Dot-gov goes retail
The federal government has become one of the biggest online retailers in America, according to a comprehensive study by Federal Computer Week and the Pew Internet & American Life Project.
Chart: Government e-retail sites
Here's a hot-linked directory of scores of federal Web sites that sell items to the public. It is based on information gathered during March and April 2001.
Web extra: How to build an effective e-retail site
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A new General Services Administration Web site has become a magnet for bargain hunters.
Building the dot-gov retail directory
How the Federal Computer Week research team measured the size of the federal government's online business.