The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has released its Strategic Plan for Fiscal Years 2015 through 2018. The FCC uses its Strategic Plan to outline what it sees as its top priorities and announce the agency’s vision statement. The Strategic Plan for Fiscal Years 2015 through 2018 consists largely of the following four overriding principles that are intended to guide the FCC, each of which contains a number of performance measures:
Promoting Economic Growth and National Leadership: Promote the expansion of competitive telecommunications networks, which are a vital component of technological innovation and economic growth and help to ensure that the US remains a leader in providing its citizens opportunities for economic and educational development.
Protecting Public Interest Goals: The rights of network users and the responsibilities of network providers form a bond that includes consumer protection, competition, universal service, public safety and national security.
Making Networks Work for Everyone: In addition to promoting the development of competitive networks, the FCC must ensure that all Americans can take advantage of the services they provide without artificial impediments.
Promoting Operational Excellence: Make the FCC a model for excellence in government by effectively managing the FCC’s resources and maintaining a commitment to transparent and responsive processes that encourage public involvement and best serve the public interest.