FirstGov adds news, images to search function

The General Services Administration has launched new features to its portal that officials hope will give quick access to news and images related to government activities., considered the government's official Web site, added the features as part of its effort to improve the portal's search functions.

The new features let users locate news and images as part of their searches from the site.

'The addition of the news and image services is another step in our continuing efforts to provide citizens with the best service possible ...,' GSA administrator Lurita Doan said in a statement. 'This is one-stop shopping for government information made better today, and we will continue to find ways to make it better tomorrow.'

GSA enhanced the portal's search functions in January, when it launched a new search engine supplied and installed by Vivisimo Inc. of Pittsburgh and Microsoft Corp.


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