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  • NexGen Technologies

Modern Website for the Science in Practice Portal


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BLM wanted to create a new website called the "Science in Practice Portal (SPP)" to support internal user knowledge sharing and host a public facing website view to enable public users to search for a variety of scientific knowledge and resources.


The project objective was to design, develop and implement an online portal to provide the BLM staff an effective medium for collaboration, communication and sharing of relevant science information, data, and tools.  


NexGen designed and developed the public-facing “Science in Practice Portal” (SPP) site, which is a Drupal-based implementation that provides a rich and engaging environment for sharing technical information among a broad range of science-oriented end users. The core implementation was enhanced with appropriate Twig templates that incorporate the needs of individual business lines. The navigation inside Drupal was enhanced to provide a better user experience that allows for seamless and intuitive navigation. This web application also uses community modules modified for SPP to provide “What’s New” and “Upcoming Events” functionality. NexGen integrated Apache Solr to provide highly scalable enterprise indexing and searching capabilities. As a result of near real-time indexing, the Portal rapidly displays any content updates. Deployed the initial phase of the Science in Practice Portal (SPP) that contains over 6,000 content items, multiple events, forums, and 300,000+ website hits per month. We integrated social media feeds, an RSS feed, and an interactive “self-help” tour, which guides first-time visitors’ users across site features.


About NexGen:

NexGen Technologies (NexGen) provides the people, processes, and solutions that help make innovative IT transformation possible across your systems and applications.

 We specialize in delivering top-tier IT support services, specifically tailored for the unique needs of the federal government. Our dedicated team combines cutting-edge technology with deep industry expertise to ensure your projects meet the highest standards of quality and security.

For more information, please contact NexGen at or (720) 377-1800.



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