In December 2018, the President signed into law the 21st Century Integrated Digital Experience Act, or 21st Century IDEA, which sets minimum standards for accessibility, ease of use and security of government websites.
Use this list when creating new or redesigning existing ACF websites to confirm you meet federal and Departmental requirements. ACF follows HHS standards with a few adjustments for branding and consistency.
When developing new or redesigning websites for ACF, it is important to involve your digital communications specialist from the beginning of the project. They will work with you to ensure that the site meets relevant policies and standards.
ACF strictly follows federal .gov requirements and the HHS domain policy to communicate to our customers and stakeholders the legitimacy of ACF-funded sites. All ACF owned sites must appear as a .gov, the standard naming convention for federal agency websites.
Two Factor Authentication (TFA) helps prevent unauthorized users from accessing your ACF Drupal account. These guides help employees working on the ACF website to set up TFA using Google Authenticator (Android), Authy (iPhone) or SMS to generate a verification code to access the content management system.
If directly quoting or using a photo of someone who is not a government employee or affiliated with ACF, you must have them sign a waiver release form to keep on file before you use their words or images.