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Report: 31% of Federal Agency Websites Missed HTTPS Migration Deadline

The General Services Administration‘s Pulse dashboard shows that 31 percent of federal agency websites did not meet the Office of Management and Budget‘s Dec. 31, 2016 deadline to migrate to the HTTPS communications protocol, FCW reported Tuesday.

Chase Gunter writes a GSA spokesperson said most executive branch .gov domains have adopted HTTPS.

OMB released a memorandum in June 2015 that directed federal agencies to migrate publicly-accessible websites and web services from the unencrypted HTTP to HTTPS in an effort to provide a secure connection.

The Pulse dashboard, which works to measure HTTPS migration progress, showed that “smaller agencies” have yet to convert any domain while the U.S. Postal Service and the Department of Veterans Affairs migrated one domain each, Gunter reported.

GSA launched a website to provide technical assistance to transitioning agencies, the report stated.

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