Some agencies spending 90-percent of IT budget on legacy systems — report
October 21, 2016
Some agencies are spending 90 percent or more of their IT budgets on operations and maintenance, the report released last week found.
David Stegon was a staff reporter for FedScoop and StateScoop from 2011-2014.
The State Department has made multiple upgrades to MyStateDepartment, a portal launched in January that gives users a way to access foreign policy topics that interest them most.
State Department Office of Website Management Director Janice Clark told FedScoop the updated portal includes the following:
“Since www.state.gov is such a large site with vast amount of content, we wanted to make it easier for our audiences to be able to get the latest updates quickly without having to navigate through a lot of other information they may not be interested in,” Clark said.
The MyStateDepartment pilot in January included about 40 widgets that focused on the State Department’s top priority foreign policy issues and categories.
Clark said the department would like to add widgets that pull in content from some of the agency's other websites, such as travel.state.gov, which is in a different content management system. The agency currently provides access to their RSS feeds, but would like to be able to include more, such as passport information.