FCC Search Page Goes Five Full Years Without An Update

from the nice-work dept

Congrats to the FCC -- supposedly the most tech savvy of gov't agencies, for going a full five years without updating its website search. Jerry Brito, who has been watching the FCC's website for quite some time, and noting how awful it is for a tech-related agency, points out that the search page was last updated on December 11, 2003. Of course, that's not the biggest problem. As Brito notes, the docketing system has tremendous problems for an agency that needs to be more transparent: "there is no full-text search, there are no data feeds, and their robots.txt file is set to exclude search crawlers." Of course, when the agency is run by a guy famous for secrecy and purposely hiding information to get his way, perhaps it's no surprise that the search function has gone neglected.
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  1. identicon
    Sos, 14 Dec 2008 @ 8:11pm

    Re: FCC Will NOT learn

    Their website was programmed using 20 year old technology
    Really? It predates HTML? Which 20yo technology was the FCC site developed with then?

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