response interoperability center
• Provide state-of-the-art consumer information programs provided by the new media and advanced information technology
• Invest in overhauling the agency’s antiquated systems for data collection, processing, analysis, and dissemination of data
• Prove that the new tools and expertise required for the FCC can be a model of excellence, openness, and provide transparency domestically and internationally

The request would also provide funds to cover mandatory increases in salaries and benefits and the inflationary increases for contractual services

For a complete copy of the budget, go to