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Government agencies asked to use iGov Web template, for improved accessibility and security

“Through the standardized websites, Local Government Units, National Government Agencies and State Universities and Colleges will experience ease in navigation and use of digital assets,” said  iGovPhil project manager, Antonette Torres.

“More than that, content, news updates, public documents and other services will be easily accessible to the citizens, especially for those who use mobile devices such as smart phones and tablets.”

The PH government IT officials are asking agencies to use the newly launched Government Website Template for accordingly give government websites uniform corporate identity, ease visitor navigation, and enhance website security.

The agencies under Department of Science and Technology (DOST) – ASTI and Information and Communications Technology Office (ICTO) – in collaboration with the Presidential Communications Development and Strategic Planning Office (PCDSPO) led the gumption of of the Integrated Government Philippines (iGovPhil) project, GWT.

The web template is already introduced to agency heads and representatives  held at the DOST-ICTO in Diliman, Quezon City.

“The new Government Website Template will not only improve the aesthetics of government websites, it will also make them more secure and enable the addition of supplementary online services, such as a payment gateway, records inventory system and forms generator,”iGov Phil project director and DOST-ASTI director Denis Villorente said.

“Furthermore, an additional level of security can be added through Web hosting made available through the Government Cloud also developed through the iGov Phil initiative,” he added.

As stated, in a study conducted by the National Computer Center, significant issues being faced by the government websites today are content structure.

This website template project also goes together with the plan of iGovPhil to improve accessibility and security of government websites by providing a central Web hosting facility.

Source: NewsBytes

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