Open For Business

By John Liang / December 9, 2009 at 5:00 AM

With the White House yesterday releasing its open government directive, the Defense Department today issued its own statement highlighting DOD's efforts to keep the public apprised if its activities.

Specifically, the Pentagon last week completed the transition from its old home page to its new home page.


The new Web site provides quick access to information that is most sought by Web site visitors, including DOD social media sites, the Pentagon Channel and DOD news stories. Prominent on the new home page is a new "We Want to Hear From You" that allows visitors to ask questions about the DOD and explore frequently asked questions and answers.

The site also includes an easy-to-use central listing of dozens of Web sites maintained by different offices of the DoD and the military services, listed both by topic and organization. The index is available at , and makes it easy for the public to find information on topics ranging from military budgets and manpower to a database of defense-related imagery (photos and videos).