Fire the logo designer
Fire the logo designer and make it obvious that this is the FCC site, not some obscure symbol. This is a Technical site as well as a marketing tool for the FCC
Logo recognition is important; firing the logo designer is not a rational solution. Instead, the web designer could make the relationship between the logo and the organization more pronounced. The logo would benefit from a larger size, and the label that barely reads "Federal Communications Commission" is indeed tiny and needs to be bigger.
Help the visually impaired. Make the Federal Communications Commission text larger an make the Logo readable as well.
Form should support function, not hide it. A good search engine is worth one hundred fancy logos