Sunday, February 13, 2011

FCC Budget for FY 2012 Up Slightly to $354.5 Million

The FCC requested a budget of $354.5 million for FY 2012.

This compares with $352.5 million for FY 2011, $335 million appropriated for FY 2010 and $342 million appropriated for 2009.

The requested FY 2012 funding level would include: implementing the National Broadband
Plan, a roadmap for economic growth and American competitiveness in the 21
st century; overhauling the Commission's data systems and processes, to streamline the FCC and make it
even more effective; continuing to modernize and reform the FCC; strengthening the audit and
investigation function of the Office of the Inspector General; and supporting the Commission's
public safety and cyber-security roles.

The request would also provide funds to cover mandatory inflationary increases for contractual services.

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