Change Those OSTP Bookmarks

I mentioned in passing that the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) website was undergoing revision.  While that work is not yet done (their blog commenting capacity is currently shut down), they’ve promoted the change.  For me, watching a live website build is not a useful application of government transparency.  I think they should have gotten everything ready and then switched over, or done it more discrete phases (website, then blog, etc.).  If there are regulations that made that impossible, I’d love to know.

But the new site is active, and while http://ostp.gov will redirect to the new site (with a longer URL better reflecting the position of OSTP in the Administration), it’s usually a good idea to change the bookmarks in case that redirect disappears.  The new design is a bit more readable (more white space), with the blog, news, and budget information all available from the front page.  Additionally, all relevant links are in one row across the page, making it easier to find where you want to go.  But all in all, it’s not a radical overhaul.

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