A new website will offer a central clearinghouse for online information about the federal government, President Clinton said Saturday, the Associated Press reported June 24.
The site, firstgov.gov, will provide links to all federal information that is publicly available over the Internet, Clinton said in a special webcast.
“Whether you want crucial information in starting a small business, or you want to track your Social Security benefits, you can do it all in one place, 24 hours a day, seven days a week,” the president said.
The site will also offer a single source for information about roughly $500 billion in federal grants and contract opportunities. The government plans to have the site up and running within 90 days. In the meantime, firstgov.gov features information about the coming service.
The system is being developed by private sources and will be given to the goverment free of cost.
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