Like it or not, government is a big presence in the United States. The considerable number of bureaus, departments, and offices has always made it difficult for citizens to find their way around. And then the Internet arrived.
Today, the United States government has just about the largest internet presence on earth. And it’s all at your fingertips.
USA.gov is your access to a mind-boggling supply of information. It links all of the individual government sites into a single place. It can connect you with every bit of public information in every government office and agency at every level – federal, state, local, and even American Indian tribal governments. That’s right. All of it. Of course, no one wants all of that information, but every piece is important to someone. Now there’s a way to find it.
Since the site is so massive, it includes a search function, a Help page, a Frequently Asked Questions page, a site index, and online tutorials. You can even email questions to the managers. However, I’ve found that the best way to use it is to spend just a few minutes poking around and getting used to it.