FCC.gov 2.0 Preview: FCC launches FCC.us URL shortener

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Later this week, a new version of FCC.gov will go live. It’s a complete redesign of the Federal Communications Online presence. You could even call it a reboot, in keeping with the FCC launch of reboot.gov last January.

There’s much more to report on when the new FCC.gov goes online. For now, here’s a preview of something nifty that’s already live: the new FCC custom URL shortener, FCC.us.

The new custom URL shortener, is based upon bit.ly, like the 1.usa.gov URL shortener for civilian use. It automatically shortens any FCC.gov that’s shortened using bit.ly or the shorter j.mp. For instance, FCC.gov/developer becomes http://fcc.us/bkJYlG. In a new media world that is often shortened to 140 characters, that’s rather handy.

More to come soon.

Fall 2010 Gov 2.0 Events Calendar

It’s the first day of September, and with it the beginning of the fall conference season. After looking toward the months head, my colleague Laurel Ruma and I thought that it would be worth sharing the camps, panels, conferences and forums that were on our “radar.” We won’t be able to attend all of them, unfortunately, but the community should be aware of what’s happening. I hope to see many of you at the Gov 2.0 Summit next week.

Supernova Unconference

9/1 Govfresh, San Francisco

9/3-9/5 CrisisCamp Marathon Weekend, Global

9/7-9/8 Gov 2.0 Summit, Washington, D.C.

9/9-9/10 Internet Identity Workshop, Washington, D.C.

9/14-9/16 NSA Trusted Computing Conference and Exposition, Washington, D.C.

9/20-9/21 Govfresh, Manor, Texas

9/22 – 9/24 Online Trust and Cybersecurity Forum, Georgetown, Washington, D.C.

9/22-9/24 National Association of Government Webmasters National Conference, St. Louis, Missouri

9/23 Amp Summit, Washington, D.C.

9/26 – 9/29 NASCIO 2010 Annual Conference, Miami, Florida

9/27 Ogilvy Gov 2.0 Exchange, Washington, D.C.

9/28 Govup, Tampa, Florida

9/28-9/30 Web 2.0 Expo, New York, New York

9/29 Govup, Huntsville, Alabama

10/4 Govup, Seattle, Washington

10/4-10/5 Knight Community Info Challenge Boot Camp, Chicago, Illinois

10/7 Govup, Denver, Colorado

10/8-10/10 City Camp London, England

10/12 Fedtalks, Washington, D.C.

10/16-10/17 CityCampSF, San Francisco

10/17-10/18 Place Summit, Cambridge, Massachusetts

10/18 – 10/21 Gartner Symposium, Orlando, Florida

10/20-10/21 Beyond 2010, Edmonton, Canada

10/21 Govup, Kansas City, Kansas

10/26 Govup, Austin, Texas

10/27-10/28 GOSCON, Portland, Oregon

10/28 Govup, Chicago, Illinois

10/31 NASA Tweetup at Space Shuttle Launch, Kennedy Space Center, Florida

11/1 Excellence in Government, Washington, D.C.

11/2 Govup, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

11/3 Govup, New York, New York

11/4 Govup, Boston, Massachusetts

11/4-11/5 Tech@State’s Civil Society 2.0 event. More info: What is Civil Society 2.0?

11/10 Open Gov West, British Columbia

11/11 FedScoop’s 2nd Annual Cloud Computing Shoot Out, Washington, D.C.

11/15-11/17 Web 2.0 Summit, San Francisco, California

For events down under, check out Craig Thommler’s useful shared Gov 2.0 and social media events calendar. You’ll find comprehensive guides to all government-related events at GovEvents.com or GovEvents.org. And, of course, you can follow Govfresh events here.

If you have an event related to Gov 2.0 that I’ve missed, please add it in the comments or @reply to @digiphile on Twitter.