Campaign: Search

Index Website

Create a website with simple html text such as that used in www.craigslist.org that subdivides all the ".gov" websites into one page. For example all the science category such as NASA, NSF, NOAA, DARPA, and others would be under one section. Knowing what the federal government provides and where to find is important and should be easily accessible. One example that comes to mind is the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS.gov) ...more »

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Campaign: Search

All Gov sites should use search.usa.gov to power site search

All gov agences should use centralized services to provide the most relevant content the citizen quickly

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Campaign: Usability and Design

Make USA.gov user friendly - show interaction between agencies

After looking at the ideas presented in this forum, I saw websites referenced that I had never heard of before. I agree with the concept of a central starting point for easy accessibility but I do not think we need to reinvent the wheel either. Instead I suggest updated/altering USA.gov to meet many of the needs presented in this forum: (1) Provide more options in USA.gov to help users navigate the maze of services ...more »

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Campaign: Search

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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National "Catalog" of web pages

Following FRBR concepts in XML, catalog web pages and make them findable through a national catalog similar to (but hopefully better than) a library book catalog. Create an easy form agency content creators can fill out to add their record (i.e. web page) to the catalog. Use link resolvers to check for broken links automatically. Obviously, not every page of every website will be cataloged, but at a minimum every website ...more »

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Campaign: Search

Users are able to go to search.gov to search for any gov site

Searching gov sites should be as simple as bing.com and google.com

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Campaign: Search

Official Gov Only URL Shortner

Provide an Official US Government URL shortener that only shortens URLs for Official US government domains and websites.

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Campaign: Policies and Principles

Central Google-like site

Site that will direct users to Federal functions that can answer their questions.

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Campaign: Content and Readability

One stop place for the entire federal government content

Having just one web site where the user could go to - to find out anything related to what the Fed Gov't is saying - it might be health, customs, defense, transportation

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