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Cross-departmental searchability

Have a main search engine that will search the infromation and data on all governemnt sites. Sometimes it vague which department has the infromation on a subject. A general search based that uses key-word tag technology would eliminate the user having to navigate multiple government websites to find what they are looking for.

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Accessibility

Index of web sites

need a subject/content index to the overall structure of gov't web site content....kind of a google for the vast array of gov't info.

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Accessibility

Bring Back: www.google.com/unclesam

google uncle sam was a great tool for contractors to research without the mess of non-gov info!

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Usability and Design

Ease of Use | Use Google and Wiki-like Search and Look

To foster familiarity and avoid reinventing the wheel, using de facto web presence leaders as your paradigm

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Usability and Design

Make it look (& function) like GOOGLE

What makes GOOGLE so useful is the very clean front-end (a single search box ... difficult to get cleaner than that!) and search results that are relevant. Too many government websites are the anti-google. It is particularly telling when government content can be found more easily on GOOGLE than it can on a government site itself. And just to clarify ... my point was not that .gov websites should be THE SAME as google ...more »

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Content in other languages

cheap gap fix: require all sites to add Google Translate code

http://translate.google.com/translate_tools

 

This does not solve all problems with translation, accessibilty and fairness, but it does fill a huge gap in a simple and cheap way. All it requires are some minor includes, etc.

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