State.gov gets a makeover

The State Department hopes to use the site to engage people in an ongoing dialogue on foreign policy

The State Department has redesigned its official Web site and blog, DipNote, as part of a “major overhaul of www.state.gov,” the department said today.

The goal of the simplified design is to present State more transparently, effectively communicate the mission of the department, and  increasingly engage audiences in an ongoing dialogue about foreign policy issues, State said in a statement announcing the redesign.

According to State, updated features include:

  • Real-time news on Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton’s efforts and priorities of the department.
  • Inclusion of State’s presence on official department social networking sites such as DipNote, Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube.
  • Better searchability.
  • A new layout for the Web site with improved content visibility.
  • Additional features on DipNote where visitors can search for posts by topic.

About the Author

Ben Bain is a reporter for Federal Computer Week.

Featured

  • Telecommunications
    Stock photo ID: 658810513 By asharkyu

    GSA extends EIS deadline to 2023

    Agencies are getting up to three more years on existing telecom contracts before having to shift to the $50 billion Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions vehicle.

  • Workforce
    Shutterstock image ID: 569172169 By Zenzen

    OMB looks to retrain feds to fill cyber needs

    The federal government is taking steps to fill high-demand, skills-gap positions in tech by retraining employees already working within agencies without a cyber or IT background.

  • Acquisition
    GSA Headquarters (Photo by Rena Schild/Shutterstock)

    GSA to consolidate multiple award schedules

    The General Services Administration plans to consolidate dozens of its buying schedules across product areas including IT and services to reduce duplication.

Stay Connected

FCW Update

Sign up for our newsletter.

I agree to this site's Privacy Policy.