WEB.mil has awarded a contract that includes a Contract Line Item Number (CLIN) which our DOD partner agencies, organizations and units can leverage to buy services related to web without going through an independent contracting process. These will be fee-for-service options. The current contract language says:
"This contract will provide a core service of standard website hosting as well as a menu of optional services that federal and department of defense units may require to optimize their public information communication objectives."
The optional services include, "a menu of services website owners can opt into such as creative services, content creation, search engine optimization services, email subscription services, sentiment analysis services, news clipping services, customer satisfaction surveys and other services as necessary.”
As we continue to dive into requirements for our future platform, we ask your assistance in addressing the following questions:
Can you help us define the requirements for optional web services?
Are there additional optional services you’d like us to add to future modifications of this contract or to future contracts?
In other news, we are finishing off our first round of breakout sessions with representatives at the service leadership level asking for requirements for the future of official DOD public facing websites. Please make sure your leadership is communicating your requirements up the chain to your senior leadership.
Feel free to share ideas directly with DMA WEB.mil and while also communicating up the chain for your leadership awareness.
Working group sessions have been focusing on gathering requirements in the following areas:
- Ease of Use
- Compliance with Laws and Regulations
- Stability and Security
- Built-in Citizen Engagement Features (pulls in social media content)
- Omnichannel Delivery (auto-push to social media outlets)
- Mobile Ready (displays in easily readable format on smaller devices)
- Transactions-capable (API platform that easily integrates with third-party applications.)
- Interactivity (promotion test memorization games, etc.)
- Scalability (easily increases/decreases in the number of websites or webpages or content and ability to pace with emerging technologies)
Here’s a list of current capabilities: https://www.web.dma.mil/Guide/Capabilities/
The DMA WEB.mil team looks forward to working with all DOD agencies, organizations and units on this exciting endeavor!