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The .gov means it’s official.
Federal government websites often end in .gov or .mil. Before sharing sensitive information, make sure you’re on a federal government site.


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The https:// ensures that you are connecting to the official website and that any information you provide is encrypted and transmitted securely.

Before you launch

We’ve worked to make publishing a government site on Federalist as simple as possible. Please note that while the entire process usually takes a couple days, it may take up to a week, so plan accordingly.


Launch Process

  1. Notify Federalist support of your intent to launch along with your repository name/url and production-ready git branch via:
    • email:
    • Slack: #federalist-support
  2. Federalist support will:
    • initiate GSA IT-provided scans of the preview build and source code of your site to identify any vulnerabilites
    • send you a brief site questionnaire that must be completed before continuing
  3. Complete the site questionnaire and resolve all required vulnerabilities identified by the scans as identified by Federalist Support (this may take several scans)

  4. Complete the process of adding your custom domain. If you are migrating an existing site to Federalist, make sure to review minimizing downtime

  5. Your site will now be live!

  6. A scan of your custom domain will be run by GSA IT just to verify the final configuration, then the Federalist ISSO will share the Site Review document for your product owner to sign

  7. Sign and return the Site Review document provided by the Federalist ISSO

Launch Checklist

  1. Notify Federalist support that you are ready to launch your site
  2. Complete the site questionnaire provided to you by Federalist support
  3. Resolve any findings identified by vulnerability scans
  4. Configure your DNS
  5. Notify Federalist support
  6. Update your site settings
  7. Sign and return the Site Review document to the Federalist ISSO