Sometime yesterday DHS completed a major change to the layout of their CSAT web page. The new page is cleaner and easier to find links to documents. What used to be a single page is now a number of separate pages for each of the major CSAT tools. Each page is easily viewable on a single screen, reducing the need for scrolling to get to needed information.
The one thing that I particularly like is the listing of all of the CSAT related documents in a single block on the right hand side of the main page. This will make it very easy to user’s to find the document that they are looking for. The only improvement that I could suggest would be to include version numbers or publication dates to make it easy to see when a document changes.
As I have mentioned on a couple of occasions, I think that the team that keeps the DHS chemical security web pages up-to-date has done an excellent job. If there is somebody in the federal government that keeps track of work done on web sites, they should certainly use these pages as an example of how to prepare a successful and helpful web site. I just wish that the folks over at TSA and PHMSA(DOT) would learn from this example.
I spent 15 years in the US Army as an Infantry NCO. After getting out of the Army I started working in the chemical industry, getting my BSc Chemistry degree while working as a technician. I spent 12 years working as a process chemist in a specialty chemical company. Most recently I worked as a QA/R&D Manager in a specialty chemical manufacturing facility. Currently I am working as a freelance writer.