In another win for open source, the United States House of Representatives has chosen Drupal as the web content management system for House.gov. That makes the “People’s House” one of the largest government institutions to move to the open source web content management platform.
In a request for sources posted to House.gov, embedded below, the House of Representatives chief administrative officer indicated the institution’s interest in assembling a list of vendors to support Drupal development. According to the document, there are some 520 websites at House.gov for Drupal developers to work on.
When the House went looking for a platform to standardize their web presence, they chose Drupal because it met their requirements to:
- Accommodate hundreds of independent websites, each with different sets of features.
- Provide the ability to deploy new sites quickly and efficiently.
- Enable House Members to use the web designer or developer of their choice by leveraging the Drupal community.
As the new House continues to move forward with an e-transition under the GOP, open source and Drupal developers are looking like increasingly important players in the Washington IT ecosystem.