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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?

Depth and Breadth of Drupal customers

We recently completed an Acquia customer case study on the New York Senate. The New York Senate is a great example of a Government agency that's using Drupal to keep it's constituents engaged and involved in happenings at the State Senate. Open Government and transparency at its best with Drupal. They use Microsites for various members of the Senate with their own messaging.

Tom Erickson on Gov 2.0

Government: Of the People, By the People, For the People

Tom Erickson, Acquia's CEO provides context for his Gov 2.0 Expo session: Drupal and Social Publishing Strategies for Meeting the Open Government Directive.

Open Source Drupal for the New Open Government

Acquia launches new ‘Social Publishing for Open Government’ program to help agencies meet requirements of Open Government Directive
Company hires VP of Business Development to lead efforts

Open Government Directive and Drupal

On his very first day in office, President Obama directed all federal agencies to break down barriers to transparency, participation, and collaboration between the federal government and the people it is to serve. Last week, the Obama administration published the Open Government Directive (OGD). The directive, sent to the head of every US federal department and agency, instructs the agencies to take specific actions to open their operations to the public.

Dries Buytaert, founder of Drupal, on WhiteHouse.gov's open source platform

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Saturday, August 30, 2014

WhiteHouse.gov was relaunched in November with an open source Drupal platform. Although Drupal is used by other government agencies in the United States and around the world, WhiteHouse.gov is the most visible customer turning to this platform.

Dries Buytaert is the creator and project lead for the Drupal open source web publishing and collaboration platform. A native of Belgium, he was elected in 2008 as Young Entrepreneurs of Tech by BusinessWeek as well as MIT TR 35 Young Innovator.

Buytaert recently talked with FierceGovernmentIT's Judi Hasson about the deployment of Drupal, and what it's impact will be.

Read more: http://www.fiercegovernmentit.com/story/dries-buytaert-founder-drupal-wh...