FSM Government Websites are a mess!! are they being maintained?

Hello Everyone,

I've noticed how some of the FSM websites are not structured very well and are poorly maintained (fail to render images, missing links, late updates, not appealing , texts printed over pictures, etc).
here are some examples:
http://www.pohnpeimet.fm/index.html
http://www.fsmpio.fm

I've seen some of the FSM websites being re-designed like the FSM DOE website.


Who in the government is responsible for keeping these websites in check and up-to date? Job vacancies should always be updated so people living outside of the the FSM can search for jobs back home. Also, anyone in the forum with Computer Science/Info Tech. degress??? Just being curious....

Comments

  • FSM government don't have "maintenance" in its vocabulary!
  • Those websites managed by the Department of I Don’t Care. Very important department in Christians administration. Try Congress’ Committee on The Less People Know about our dirty Deals the better.
  • When you have IBO (information black out), you get most of what you want because people do not know what you are going to do until it is too late. The good thing is that eventually IBO get eventually get you in the end.
  • one example of fsm gov't neglect maintenance is the poor conditions of the road in the center of colonia, yap. the whole Micronesia will be in yap during the summer for the micro games, aren't these top notch leaders do have an ounce of shame in their skulls?
  • good example of fancy policies in place but nobody cares about enforcing it....information sharing platform in the internet is a policy of fsm gov....it is sadly depending on who currently responsible to run it too.
  • Tirow...tirow...

    Interesting that you pointed that out...it seems that the government doesn't care. DO you think govt employees are willing to expose such error to their HR? I don't think so...its a Micronesian mentality to avoid confrontation of poor work ethics and performance. Would others agree with me on this?

    This is what happens when cultural norms get tangled with workplace professionalism. There is no divide. This has been pointed to many times in the past regarding work performance and attendance.

    This is merely just another component of such half-assery that could be characteristic of any government agency.

    Freedom of speech to express such observation, am I right?

    Tirow...tirow...

  • IMHO, the issue is much more deep-seated then what is seen at the surface. I'm not placing blame on any individual, office, or department here, rather, I'm simply stating what I see. From the ground up, the government should have been built into a hierarchical structure, in my opinion, with the parent domain being ".gov.fm" and all subordinate departments/offices/domains residing in sub-domains of the root. Having said that, the management of the infrastructure, technologies, and domains/sub-domains, were it my choice, would have also been unified into a hierarchy resembling that of the network architecture, from a server perspective that is. Updates, patches, gpo's would be centrally developed and pushed with the entire government operating under the same security, operational guidelines.

    It's anyone's guess why this wasn't the approach taken at it's inception but, rebuilding to fit a more structured model, if domain controllers have already been deployed with the forests in full production will be, to say the least a nightmare. Remember, you can't move a DC to a different FQDN. It has to be rebuilt. As painful as a restructuring of the network would be at this point in time, once again given the DCs are already in play, it would still be immensely less painful than down the road when everyone decides they need their own ".fm" domain.

    Oh well.
  • It's indeed a reflection of how the FSM Government is being run!
  • imageThey need ICT literate folk to do it!
  • It amazes me how a small island nation, for the most part dependent on tourism dollars, has such poorly structured and maintained web and social presence. Like it or loathe it, social media is where the tourists and travellers reside. It's a shame, Micronesia as a whole is a stunning location but falls so short in its self promotion.
  • lol...old news but quite embarrassed to show my home country page to my colleagues.Just look for the Air Nauru ad on PNI on FB. I beat the dead horse for half a year and broke my ego's wrist over it. Proposals require a pissing contest with long paper pushing process. I will stop here and say something (barely comparable to a 12yr old design) is better than nothing. Trying to update with the current staff requires a 2 yr aging process is the bottom line. Good luck folk!
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