As some of you may know, we are working to modernize the lab’s web presence across the Fermilab domain.
Our goal is to improve the user experience for employees, users and the public and to present a unified, modern look and feel to anyone visiting our website. To that end, the laboratory has enacted a web governance policy that details roles and responsibilities for oversight of the laboratory’s web presence and sets forth guidelines for creating and maintaining a web presence that reflects well on the laboratory.
To help website owners set up new sites that comply with the policy, Computing and the Office of Communication have made a new website request process available in ServiceNow. The process will help us, as a laboratory, better manage the life cycle of Fermilab websites.
Some of you have registered new websites through a version of this process. It has now been streamlined, and adherence to policy guidelines and regular renewals (if required) are built into it. All you need to do is fill out the form, and we’ll guide you from there.
Maintaining a safe network is even more important than a modern and easy-to-use web presence, and that means ensuring that all externally visible laboratory websites are registered with Computing. Look for upcoming articles explaining what Computing is doing to optimize our computer security and how it affects you.
We hope you will find the process easy to use. As requests for webpage updates and new sites continue to come in, we want to ensure that all lab websites comply with good practices, are safe and secure, and contribute to the unified web presence we want to show the world.
For details on how to access the new process, please review the knowledge base article on the web request process.
Jon Bakken is the head of the Fermilab Core Computing Division. Katie Yurkewicz is the Fermilab assistant director for communication.