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Reforming government websites with app developers in mind [Nov 14, 2011]

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Monday, November 14, 2011

Among the most important developments in the relaunched FCC.gov website is its use of open source application programming interfaces, the Federal Communications Commission's new media specialist Gray Brooks said recently.

Gov 2.0: eficiencia y eficacia de la administración pública través de soluciones social media

La mayoría de las Administraciones Públicas y los gobiernos de países desarrollados están desarrollando iniciativas Gov2.0. Es evidente que Gov2.0 mejora la eficiencia y efectividad de la Administración Pública y de los gobiernos. Existen multitud de testimonios a nivel internacional. En España queda mucho camino por recorrer aún y conviene acelerar inversiones y la obtención de resultados.


Government websites close [Oct 11, 2011]

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Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Public Sector Executive

Jim Shaw, General Manager Europe at Acquia, discusses the cost-savings benefits of reducing the number of Government websites in the UK.

An Integrated Drupal/Alfresco Solution

Government sectors are being pressured to become more transparent and communicate government activity to the public. With the leading open source technologies from Drupal and Alfresco, more government agencies are building and managing web and intranet properties under the open government principle.

The power of Drupal and Alfresco has been seamlessly integrated in the osCaddie solution by Appnovation. It delivers a web and intranet platform that can handle both web and document management requirements that have been placed on Federal agencies.


Open source vs. proprietary solutions for dot-gov websites

Federal web managers are facing enormous pressure to keep information technology and communications costs down, tighten their belts on bloated websites and improve citizen services.

These demands may lead agencies to reconsider their current web content management solution and browse other platforms that could better align with their current priorities.


Military Software Developers Get Enhanced Social Network

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Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Military software developers are getting a social network that the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) hopes will make them more productive and boost code sharing and reuse.

As we reported earlier this week, DISA is basing the Forge.mil Community on Acquia's version of Drupal Commons, a social networking extension of the open source Drupal Web content management platform.

By choosing a social environment based on Drupal, DISA was able to customize the open source software to achieve a seamless integration between the Forge.mil community and the software collaboration environment based on SourceForge. "I don't think we could have gotten any other product as integrated as we have" with the same level of time and effort, Gahafer said.

Gov embraces Drupal for web needs

More government departments and agencies - including WhiteHouse.gov - are using content management system Drupal to build a web presence that aligns with their mission goals.
When he took office, President Obama called for more openness and transparency in government; Drupal allows agencies to put information online and incorporate social functions like Twitter and Facebook integration, blogs and forums.


Take Your Website to the Cloud First

With the recent announcement from the US CIO, Vivek Kundra, to reform federal information technology management, government agencies are being asked to comply with the Cloud First policy and move three services to the cloud within the next 18 months. Over the last year many agencies - including whitehouse.gov - have successfully migrated their website to Drupal. Learn how you can meet this new directive by moving your website to the Cloud First with Drupal.

RestoreTheGulf.gov using Drupal in the cloud

Restore the gulf gov

The U.S. government recently launched a new Drupal website,
RestoreTheGulf.gov, to provide information about the environmental catastrophe in the Gulf of Mexico from the oil spill earlier this year and announced plans to phase out the current disaster response.

Teach.gov using Drupal

Teach gov

The U.S. Department of Education just launched a new micro-site built on Drupal: teach.gov. At teach.gov you can learn what it's like to be a teacher and get the tools you need to launch your own career in education.

The site looks surprisingly crisp and modern for a government site, don't you think?