Load testing delays Online Rulemaking’s debut

Load testing delays Online Rulemaking’s debut

Although the Transportation Department planned to launch its Online Rulemaking portal this week, the DOT team has found it needs a couple of more weeks to make sure the system that can handle 1,000 simultaneous users.

The portal likely will go live by mid-October, which still would be ahead of its December deadline, an Office of Management and Budget official said.

During tests, project managers found that the site, which will let citizens find and comment on proposed federal rules, could not handle the planned number of concurrent users.

“It wasn’t getting close to what we had hoped for,” the official said. “This was strictly a load testing issue. We should have this figured out by the end of the week.”

The project is one of OMB’s 24 e-government projects and is one of about nine that had planned a deliverable by Sept. 30.

OMB officials have paid close attention to this project. In May to encourage participation by agencies, OMB director Mitchell E. Daniels sent agency leaders a memo invoking OMB’s Clinger-Cohen Act authorities.

Daniels asked agencies to stop spending more than $27 million on nine online rule-making systems and combine resources for this project. Project leaders resubmitted the business case in July with a technical assessment of the disparate systems [see story at www.gcn.com/21_11/news/18670-1.html].

About the Author

Connect with the GCN staff on Twitter @GCNtech.

Featured

  • Congress
    Rep. Jim Langevin (D-R.I.) at the Hack the Capitol conference Sept. 20, 2018

    Jim Langevin's view from the Hill

    As chairman of of the Intelligence and Emerging Threats and Capabilities subcommittee of the House Armed Services Committe and a member of the House Homeland Security Committee, Rhode Island Democrat Jim Langevin is one of the most influential voices on cybersecurity in Congress.

  • Comment
    Pilot Class. The author and Barbie Flowers are first row third and second from right, respectively.

    How VA is disrupting tech delivery

    A former Digital Service specialist at the Department of Veterans Affairs explains efforts to transition government from a legacy "project" approach to a more user-centered "product" method.

  • Cloud
    cloud migration

    DHS cloud push comes with complications

    A pressing data center closure schedule and an ensuing scramble to move applications means that some Homeland Security components might need more than one hop to get to the cloud.

Stay Connected

FCW INSIDER

Sign up for our newsletter.

I agree to this site's Privacy Policy.