Drupal in Government, why is Drupal the golden child of Government?

Stemming from the Open Source Push to get Governments to embrace more cost effective, licence free, efficient, modern and quite simply easier to use web publishing tools, The Gov 2.0 initiative has thrived and can be considered a legitimate success story!

It's obvious to see the tremendous growth Drupal has received from this initiative. Looking at the http://www.drupalshowcase.com website, the Government category is the largest clocking 299 websites, with Healthcare following closely behind at 298 websites.

Here are the top 3 Government sites we've identifed that are stellar examples of Drupal's recent success in Government:

1) Energy.gov

The Department of Energy (DOE) sought to both improve user experience on its sites and reduce related operational costs, it looked toward Drupal as the platform of choice. The mission of the Energy Department was to ensure America’s security and prosperity by addressing its energy, environmental and nuclear challenges through transformative science and technology solutions using Drupal as the CMS base to achieve this goal.

2) Teach.gov

The TEACH campaign was an initiative of the United States Department of Education designed to raise awareness of the teaching profession and get a new generation of teachers to join the ones who are already making a difference in the classroom.  

At TEACH.gov you can learn what it’s really like to be a teacher and get the tools you need to launch your own career in education.

3) NYSenate.gov

Want more evidence of why Drupal is the golden child of Government, then check out the New York State Senate recently relaunched its website on Drupal and there is a lot to like.


This website clearly illustrates how social publishing can help provide greater government transparency. Each State Senator can have a blog, Twitter integration and more. This enables citizens and lawmakers to directly and genuinely engage and interact with one another or via groups.

In addition to that, the site enables people to view and comment on all pieces of legislation currently under consideration. All things combined, the site is a model for how governments can share and correspond with their stakeholders in an open and transparent way all thanks to Drupal.

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