The General Services Administration announced May 13 that it completed modernization of its cloud computing “knowledge repository” website.

The GSA revealed a new human-centered design for its Cloud Information Center, an agency website that provides information to the federal workforce on cloud migration. The site hosts cloud migration tools like market research as a service, training documents and acquisition guidance.

“Users of the enhanced CIC will enjoy an improved user experience: a cleaner interface, more intuitive navigation, and content organized in sequence of the cloud adoption lifecycle, making it easier to read and remember,” according to the GSA announcement.

The GSA reports that the revamped website is:

  • Accessible to those with disabilities.
  • Based around user needs and tasks.
  • Consistent in appearance.
  • Securely hosted and connected.
  • Original and not duplicative of existing content.
  • Searchable.
  • Mobile-friendly.

“The next iteration of the CIC puts people at the center of technology,” said John Radziszewski, cloud program manager at GSA. “By improving its design and upgrading its platform, it will be much easier for the GSA Cloud Team to publish information and for stakeholders to act on it.”

The Cloud Information Center was launched in May 2019 as part of the Office of Management and Budget’s new “Cloud Smart” strategy, which provides guidance for agencies’ migration of applications to the cloud.

"Modernization is not static, and neither is the CIC,” said GSA Assistant Commissioner of Information Technology Category Bill Zielinski. “The government’s one-stop-shop for all things cloud now offers an enhanced digital experience that organizes complex information from a variety of authoritative sources into a format that is more accessible and digestible.”

Andrew Eversden covers all things defense technology for C4ISRNET. He previously reported on federal IT and cybersecurity for Federal Times and Fifth Domain, and worked as a congressional reporting fellow for the Texas Tribune. He was also a Washington intern for the Durango Herald. Andrew is a graduate of American University.

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