After a Decade of Noncompliance, DOJ Issues Report on Federal Website Accessibility

The release of the Justice Department’s first Section 508 report since 2012 comes after lawmakers raised bipartisan concerns about agencies’ continued inability to meet federal technology accessibility standards.

New Transportation Dashboard Informs Travelers of Services Offered During Flight Disruptions

The airline customer service dashboard shows passengers the compensatory amenities offered by major U.S. airlines when flights are delayed or canceled.

CISA Seeks Software Engineers to Build New Registrar for .Gov Domain

The agency is taking new hiring authorities out for a spin in the recruitment effort to make state and local government websites more secure

Traffic Overwhelms Student Loan Sites Following Biden’s Debt Relief Announcement

Student loan company Nelnet said providers received no advance warning about the White House’s loan forgiveness plan, contributing to confusion and site outages.

Lack of Oversight Continues to Harm Accessibility of Federal Websites, Senators Say

DOJ has not issued reports on federal agencies’ compliance with accessibility standards in a decade, despite many federal websites still remaining inaccessible.

Biden Administration Unveils Website to Help Combat Extreme Heat Conditions includes interactive maps, forecasts and other resources to help officials and the general public cope with high temperatures.

GSA Seeks Comments on Transfer of .Gov Domain to Cybersecurity Agency

The government’s site for managing government websites—— may temporarily go down for maintenance as officials make the switch.

CISA Gets Set to Deploy Updated DNS Resolver Service to Protect Federal Agencies

Government entities are required by law to use such intrusion prevention capabilities.

Pentagon Removes Thousands of Images of the War in Afghanistan from Website

The move, which officials said is temporary, was prompted by concerns that the Taliban would retaliate against Afghans depicted in them, the Defense Department said.

College Cost Calculators Aren’t Precise, but They Could Easily Be Made Better

College expenses determined by net price calculators can vary by an average of $5,700.

GSA Wants a Real Person Associated With Every SAM Registration Before Fiscal Year’s End

Every organization doing business with the government will have to name a real person as account administrator and go through a three-point ID proofing process.

GSA Needs Users to Test Ahead of DUNS Transition

Unique Entity IDs are being issued now and the General Services Administration team wants help testing the system that assigns and manages the new identifier.

Report: Agencies Failing to Comply With IDEA Act

Federal agencies are not going digital as quickly as they should be, according to a report.

The Internet Archive Has Been Fighting for 25 Years to Keep What’s on the Web from Disappearing – and You Can Help

People are warned that what they post on the internet will live forever. But that’s not really the case.

What Are Dark Patterns? An Online Media Expert Explains

It’s not you; many e-commerce websites are difficult to use by design.

CISA Considering Open-Source Registrar Platform For .Gov Domain

The agency is looking for support services to help manage the .gov registry as it takes control of the top-level domain from GSA.