The coronavirus has delayed the FCC’s long-planned headquarters move to a smaller space. Originally slated for June, the agency now says the date is to be determined.
In anticipation of the relocation from the Portals building near L’Enfant Plaza to the NoMa neighborhood near Union Station, the Commission unveiled a new official seal. It was chosen by a vote of FCC employees and contractors.
The revised design incorporates communications technologies “currently transforming our world,” according to the agency. Four stars on the outer seal border, drawing from the legacy of the original seal of the Federal Radio Commission, the predecessor agency to the FCC. Eighteen stars on the shield, recognize the current number of bureaus and offices, and the eagle and shield identify the FCC as an agency of the federal government.
Over the next few months, the Commission will incorporate the new seal on official stationery, business cards, publications, and other materials, including on its website and throughout its new headquarters. The agency will begin officially using the new seal after the move.