Only Half of Dot-Gov Sites are Active, GSA Reports

December 19, 2011 by
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From a NextGov Article:

Nearly one-fifth of federal Web domains are inactive and one-fourth redirect to other dot-gov sites, according to an inventory conducted between August and October.

Active government domains employ 150 different content management systems, a hodgepodge of design templates that vary wildly from one division to the next, and a host of different performance metrics, according to a report compiled by the General Services Administration and the Office of Management and Budget.

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The report lists 1,489 total government Web domains and about 11,000 websites.

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At most of the inactive sites in the report, agencies appear to own the Web domain name but are no longer maintaining it. Some sites mayhave been shut down as part of the reform initiative, though.

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Direct to State of the Federal Web Report (61 pages; PDF)

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