Real Time Search Engine For Government Information

The US federal government now has a real time, Twitter-style search engine that allows people to find the most current government information.

People can search for specific subjects, like “energy tax credit” or browse general topics like “agriculture” to find relevant government documents and blog postings from 144 federal departments.

Just like on Twitter search, the most recent information appears at the top of the search results.

This type of information search can be important for searching natural disasters, product recalls etc.

People can have real time search results sent to their computer or smart phone by e-mail, text message or by subscribing to an a RSS feed.

The government real time search engine was developed by a company called GovDelivery that also developed a government social network called GovLoop that has a membership of over 35,000 people.

The real time government search engine is available at http://notifications.usa.gov