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By Brian Kalish December 7, 2010

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The Treasury Department launched a new website Monday that aims to increase communication with the public and includes the agency's first ever blog.

"The new Treasury.gov website is a major step forward in our efforts to improve the way citizens access the wealth of data and information Treasury produces on a day-to-day basis," said Dan Tangherlini, chief performance and chief financial officer of the agency, in a news release. "For the first time, [the site] will use advanced technologies like cloud computing, an official blog, and data visualizations to better communicate and connect with citizens."

The new site is hosted in a public cloud, uses a content management system and includes the agency's first ever blog.

Among other features are data visualizations, which support interactive data including interest rates and Recovery Act statistics.

The agency also is seeking feedback about the new site through an online portal.

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