Success Story  

Client: The Executive Office of President - Office of Science and Technology Policy
Project: The Design, Implementation and Hosting Web Enabled Content Management System

Background: The Executive Office of the President - Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP), serves as a source of scientific and technical analysis and judgment for the Executive Office of the President (EOP) with respect to major policies, plans, and programs of the federal government. OSTP required the creation of a a state of the art website providing easy navigation and modern look for site visitors as well as streamline OSTP internal staff operations. The new website objective was to offer an improvement to the overall user interface - so that site visitors can easily navigate the website and quickly find the intended information. The Website is to allow for event registration and a variety of other business processes as well.

American Cybernetic Corporation, with the use of its Content Management System products, was responsible for the efficient and successful analysis and customization of its CMS in the accomplishment of the EOP-OSTP's objectives, including website hosting services. The ACC - CMS provided the following characteristics and modules:

Easy to Use Intuitive interface is easy to learn, productive to use.
100% Web Based Interface No software to install or maintain on the desktop. Securely manage your website from any computer - at home, at work, or on travel.
Group Based Permissions Allow functional teams or business units to edit specific areas within a site, while securing all others.
Approval Workflow Supports a multiple step workflow process where content creation is performed by one group, while editorial or legal approval may come from others, before the content is live on the website.
Email Notifications Content administrators receive automated emails informing them of administration tasks as they are assigned.
User Dashboard Key tasks are presented "at a glance" at user login, along with links to other relevant administrative resources, such as site statistics or reporting functions.
Choice of WYSIWYG Editor or power HTML Editor Users may choose to edit content using, "what you see is what you get" editor. Alternately, advanced users may directly edit HTML snippets, or copy and paste from other applications such as Word or FrontPage.
Administrative Preferences Content administrators can customize their individual preferences, such as choice of WYSIWYG editor, notification schedule, etc.
Visual Site Overview View complete site layout and easily navigate to edit specific pages or add a new section using a dynamic, drag-anddrop interface.
Rich Multimedia Support Supports formatted files (PDF, DOC, other), images, video, and audio files.
Separate Content from Form Web content may be re-used and re-formatted for different purposes, while maintaining a single authoritative source.
Central Asset Repository All content, including images, files, and content objects are stored in a single, searchable database. Customizable galleries allow for easy categorization.
Content Tagging Ability to create a flexible content taxonomy. Content can be dynamically displayed based on rules applied against this taxonomy.
Audit Trail Change tracking and audit trail for content and pages.
Integrated Site Search Robust search engine indexes all content, including PDF and Microsoft Office formats such as DOC and PPT. Advanced site search options, including wildcards, Boolean searches (AND, OR, NOT), stemming, and fuzzy searches. Includes the ability to spider other sites and include them in results.
Rich Internet Support Ability to create Rich Internet Applications that are managed by the system, such as dynamically updated Macromedia Flash or AJAX components.
Custom Content Objects Expandable for custom content objects, built to match existing meta-data and business processes.
Password Protected Pages with Login Create password protected pages or sections, designed for use as "Extranet," "Clients Only," or "Members Only" areas.
Print Friendly View Allow users to print relevant page contents with print friendly page rendering.
E-mail to a Friend Encourage traffic by allowing people to send specific page links to others.
Instant Dynamic Page Rendering Web pages are dynamically rendered on the web server, so they always contain the latest information.
Configurable Page Caching System Server-side caching of frequently requested pages and database queries delivers ultra high performance in high traffic applications.
Fully Addressable URL's URL's are human readable and may be emailed or bookmarked. All URL's are search engine friendly.
Scalable for Concurrent Users Developed on J2EE platform that is more robust, and more scaleable, than ASP, PHP, or other script based systems.
Cross Platform Web server may be Windows, Linux, or Unix.
Custom Integration with 3rd Party Systems Plays well with others, including complimentary web applications such as CRM solutions, Association Management Software products, Shopping Carts, Discussion Forums, and legacy databases.
Portlet API A published portlet API (Application Programming Interface) allows custom modules and applications to be easily written and integrated.
Event Management Module Create and publish events to display in list or calendar format. Integration with Ecommerce available.
Document Management Module Create a searchable repository of documents categorized in a flexible hierarchy and limit access based on individual user permissions.
RSS Newsfeed Module Publish a news feed using RSS, or import RSS feeds from third-parties. Integrates with standard Press Release Module or other optional modules.
Dynamic Navigation Menu and Site Map As the site structure changes, navigation menu and public site map automatically update.
Press Release Module Post press releases in a standardized format. Includes business rules to sort and filter based on date and ranking, as well as scheduling a post for a future date.
Dynamic Form Builder Dynamically configure forms to capture information. Configure mail settings for each form via administrative interface (Subject, To, From, CC, etc.). Generate databases of contact submissions on the fly, with convenient exports to MS Excel.
Content Versioning A complete history of each element and page, with the ability to easily roll back any piece of content to a specific point in time.

Contract: The award made on May 31, 2007 to American Cybernetic Corporation, a small service disabled veteran owned small business.