FirstGov’s new search engine is ready to go

FirstGov’s new search engine is ready to go

The General Services Administration will launch the FirstGov portal’s new search engine on time, according to a GSA source.

Administrator Stephen Perry is prepared to announce the switchover Monday at the Federation of Government Information Processing Councils meeting in New Orleans.

The new search engine, from Fast Search & Transfer of Oslo, Norway, could be online as early as today, the source said, but the official announcement will be Monday night.

GSA had planned on switching to the enhanced technology March 31, but procurement delays hampered the testing. The agency said at the time the swap to the Federal Search Foundation’s search engine from Inktomi Corp. of Foster City, Calif., would happen no later than June 1.

The new search engine will increase the capabilities of the FirstGov.gov site to search Portable Document Format or Microsoft Word Web pages, index agency databases and ensure the links are updated weekly.

About the Author

Connect with the GCN staff on Twitter @GCNtech.

Featured

  • Defense
    Soldiers from the Old Guard test the second iteration of the Integrated Visual Augmentation System (IVAS) capability set during an exercise at Fort Belvoir, VA in Fall 2019. Photo by Courtney Bacon

    IVAS and the future of defense acquisition

    The Army’s Integrated Visual Augmentation System has been in the works for years, but the potentially multibillion deal could mark a paradigm shift in how the Defense Department buys and leverages technology.

  • Cybersecurity
    Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Lora Ratliff)

    Mayorkas announces cyber 'sprints' on ransomware, ICS, workforce

    The Homeland Security secretary announced a series of focused efforts to address issues around ransomware, critical infrastructure and the agency's workforce that will all be launched in the coming weeks.

Stay Connected