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The FCC announced that its newly redesigned website will be launched on December 10, 2015. The new website is designed to provide better functionality, an improved design, and better searchability and navigability. The FCC said its new website is “responsively designed and improves interoperability with tablet and mobile device browsers, with the display optimizing based upon the device being used to view the site.” In addition, the site utilizes a “toggle” navigation that allows visitors to browse either by “Category” or “Bureau and Office.”
The FCC said that the text on most of the webpages is being updated, reformatted, and migrated to the new site. This content migration project is expected to be completed by the time the FCC switches to the new site. However, there may be some specific pages – generally deep within the site’s map – that will need format, content, or functional improvements after the change-over date. The FCC encourages users to send feedback and to alert it to any content that needs to be updated, or other “bugs” through this interface: https://prototype.fcc.gov/eform/submit/feedback. The FCC said it has worked to ensure that all web addresses that users might have bookmarked or otherwise utilize on an ongoing basis will remain connected to the relevant content. Webpages and files that are on transition.fcc.gov that have not already been migrated to the new site will remain available. Existing bookmarks will be redirected to the appropriate content on the new site.
The FCC said there will be two public outreach sessions before the December 10th change-over which will enable interested stakeholders to learn more about the new site and its functionalities. The new site is currently viewable at https://prototype.fcc.gov.
The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) published a summary list of features and options currently available in the Canadian market to help Canadians protect themselves from unsolicited telecommunications and illegitimate telemarketing calls. Interested parties are invited to share their views on this information, which was provided by the telecommunications industry, by December 4, 2015. The CRTC is also exploring new and innovative solutions, including those that may reduce illegitimate caller identification (caller ID) spoofing.
The Commission will hold a staff-led technical conference on Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) Supply Chain Risk Management issues identified in the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NOPR) in the above-captioned docket on January 28, 2016. Panelists may be asked to address: (1) the NOPR proposal to direct that NERC develop a Reliability Standard to address supply chain risk management; (2) the anticipated features of, and requirements that should be included in, such a standard; and (3) a reasonable timeframe for development of a standard.