The .gov Reform Task Force (also called the Federal Web Reform Task Force) was established by the Federal Chief Information Officer to consult with subject matter experts, customers, and others as needed, to provide expertise on such areas as user-centered design, search, information management policy, privacy and security issues, and overall Internet trends such as the growth of mobile and social media.
The Task Force will develop a federal Web strategy for a long-term vision of what the citizen experience should be and create common tools and best practices to make Web operations more effective and efficient.
To date, the reform effort has:
- Instituted a freeze on the approval of new .gov domain names and developed stronger criteria for getting a new domain.
- Posted and updated a list of all registered .gov domain names on Data.gov.
- Asked agencies to identify sites that can be eliminated, consolidated, and/or streamlined.
- Conducted an inventory of federal domains and sites, a survey of federal web governance policies and a national dialogue on improving federal web sites, and used the data to create the State of the Federal Web Report.
- Required agencies to develop Web Improvement Plans (included in the State of the Federal Web Report).
- Worked with others across government to develop the Digital Government Strategy.
In December 2011, the Task Force issue its State of the Federal Web Report.