Vicksburg, MS – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Headquarters, USACE Divisions, USACE Districts and some USACE research centers are migrating their main public websites to a new, cloud-based system called the American Forces Public Information Management System (AFPIMS). This new system will create consistency, streamline content management, easier updating of web pages, better audio and video accessibility and deliver a richer user-friendly site.
AFPIMS is a content management system run by the Defense Media Agency (DMA). The DMA currently manages the website platforms for the Air Force, Navy and Marine Corps and 20 other government agencies. As a part of this project, the Vicksburg District has recently completed its web migration with some of the web addresses (URL’s) changing. Users need to explore the new website to update their internet “bookmarks” or “favorites”.
The Corps strives for continued improvement to our public web presence to ensure quick access to and delivery of information, especially in times of public emergency. The change will consolidate hardware, software and manpower transitioning from 58 server locations to one server location. USACE continues to explore new and better avenues to improve communications with stakeholders and the public. The Vicksburg District recognizes that the public website is the number one communication tool. Therefore, to increase transparency and deliver fast, easily accessible content, it was necessary to overhaul this public web presence.
Release no. 13-011