CMS Report - Keyword: egovernment

  • Acquia Cloud Receives Second FISMA Certification For Federal Cloud Customers

    Acquia Cloud Receives Second FISMA Certification For Federal Cloud Customers

    Acquia, a Drupal solutions provider, announced today that it has received a second Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA) Authorization to Operate (ATO) for federal customers using Acquia Cloud. FISMA compliance provides a path for government agencies to develop next-generation digital experiences with Drupal that incorporate the web, mobile and social communities. 

    FISMA and its associated National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) standards provide a risk-based framework to support security best practices for systems managed by federal agencies. Acquia is the first provider to offer enterprise-class Drupal cloud services with a FISMA moderate ATO, which provides insight and assurance in Acquia’s ability to deliver secure cloud services for government websites and social communities. The authorization, obtained earlier this year as part of Acquia’s work with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, provides documentation to federal agencies that are evaluating the security protocols of Acquia’s cloud services.

    By Bryan Ruby
    Posted: July 03, 2013

  • England and Wales Police turn to Contensis

    England and Wales Police turn to Contensis

    Over half of the 41 new Police and Crime Commissioners in England and Wales will be using the Contensis CMS to manage their websites when they come into existence next month.

    By contensis-cms
    Posted: November 08, 2012

  • Mailbag: The Open Source Alliance of Canada

    Mailbag: The Open Source Alliance of Canada

    Our good friend Cheryl McKinnon, founder of Candy Strategies, tweeted us about the latest news from the Open Source Alliance of Canada (OSACAN). The alliance is a non-profit organization, founded to promote, foster and sustain the use of open source technology in Canadian government. Yesterday, OSACAN announced the establishment of a center of excellence to promote the use of open source technology in the Canadian public sector. 

    For your convenience, attached is a copy of the press release regarding this non-profit center to be used for promoting the use of open source in government.

    By Bryan Ruby
    Posted: November 07, 2012

  • Acquia Cloud for Drupal Receives Government Approval via FISMA Certification

    Acquia Cloud for Drupal Receives Government Approval via FISMA Certification

    Acquia, a commercial software company that provides enterprise level products, services, and technical support for the open source Drupal social publishing system, recently reached another milestone confirming their company’s ability to deliver secure hosting services for government web sites and online communities. Today, the company announced that it has received a FISMA Authorization to Operate (ATO) for Acquia Cloud.

    By Bryan Ruby
    Posted: October 10, 2012

  • Contensis signs money-saving agreement with Manchester councils

    In this age of austerity, Contensis has signed a money-saving agreement with public authorities in Greater Manchester. The framework agreement with AGMA – the Association of Greater Manchester Authorities – could see possibly up to 18 councils and other local public bodies signing-up to use the Contensis web content management system. Public procurement is an expensive business and when Government is trying to improve efficiency and make saving throughout the public sector, framework agreements…

    By contensis-cms
    Posted: May 15, 2012

  • redesigned state portal using Percussion WCM Software

    I'm a huge fan of eGovernment and Government 2.0 initiatives. A few years ago we started seeing government sites adopting open data initiatives and adding features that allowed the public to provide more feedback to the government that served them. Changes such as these are good initiatives by governments as they continue their evolution into the digital age. Recently, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts redesigned their official website,, using the Percussion CM System. Before I begin,…

    By Bryan Ruby
    Posted: January 13, 2012

  • Bury Metropolitan Borough Council selects GOSS for content management value for money

    In May 2011, Bury Metropolitan Borough Council deployed their new website. The website was built by GOSS Interactive and uses GOSS iCM (intelligent Content Management) to manage the site content. Since selecting GOSS and launching the site, the web team have be very impressed with the levels of service, professionalism and understanding of the public sector supplied by GOSS. GOSS entered a detailed tender process to secure the contract, which involved providing documentation and practical…

    By Pete Stevens
    Posted: December 09, 2011

  • Report: Public sector digital engagement overcomes challenges for success

    A new report highlights current activity, success and challenges that public sector organizations are facing in using digital channels for citizen engagement. This timely benchmarking survey from GOSS Interactive reports the challenges facing the public sector and is available as a free download. There is wide adoption and planned adoption of a range of digital channels and many good cases of best practice and examples of social media or digital engagement that respondents were proud of.…

    By Pete Stevens
    Posted: November 18, 2011

  • Four Cool WP .gov Sites

    Matt Mullenweg: I was in Washington DC last week at the OpenGovDC conference where I participated on a panel about design. The organizers and many of the speakers were pretty Drupal-focused, but I did get to meet some folks and learn about the ever-growing use of WordPress inside the Beltway. Here are four... Complete Story

    By wordpress-planet
    Posted: June 21, 2011

  • Quoting IT: Social Media in Government

    "Nobody has come up with a blueprint that says this is how social media must and will be used in all disasters, because it changes fast. We're trying to figure out how to get into conversations with the public without getting into one-on-one transactions, which would be next to impossible." -W. Craig Fugate, Administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, The Grill: W. Craig Fugate, ComputerWorld, March 21, 2011.

    By CMS Report
    Posted: May 16, 2011

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