National dialogue on federal websites set to launch


Starting next week, the public will be asked to brainstorm and submit ideas for improving federal websites.

Through the National Dialogue to Improve Federal Websites, set to launch Monday on, citizens and web experts can share ideas about user experiences, design and content of federal websites. Those suggestions will guide how federal websites are created, used and managed in the future.

People can submit and vote on ideas, and General Services Administration will moderate the two weeks of online discussion.

The initiative is part of a larger effort by the White House to cut waste and improve customer service. In June, agencies were instructed to inventory their websites and halt the creation of new ones. By this month, agencies should have reduced their .gov domains by 25 percent. The Office of Management and Budget has not yet released a progress report.


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