Drupal helps federal agencies make 2.0 Web sites

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Friday, September 19, 2014
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Federal News Radio

The open source content management program Drupal is taking federal agencies by storm.

Tom Erickson is the CEO of Acquia, a company that facilitates the use of drupal for businesses and the federal government.

Erickson talked with Chris Dorobek and Amy Morris on Tuesday's Daily Debrief about what the program actually does and how it might change the business of government.

"We call it a social publishing system. What a social publishing system does is -- it's a combination of a traditional Web content management system . . . and social media. When you pull those two together, it results in a lot of excitement in government because you can create a lot of transparency. You can start to create community. You can engage with constituencies. There's a number of things that you can do that you weren't able to do before."