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OMB Policies for Federal Public Websites

OMB issued Policies for Federal Public Websites on December 17, 2004. Below are links to each section of the policy memo (PDF). Under each section, you'll find recommendations and best practices from the Interagency Committee on Government Information (ICGI). As it said in OMB's cover memo, these recommendations and best practices will help you implement the OMB policies. The deadline to comply with the policies is December 31, 2005.

Browse the OMB Policies (by Section)

Implementation Guidance (by Topic)


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Who Needs to Comply with the Policies

The OMB policies apply to executive departments and agencies and their public websites. They do not apply to intranets or to websites of the judicial or legislative branches, unless specified. See the 2nd paragraph of the OMB policy memo (PDF) for a more detailed explanation.

Additional Policies, Laws, and Regulations Related to Federal Public Websites


Page Updated or Reviewed: December 14, 2005

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