Tag Archives: websites

Federal Website Reform Fell Short Of Goals, Report Says

A Congressional Research Service report claims the White House’s federal website reform program completed less than half of its targeted website consolidation projects since July 2011. According to Fierce Government IT, there were approximately 1,759 .gov websites active in July 2011. The government completed 300 out of its 879 targeted …

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Survey Says Bureau of Labor Statistics Has Most ‘Readable’ Website

An agency that deals mainly in crunching numbers takes the top spot for having clear and easy-to-understand written content, according to a recent survey. VisibleThread, a firm specializing in developing document analysis solutions, released its first VisibleThread Website Index, covering the fourth quarter of federal fiscal year 2011. The Bureau of …

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A Fourth of Govt. Websites Unreachable, Survey Finds

Nearly a fourth of the domains are unreachable, according to a recent analysis of the federal government’s online portfolio. Ben Balter, a new media fellow at the Federal Communications Commission and M.B.A. candidate at George Washington University, surveyed the more-than 1,800 websites owned and operated by federal government agencies. Only …

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No New Fed Websites for Rest of This Year

A freeze on new federal websites will continue through the remainder of this calendar year, said a memo on behalf of new federal chief information officer Steven VanRoekel. The freeze is part of a White House effort to streamline the federal government’s online services and maintain efficiency. The White House …

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Social Security Needs Long-Term Online Plan, IG Says

The Social Security Administration needs a strong long-term plan for online customer self-services, the agency’s inspector general said. InformationWeek reports the SSA currently offers 21 citizen-to-government services via the Internet as part of its shift to the Web. In a report released July 29, the IG said customers filed 37% …

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Energy Dept. Relaunches Website

The Energy Department on Thursday relaunched its website as part of its comprehensive website reform. The new website was created through a complete overhaul of its front-end and back-end design. It now includes localized information, visualized information, interactive charts and interactive maps. “This next phase is part of our ongoing …

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