Wednesday, January 17, 2007

FirstGov becomes

FirstGov has been renamed What is It is a portal to U.S. government information. There are 5 areas of links: Citizens, Business, Federal Employees, Government-to-Government, and Visitors to the U.S. Each of these portals provides a set of links to various government services. For example, under the Citizens tab there is a link to resources on Money and Taxes, which links to resources from the IRS, state tax groups, consumer guides, and investing.

This web site also provides search capabilities, you can use the quick search on the top of every page or the go for an advanced search which allows you to choose which government domains you want to search.

They have also introduced a new live web chat feature, which available from 12-8PM EST.

Want an non-governmental option for searching for government information? Google has developed a rival search called Google U.S. Government Search.

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