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Archive for February, 2006
The NN/LM MAR blog provides news for Network Members in Delaware, New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania.
A new consumer Web site, New Jersey Health Link, is designed to be comprehensive and user friendly. It offers information on such topics as adult day care, crisis hot lines, doctors, dentists, family counseling, dialysis, health insurance and much, much more.
Since the end of last year a new search engine has been powering the U.S. government’s official website. FirstGov.gov signed a $1.8 million contract with Vivisimo and Microsoft’s MSN Search to provide it with greatly expanded search capabilities for FirstGov.gov.
FirstGov.gov’s search previously accessed approximately 8 million federal Web pages. GSA expects the new service to index more than three times that many-over 24 million pages, include results from state, local, tribal, and territorial government websites, as well as all federal sites. It will offer unprecedented access to government information from a single source.
The technology behind the new search capability is based on MSN Search and Vivisimo’s Clusty search engine, which clusters search results in folders, grouping together similar items and making it easier to find information.
A new federal IT web site:
For iPod and podcast enthusiasts…