New walks the digital strategy walk

With the redesign of its website,, the CIO Council isn’t just talking the digital government talk. It’s walking the walk.

Adhering to principles outlined in the federal digital government strategy, released by U.S. Chief Information Officer Steven VanRoekel and Chief Technology Officer Todd Park earlier this year, the new site heavily adopts a mobile-friendly design and leverages open source technologies on both the front and backends.


The new uses a “responsive” approach to web design that adapts to users’ devices, whether it’s a personal computer, laptop, tablet or smartphone, and displays the site accordingly.

With respect to open source technologies, the site now uses the content management system WordPress and Twitter’s front-end user interface toolkit Bootstrap.

The previous iteration of was built on the web development platform Cold Fusion.

From the CIO Council blog post:

“We have pulled the old “News” and “Blog” posting into a centralized location – CIOC Blog – and we’ve standardized multiple document repositories, libraries, and databases from the old site into a central Document Library, where you can easily browse and sort through CIO Council reports, OMB guidance, and other relevant documents from the CIO Council.”


Feedback on the new site can be submitted here.

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