Agileana won a contract in 2022 to perform an assessment and develop a strategic plan to migrate the federal judiciary’s public-facing websites into the latest version of Drupal. This week, U.S. Courts awarded us a follow-up contract to begin executing this strategic plan.
The five-year project will involve a series of tools, migration scripts, templates, modules, and a platform to facilitate the wholesale migration of the federal court system’s website from their current Drupal 7 home to Drupal 10, as well as a comprehensive design refresh for the main site, the subsidiary court sites, and the U.S. Courts intranet.
Drupal is the content management system favored by 13 of the 15 executive departments within the federal government. With Drupal 7 scheduled to retire in January 2025, there is a sense of urgency to get websites out of Drupal 7 and into the latest version (currently Drupal 10) before that scheduled end-of-life.
Work will include the creation of a USWDS inspired design system for the U.S. Courts with reusable components supporting usability and accessibility for both website visitors and web continent managers.
The United States federal court system last redesigned its websites nine years ago in 2014. The U.S. Courts websites are supported by the Administrative Office (AO) of the U.S. Courts on behalf of the Federal Judiciary.