GSA Renames FirstGov.gov
The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) has announced a name change for the government’s official Internet site.
FirstGov.gov will now be USA.gov — an easy-to-remember name that was created based on citizen input. The Spanish language counterpart for USA.gov has also been renamed to GobiernoUSA.gov , which already serves some 43 million Hispanic-Americans with government information.
Both sites have added new features that bring services to citizens faster than ever before. “Web Chat” is a personal online assistance service that lets visitors ask questions online and get an immediate response. USA.gov also has an enhanced search engine and a new gateway for Visitors to the U.S., which provides information about conducting business, getting educated, or traveling in the U.S.
With a new logo and motto “Government Made Easy,” this is another step in making government information accessible to the public.