I had a great time giving a workshop on Web Governance in the Federal sector earlier this week. It's always rewarding to spend a day sharing best practices and lessons learned with Web managers and this workshop was an especially good one. We got to roll up our sleeves, pull apart some Web governance models, and discuss what works and what doesn't. At the end of the day, the group confirmed two things: 1) just about everyone is messed up when it comes to managing the Web and 2) Web governance isn't easy.
The WelchmanPierpoint offices are located in Baltimore, MD. So what, you ask? Well, Baltimore is about 40 minutes by train from Washington, DC, so, we have a lot of federal government clients. We didn't plan it that way, it just worked out like that. As it turns out, that's not a bad thing. Federal government agencies for the most part have pretty messed up Web sites. And that's what we like: big, super-bad, un-navigable Web site atrocities.
This morning I saw this piece of news on the National Security Archive Web site. The National Security Archive is a an independent non-governmental research institute and library located
at The George Washington University in the US.