DOD procurement team puts on a new Web face

DOD procurement team puts on a new Web face

Deidre A. Lee

By Dawn S. Onley

GCN Staff

JUNE 18'The Defense Procurement Office recently rolled out a redesigned Web site that it calls cleaner, easier to maneuver and compliant with Section 508 accessibility requirements.

Robert Bemben, procurement analyst with the Electronic Business Initiatives Office, said the redesign of was to make it easier for people to access information. Previously, information was jammed onto one page, and people had to scroll the length of the page to pull up menus, he said.

'It was set up in an organizational format rather than an informative format,' Bemben said of the old design. 'It was pretty hard to navigate around all the memos on a single page.'

The face-lift includes expanded descriptions of how changes or new policies affect contracting officers' jobs, said Deidre A. Lee, director of Defense procurement.

Bemben said the redesign is just a start. In a few weeks, his office will add new search engines as well. He is also working on reformatting documents posted in old versions of Adobe Portable Document Format to a format that can be read by disabled visitors.

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