FirstGov Articles

The Feds Wish You A Happy Holiday
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The US government, via its revamped FirstGov platform, has plenty of suggestions on how people can handle all that the holidays throw their way.

New Google Product Is Patently Useful

The minds at Google have taken the less-than-intuitive search process for finding patents in the USPTO database and made it as easy as their signature search service.

Brown Says FirstGov Does Heckuva Job

The FirstGov information website serves as the US Government’s official portal on the Internet, and Brown University recognized it as the top-ranked federal site.

FirstGov Embracing Syndication

RSS feeds and email updates from the US government’s communications website deliver its latest official news and information.

FirstGov Launches New Search Engine

Vivisimo and Microsoft combined technologies to power the FirstGov.gov search engine, which launched three months ahead of schedule.

Vivisimo, Gigablast Snare FirstGov Contracts

Vivisimo’s partnership with MSN has led to it receiving one of three Blanket Purchase Agreements from the GSA.

Did you know you can Google Uncle Sam?

Most people have no idea of this, but since 1999, Google has had a specialized search available to the public, called Google Uncle Sam, that searches only government web sites, mostly .gov and .mil sites, along with some other sites in other Top Level Domains it deems valuable to the database.