The government's "cloud first" strategy turned five years old last month, marking a period when many agencies overhauled services by consolidating their data centers and moving programs to the cloud.
The toolkit is a code library and framework for web design with a heavy emphasis on accessibility, usability, interoperability, and mobile-friendly and multi-lingual features. The WET is open source, so it can be used commercially or for government, and is on GitHub.
The National Institute of Standards and Technology is planning a 3-month pilot of open source web content management system Drupal, according to an Aug. 14 solicitation posted to FedBizOpps. The solicitation seeks consulting services to identify the requirements of migrating all public-facing NIST.gov sites from their CommonSpot platform to a cloud-based Drupal platform.The agency also expects the contractor to train its office of information systems management staff to support Drupal. Testing would also include the migration of one external NIST website to a Drupal cloud environment, says the solicitation.
The White House is in the process of creating an open source version of its "We the People" online petition platform. The effort will fulfill one of its objectives under the National Action Plan it revealed as a member of the international Open Government Partnership.
The Federal Communications Commission launched Dec. 20 the public beta of My.FCC.gov, an online tool for creating, saving and managing a customized FCC website based on a menu of 22 "widgets." The
Across government, open source web content management system Drupal is increasing in popularity. But most of the buzz has been around sites such as WhiteHouse.gov and Energy.gov, not from Defense or
Since the federal government stopped issuing.gov URLs in June, former Federal Chief Information Officer Vivek Kundra suggested the government may want to consolidate sites down to a single, giant
The Federal Communications Commission launched a new website this week. For the new site, now available in beta, FCC chose to host content on the cloud and use the popular open source web content
Proving that April Fool's Day antics aren't just for companies like Google, some government agencies pulled their own pranks on April 1. The Army announced in a press release that the Stetsen would
In an era of transparency, many federal agencies are creating online dashboards and self-service applications, but simply jury rigging a web content management system to perform like a portal is