Special Report


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



The FCW Test Center looks at areas that are critical to the success of your site: security, payment processing, database and application integration, usability and customer service.



Homesforsale.gov



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.

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