DOT-COM Activity: ANE - Content Submission Tool for USAID/ANE
Country: Asia and Near East Region
Short Description: Development of a content management system for USAID/Asia and Near East
Phase/Type of Activity: Field Support/Technical Assistance Status: Active
Start date: September 15, 2006 End Date: June 30, 2007
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Full Description: The core elements of this project are:
A standard RSS/XML-based format for sharing mission website content
A RSS/XML generator for mission websites (integrated as proof of concept into the USAID/Indonesia and USAID/Afghanistan website content management systems).
A simplified CMS for six different USAID/ANE websites, currently hosted on http://www.usaid.gov. This CMS will allow data entry for mission and other USAID staff through the USAID/ANE intranet server using a web interface and a database backend. The simplified CMS will provide RSS/XML feeds compatible with the above generator and the data packager.
A data packager which will periodically aggregate data from the RSS/XML feeds provided by the above sites, check for differences and generate update patches for submission to LPA for uploading on the public site.
Core funding for the DOT-COM Alliance is provided by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Bureau for Economic Growth, Agriculture & Trade, Office of Infrastructure and Engineering (EGAT/OI&E), Office of Education (EGAT/ED), and Office of Women in Development (EGAT/WID), under the terms of Award numbers: GDG-A-00-01-00009-00, dot-GOV; GDG-A-00-01-00014-00, dot-ORG; GDG-A-00-01-00011-00, dot-EDU.