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National Dialogue For Improving Federal Websites

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From: Lisa Nelson (XCI) Date: Mon, Sep 19, 2011 at 11:42 AM
Subject: Invitation to Participate in the National Dialogue on
Improving Fedeal Websites


Please join me in participating in an exciting initiative that starts today: The National Dialogue on Improving Federal Websites. The Dialogue is a nationwide, two-week online conversation with web experts and the public to generate ideas for re-inventing how the federal government delivers information and services online. It’s part of the larger .gov Reform Initiative launched earlier this summer by the White House and the U.S. General Services Administration.

The dialogue will launch today, Monday, Sept. 19 at 2 pm ET and run until Friday, Sept. 30. You’ll be able to access it at: http://www.usa.gov/webreform/dialogue.shtml

The purpose is to allow people to submit and vote on ideas for improving various aspects of improving federal websites, such as: content, search, usability, accessibility, social media, multilingual content, and online services. The .gov Task Force will review the ideas and consider them as they develop a National Web Strategy and make recommendations for streamlining federal websites, strengthening federal web policy, and improving citizens’ experience with federal websites.

I know you have a goldmine of ideas, so I hope you’ll actively participate in the discussion and share your expertise and knowledge. We want to hear what’s working well, what can be improved, innovative ways to rethink the federal web, and specific examples you have from your industry or organization.

Although the focus is on federal websites, we’d love to get the perspective of all of you in state and local government too, since many of the challenges andopportunities are the same.

You can also follow comments about the dialogue on Twitter under the hashtag #dotgov.

Please share with your networks and encourage your friends and colleagues to take part in this important conversation

Lisa Nelson
Research and Strategic Partnerships
Center for Digital Government Excellence
Office of Citizen Services and Innovative Technologies
General Services Administration

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