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.
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.
google uncle sam was a great tool for contractors to research without the mess of non-gov info!
To foster familiarity and avoid reinventing the wheel, using de facto web presence leaders as your paradigm
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 »
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.