Anyone with a .gov or .mil email address is eligible to join.
To join, email FCNfirstname.lastname@example.org with nothing in the subject.
The Federal Communicators Network (FCN) was established in recognition that communication is an essential function for government activities at all organizational levels. Our community members are dedicated to the goals of improving communication and understanding among all people, and helping make government more effective.
What We Do
Federal communicators have relied on this community for best practices, training and networking for almost 30 years. All of our resources and training are free.
Who We Are
The Federal Communicators Network is a community of federal communicators with extensive experience and deep subject knowledge in communications, public affairs, social media, and other related areas. We have a leadership team that is elected each year by the community that guides and directs the activities during the year.
Beginners in the field can ask questions to the LISTSERV on advice, best practices and training. The community also shares job opportunities to help members advance in their careers. The community also works to bring relevant free training to help members develop their communications skills.
- Federal Communicators Network Bylaws (PDF, 714 KB, 3 pages)
- Using Plain Language To Tell Our Stories (07/14/2021)
- Digital Strategy at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue: Q&A with Rob Flaherty, White House Director of Digital Strategy (06/29/2021)
- Plain Language Webinar: Using Words to Build Better Digital Experiences (06/09/2021)
- Accessible Digital Content: Tips and Tricks (05/26/2021)
- Positioning Yourself as a Plain Language Editor (05/19/2021)
The Communities of Practice are hosted by digital.gov, a service of the Technology Transformation Services (TTS) within the General Services Administration (GSA). GSA is a federal agency subject to the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and must comply with requests for records made under FOIA. As a result, all communications made on this Communities of Practice LISTSERV are subject to release under FOIA.
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