Defense Department Adds Photography Widget

The widget, available at Defense.gov, lets anyone feed the latest Defense Department imagery in real time to their own Web site by cutting and pasting a line of code.
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American Forces Press Service has unveiled a “widget” for Defense Department photographs.

The widget, available at Defense.gov, lets anyone feed the latest Defense Department imagery in real time to their own Web site by cutting and pasting a line of code.

The widget appears as a 240-by-156-pixel graphic box (below) and cycles through at least eight photos. It is updated frequently throughout the day.



Linda Kozaryn, director of eProducts at the Defense Media Activity, said the widget allows for the sharing of the best imagery from the Defense Department, Defense Media Activity and other military assets stationed around the globe.

“This is a wonderful opportunity to immediately provide the latest imagery to our audiences,” she said.

The widget is the latest example of tools from the press service. In June 2008, AFPS launched its first widget, allowing users to receive AFPS articles in real time. The AFPS widget has been downloaded more than 1 million times.

AFPS provides news and feature stories on the Defense Department’s senior military and civilian leaders, policies and procedures, as well as military operations and humanitarian aid efforts. Seven AFPS writers cover the Pentagon and travel with the defense secretary, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and other senior leaders on their visits to stateside bases and overseas.

Defense.gov has previously been recognized as a Government Video Website of the Week.

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