Learn from James Mathieson, of the General Servcies Administration, as he discusses how sites.usa.gov plays into their Digital Government Strategy and what the future holds for this innovative platform.
Open Content Management Meets the Federal Digital Strategy James Mathieson, Product Manager Gwynne Kos?n, Director Digital Services Innova?on Center
anytime, anywhere on any device“Identify shared and open contentmanagement system (CMS) solutions andsupport implementation through training andbest practices. This will offer agencies analternative to building their own platforms inisolation and enable code sharing andmodular development.”
open shared content CMS toolkit community and training plaCorm
sites.usa.gov is a shared service to help agencies focus on crea?ng content rather than on building systems to deliver that content.
OPEN: Built on an open-‐source plaCorm that runs millions of sites (WordPress), sites.usa.gov has features to help you tag and structure your content, import your content and export it later. FLEXIBLE: Use your own graphics. Upload videos and photos. Manage authors and editors. Choose from diﬀerent themes and plug-‐ins. All to meet your agency mission MOBILE: Deliver content any?me, anywhere and on any device. Mobile themes let your users get your content on their phones, tablets and desktops.
sites.usa.gov oﬀers o Standard CMS plaCorm o Managed service o Cost eﬀec?ve o No infrastructure to maintain o No soUware licensing costs o Agencies focus on the important stuﬀ – the content o Community of users
Beneﬁts o Secure, fast, cloud hos?ng via GSA (meets all the rules) o Agency control over the look and feel, publishing, user access o Easy to use publishing system available anywhere (computer + mobile) o Mul?-‐media, social networking, search op?miza?on o Mobile ready designs o Content reuse – enter once, display as needed o Shared content pool o Early adopter privileges
Who should use sites? sites users small agencies commi[ees, working groups Mul?-‐agency groups Bootstrappers Any dot-‐gov