Federal government Web sites are subject to a unique set of regulations and compliance requirements. How well do they follow them and how well do they stack up against one another? With our partner, ActiveStandards, we analyzed the data culled from 43 federal sites.
Earlier this year I was invited to speak at the 2012 Government Web and New Media conference in Washington, DC. I was supposed to offer a talk about web governance and provide some context for the (then) forth-coming recommendations for improving web governance in government. I wanted to do something substantive. I’ve worked with the US government a lot in the past and I understand how important it is to get e-government right.
Recently, some high-profile sites aimed at children-- like those of recognizable brands such as McDonald’s, Viacom and General Mills-- have come under fire for violating the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) which has stipulations related to the collection of information from kids under 13.