The dirty dozen: 12 bad government Web sites
A gallery of government portals that deliver a bad user experience
The White House’s Open Government Directive, issued in December 2009, mandated that federal departments and agencies develop and implement open government plans to advance transparency of their data and encourage participation and collaboration. Since then, agencies have been rolling out everything from new wikis to redesigned Web sites to IT dashboards to comply with the directive and make government data more accessible.
But not all open government Web sites are created equal; some, in fact, deliver a downright awful user experience, according to Information Week's list of the 12 worst government Web sites.
The IW dirty dozen Web portals belong to:
Army Special Operations Command
National Transportation Safety Board
U.S. Court Of Appeals D.C. Circuit
City of Los Angeles
U.S. Transportation Command
House Small Business Committee
The nation of Cambodia
The state of Illinois
Justice Department's Executive Office for Immigration Review
Navy Personnel Command
The Federal Register
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Services
To view Information Week's slide show of the 12 worst government Web sites, click here.
This article was corrected July 7, 2010.
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