Technology Improvements Ahead
The City of Webster Groves is moving forward on large cyber security improvements to the City’s technology by transitioning to cloud data on the Microsoft Government Community Cloud (GCC). With the transition, the City is also moving to a .gov domain name for city email addresses. Cyber security and protection of city data, which has grown exponentially in recent years, is a top priority for the City.
The GCC is the federally mandated platform for the storage of data in the cloud. The City is required to meet this threshold for sharing criminal justice data in the Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS). In this transition, the City is moving from the current email system, GroupWise, and moving to the Microsoft Office365 suite, including Outlook, Teams, and SharePoint capabilities.
Effective Thursday, September 23, the City email and web domains will transition to “webstergrovesmo.gov” in compliance with the security measures of the GCC. The naming convention for emails will remain the same to reach City staff, “lastname” “first initial”@webstergrovesmo.gov (no spaces). The City’s former domain “webstergroves.org” will remain active to allow communication with the City but City staff will reply or originate emails to outside entities from the new domain. The City encourages those in contact with the City to update your email addresses to the new domain and to carefully review emails from staff for the new domain.
Technology upgrades will continue this year for the city with the transition to the Microsoft Office365 suite, a redesigned city website utilizing the new domain, online permitting and city business applications, meeting room upgrades, and the addition of Wi-Fi at City Hall.