December 20, 2011 •
Only half of dot-gov sites appear to be active
A report compiled by the General Services Administration shows that nearly one-fifth of federal Web domains are inactive and one-fourth redirect to other dot-gov sites.
The report was released as a part of the GSA’s dot-gov reform initiative which is part of President Obama’s Campaign to Cut Waste, identifying unnecessary websites that can be consolidated into other websites to reduce costs and improve the quality of service to the American public. It is a goal of the GSA to significantly cut down the number of federal websites and create a more cohesive and standardized look to the remaining federal websites which will also help improve the government’s customer service.
Although agencies have failed to maintain many of their dot-gov domains, they have announced plans to shut down 26% of dot-gov domains, and merge 4% of domains into other domains.
To learn more, read Only half of dot-gov sites are active, GSA reports by Joseph Marks.