Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Administration to shutter 1,000 federal websites -

 Obama's Campaign to Cut Waste will first target duplicative websites -- Federal Computer Week

The Obama administration plans to shut down or consolidate about half of the government's 2,000 websites withing a year as part of its new Campaign to Cut Waste, which builds on the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.

Campaign creates new board of fraud and waste watchdogs Vice President Joe Biden will lead the campaign. The administration plans to stop the creation of new websites and has a goal of closing or consolidating about 500 sites in the next few months and cutting the number of stand-alone sites by 1,000 over the next year, according to a statement from Biden's office.


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