US E-Government Website Quality Report
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.
I reached out to ActiveStandards and asked them to scan about 40 websites in the US federal government so that I could have some data to back-up assertions I would make about what’s working and not working with websites in government. ActiveStandards was kind enough to comply.
Then, unfortunately, the conference was postponed.
But, I got the data back and it was interesting. So, ActiveStandards and WelchmanPierpoint decided to co-write a paper summarizing our findings and making recommendations for improvement in the areas of accessibility, search engine optimization, and general website quality. The complimentary paper is available for download and we’ll be reporting on the results and talking with Jeffrey Levy, Director of Web Communications and Co-Chair of the Federal Web Managers Council about trends in government web governance next week at an event in DC. Hope you can join us if you are in town. If not, the event will be taped and available online in November.
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