ICF to improve AIDS.gov site

ICF International Inc. will add mobile technology and expand Web 2.0 technologies for the Health and Human Services Department's AIDS.gov Web site under a new contract.

ICF will provide technical management and assistance to maintain and enhance the Web site for the department's Office of HIV/AIDS Policy. The Fairfax, Va., company will enhance the agency's separate HIV/AIDS Awareness Days Web site and migrate it to the AIDS.gov domain. The one-year contract, which has two option years, is worth $1.2 million.

ICF worked with HHS to develop the initial release of AIDS.gov for World AIDS Day in 2006. Since then, the firm has implemented new media components such as RSS feeds, a Blog site and Podcasts with streaming videos.

AIDS.gov is a gateway to guide users to federal domestic HIV/AIDS information and resources on prevention; testing; treatment; and research programs, policies and resources. It is a collaborative effort among several federal agencies, including HHS, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institutes of Health and the Food and Drug Administration.

The AIDS.gov Web site supports their efforts through its Web portal and highlights new partner content complete with links to partners' Web sites.

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Doug Beizer is a staff writer for Washington Technology.

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