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What? Some Dot-Gov Websites Unreachable

According to this story over at NextGov.com, about 25 percent of dot-gov domains are not reachable. The article says that some of these websites could have already been cut, as part of the White House’s announced plan to consolidate or cut some of its almost 1,800 top-level federal Web domains this year.

But remember, these are domains, not websites. The websites housed within .gov domains are estimated to be around 24,000, according to an article that appeared on NextGov.com in July of this year.

The federal website cutting initiative is aimed at saving money by consolidating sites into a few uniform architectures and content management systems, and at raising the overall standards of government websites, which are often disorganized, slow and clunky. The project is modeled, in part, on an ongoing British government effort that has cut or consolidated about 75 percent of the country’s 2,000 websites over five years.

Have you noticed any changes in your agency’s website? What are your thoughts?

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