Targeting Government Websites

With only 379 days until congressional mid-terms, you should not waste time hardening or attacking seldom used or obscure government webpages.

If that sounds like a difficult question, then you don’t know about analytics.usa.gov!

This data provides a window into how people are interacting with the government online. The data comes from a unified Google Analytics account for U.S. federal government agencies known as the Digital Analytics Program. This program helps government agencies understand how people find, access, and use government services online. The program does not track individuals, and anonymizes the IP addresses of visitors.

Not every government website is represented in this data. Currently, the Digital Analytics Program collects web traffic from around 400 executive branch government domains, across about 4500 total websites, including every cabinet department. We continue to pursue and add more sites frequently; to add your site, email the Digital Analytics Program.

This open source project is in the public domain, which means that this website and its data are free for you to use without restriction. You can find the code for this website and the code behind the data collection on GitHub.

We plan to expand the data made available here. If you have any suggestions, or spot any issues or bugs, please open an issue on GitHub or contact the Digital Analytics Program.

Download the data

You can download the data here. Available in JSON and CSV format.

Whether you imagine yourself carrying out or defending against a Putin/FSB/KGB five-year cyberattack plan, analytics.usa.gov can bring some grounding to your defense/attack plans.

Sorry, but government web data won’t help with your delusions about Putin. For assistance in maintaining those, check with the Democratic National Committee and/or the New York Times.

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