Congress just passed the Connected Government Act, which requires all federal agencies that create or redesign websites for public use ensure to the “greatest extent possible” that their websites are mobile friendly.

With federal government websites often a generation behind commercial sites, Congress in late December passed the Connected Government Act, which requires all federal agencies that create or redesign websites for public use ensure to the “greatest extent possible” that their websites are mobile friendly.

Mobile friendly is defined as a website configuration that can be easily navigated, viewed and accessed on a smartphone, tablet computer or similar mobile device. After the legislation is signed by President Donald Trump, the Office of Management and Budget, in consultation with the General Services Administration, will submit a report to Congress within 18 months describing the act's and agency compliance.

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