GSA revisits improvements to search­—Federal News Radio

The General Services Administration is trying once again to make the king of all government search. After four previous attempts, GSA launched new search capabilities for the government’s portal taking advantage of new technologies and the evolution of how users find information.

“This is based on the [Microsoft] Bing index, but it’s using algorithms and indices of the federal websites,” said Dave McClure, GSA’s associate administrator in GSA’s Office of Citizen Services and Innovative Technologies, at the Management of Change Conference sponsored by ACT and IAC. “It’s also a learning algorithm, so the more you search the more it determines what you it is you actually are looking for.”