The SEC's website -- SEC.gov -- is one of the federal government’s busiest websites, reportedly serving up more than 562 million page views every month. Earlier this month, Accenture Federal Services announced that the SEC has awarded it a $17.9 million contract to modernize and "create an improved user experience" for users of SEC.gov. The new work is part of a broader, ongoing effort to modernize the site and will be performed over a five-year period.
Specifically, SEC.gov will be improved with "visual style updates" and other improvements to make it more flexible and easier to navigate. It will also gain enhanced document management capabilities and social media integration. According to Accenture, an important part of the SEC's "modernization journey is the migration of legacy documents into the document management system."
The SEC previously awarded Accenture Federal Services a five-year, $13 million contract in November 2012 to make major architectural improvements and redesign of the SEC's public websites, including SEC.gov, as well as the agency’s employee intranet that is used by several thousand internal users.
According to the SEC, SEC.gov has been online since September 25, 1995. As you can see in the screenshot below of SEC.gov (circa 1996), the SEC's website has changed dramatically since that time!