CIO.gov Website Suffers Second Outage Since November
Official site for federal government CIOs will be moved over to new hardware to avoid such disruptions in the future, OMB says.
The federal website for government IT strategy, CIO.gov, has been inaccessible for more than 24 hours--its second outage in three months.
A spokeswoman for the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) said Thursday that the site is undergoing "hardware maintenance." Ironically, the problems come in the wake of a White House order earlier this year that requires federal agencies to use the Web to better serve and engage with the public.
"We are transitioning to a more robust solution that will avoid such disruptions," OMB spokesperson Moira Mack
She provided no further details, and the OMB did not reply to a request for more specific information about the outage, the work being done, or when that work would be completed.
CIO.gov has been down since Wednesday and continued to be offline throughout the day Thursday.
Persistent problems with CIO.gov are not the only ones the federal government has had in recent months keeping websites online.
These issues with website availability seem incongruous with more ambitious federal plans to move e-mail and other in-house services to the cloud and have agencies share cloud-based services among them.
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