Web Strategies

Hughes to provide government with managed broadband services

Hughes Network Systems believes that it can use its commercial satellite and DSL technologies to be a player in the federal broadband space.

Army launches 'don't ask, don't tell' inbox

The intent of the inbox is to help the Army assess and consider whether repeal of the law would reduce operational readiness or unit cohesion.

Federal Web sites chided for accessibility, usability issues

Critics cite technical problems at Section508.gov and reduced customer satisfaction scores.

New-look Federal Register online debuts

The government today released a new online prototype for its daily diary of agency and news that's designed to be more usable, understandable and accessible.

How long will cloud's reality trail the hype?

True believers see it as the future. Detractors call for caution. But what do they both agree on?

CGI Federal continues triage of CMS Web sites

CGI Federal Inc. will continue to upgrade Web sites for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services under a five-year contract worth $73.2 million.

FDA launches 40 online performance management dashboards

The Food and Drug Administration has started its online performance management system that tracks agency performance measures on 40 Web-based dashboards.

Tricare extends Web-based mental health counseling demo

The Tricare Assistance Program allows enrollees to use the Internet and a webcam to speak "face-to-face" with mental health counselors 24 hours a day, seven days a week from the privacy of the beneficiary's computer.

Britain plans to take Gov 2.0 to the next level

Under a new proposal, every British citizen would get a personal Web site through which they learn what local services are available to them and do business with government.

A heavier government hand may shape Internet policy

Ever since the advent of the Internet the government's philosophy has been to let innovation drive the growth of the information superhighway, but the complexities of the online universe are forcing it to contemplate a more activist role.

Contractor needed for social media initiative

The National Telecommunications and Information Administration is looking for a contractor to build content management and social networking Web sites in its effort to become more open and transparent.

Feds will play a big part in broadband push

The Federal Communications Commission is slated to publish its big plan for faster broadband adoption in about three weeks, but that won’t be the only federal government involvement.

Aquilent onboard to upgrade Transportation website

Aquilent Inc. will support the Transportation Department’s primary Web site with a comprehensive set of Web and content management system solutions under a four-year contract worth more than $4 million.

Microsoft working to eliminate Internet anonymity

Microsoft researchers have unveiled an anti-hacking concept that can help track hackers or malicious content to origin servers.

DOD rethinks social-media access


Energy secretary reaches out on Facebook

Steven Chu is spreading the word about Obama administration energy policy via the social networking Web site.