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Despite six-figure salaries, Commerce Dept. specialists tasked with data entry

Highly paid export specialists at the International Trade Administration lose a third of their time to data entry and other administrative work, the Commerce Department office of inspector general says. Its specialists make about $100,000 annually plus benefits, a report (.pdf) dated Nov. 30 says.

Don't measure everything, says DOE web manager

It's possible with today's website analytics tools to gather a wealth of data and monitor every detail of user activity. "You don't need to measure everything. Figure out what measurements really matter to you and put a plan in place to measure them," said  Trish Cozart, senior project leader for the National Renewable Energy Laboratory's technology deployment tools team, during a Nov. 1 DigitalGov University webinar.

United Kingdom commits to 1 government website

The United Kingdom officially launched a single government website called Gov.uk Oct. 17--rounding out consolidation efforts that had already brought the country's 820 national government websites down to just two domains, Directgov and Business Link, in less than 2 years. The single government portal had been in beta since Jan. 31.

Effort to cut websites misses goal, finds CRS

Federal website reform missed its 1-year deadline, coming up 579 domains short.

VanRoekel: Digital strategy will consolidate federal websites

Not only will the White House's digital strategy put a freeze on all new dot-gov domains, it will consolidate websites, significantly reducing the number of federal websites overall, said Federal CIO Steven VanRoekel.

VanRoekel: Federal mobility strategy will be data driven

Data will be at the core of the federal mobility strategy, said Federal Chief Information Officer Steven VanRoekel. The strategy will streamline the acquisition, management and delivery of mobile...

E-gov should emphasize integrated services, says U.N.

Nations must place greater emphasis in e-government on integrated delivery of services across agencies and tiers of government, the United Nations says in a biennial survey of member countries'...

U.K. website consolidation, open gov efforts move forward

The United Kingdom launched Jan. 31 a new site called Gov.uk, which serves as the single, citizen-facing government website for all British-government information, according to an announcement from

GAO: IRS website redesign plan needs work

The number of searches on the Internal Revenue Service's website was up significantly in the 2011 tax filing year, even though web traffic did not experience a similar spike, finds the Government

VanRoekel to release final federal mobility strategy by March

A final version of a federal mobility strategy will be out by March 2012, said Federal Chief Information Officer Steven VanRoekel Jan. 13 during a Washington, D.C. event hosted by industry group