by Mike Masnick
Fri, Dec 12th 2008 2:12pm
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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