Web Strategies

Take the struggle out of search

Users are having a hard time finding government information on the Web. Remedying the situation requires a mix of technical and information design skills.

Website reformers find more is not better

Improving the findability of information is a key motivator for the Obama administration's effort to reduce the number of government websites.

Rep. Issa tries oversight on recovery board model

A House bill would shift the USASpending.gov website's functions to a new online database, along with more detailed reports from groups and companies that receive government money.

Navy SEALs adjust to new fame

The Navy SEALs' website needs reinforcements. The way they have maintained their website no longer works.

CTO shares lessons learned from freeing HHS data

The Health and Human Services Department has been pushing out its data in recent months and the results have sparked innovation and helped consumers, Chief Technology Officer Todd Park said at a new media conference.

3 skills IT pros should possess

O'Reilly Media CIO Jonathan Reichental says coordination, analysis and innovation skills are in high demand these days.

Broadband plan debate: federal bureaucracy or local initiative?

From reforming the Universal Service Fund to determining how grants are allocated, headaches remain for agencies in starting the National Broadband Plan.

Lessons from the federal blogosphere

As agencies move to the next level of blogging, questions about archiving and public engagement can't be ignored.

Is your website user-friendly? Ask GSA.

The reviews can help agencies meet the new plain writing requirements and comply with transparency rules.

Morphing threat landscape demands evolution in agency cyber battle planning

A Symantec executive supplies federal agencies with a few tips about the state of the cybersecurity universe.

GSA debuts new Web 2.0 tools and hosting for federal agencies

The General Services Administration launches Citizen.Apps.gov, a new website to help federal agencies reach out to the public with free Web 2.0 tools.

New tool adds geospatial capabilities to federal data website

The White House's Data.gov website that features multiple datasets for download now has a new capability to show the data geospatially.

National Archives puts 3,000 historic documents online

The National Archives and Records Administration debuts an online repository of historic documents, such as George Washington's handwritten draft of the U.S. Constitution.

California, Boston win awards for best government websites

Portals run by the state of California and the city of Boston were tops among municipal Web sites in a recent "Best of the Web" competition.

Indian Health Service launches online best practices database

The Indian Health Service wants the public to add content to its new online inventory of best practices and services.

Government's location-specific apps need clear context

What responsibility will agencies have when location-specific government data is delivered to smart phones?

Army launches 'don't ask, don't tell' inbox

The intent of the inbox is to help the Army assess and consider whether repeal of the law would reduce operational readiness or unit cohesion.