Government documents portal gets a major facelift
The Government Publishing Office launched a beta test of its new documents portal, GovInfo, on Feb. 3. For the next year, GPO will test the site and solicit feedback before GovInfo officially replaces the Federal Digital System in 2017.
Calling it “the Google for government documents,” GPO CTO Richard Davis told FCW that the new site was designed with security and usability in mind.
GovInfo will host the Congressional Record, the Federal Register, U.S. court opinions and more, and its responsive design will enhance access from mobile devices.
GPO Program Manager Lisa LaPlant offered an example: When users search under the Affordable Care Act, results will include draft copies of the legislation, the actual law, citations, relevant U.S. code entries and more.