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White House looks to shore up public trust in government websites

February 8, 2023

Via: FCW

A White House memorandum issued Wednesday instructs federal agencies to use government domain names for official communications and to make domain names “memorable” for everyday users.

The new memo is designed to bring agencies in compliance with the DOTGOV act, which passed as part of the fiscal year 2021 appropriations package.

“When people visit a federal website, they should be able to trust that it’s an official site,” Federal Chief Information Office Clare Martorana said in a tweet announcing the policy guidance.

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