Google Launches Government Search Site

Navigating government bureaucracy is not easy, but it may become
faster with Google Inc.'s new search site for U.S. federal, state and
local government.
Google U.S. Government Search,
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was launched
on Thursday by the search leader.
Google said the site should make finding U.S. government information
easier for government employees and contractors. For example, a search
of the word "highway" on the site returned links to the Federal
Highway Administration and the California Highway Patrol.
Another for "Iraq" returned links to Library of Congress documents and
The World Factbook, a collection of country profiles published
annually by the Central Intelligence Agency.
The site can be personalized and also offers news from the White
House, the armed forces and even provides a weather report for
Washington, D.C.
It is the latest in a series of specialized content sites developed by
Google, which launched a search engine devoted to Shakespeare on
Wednesday.
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