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Government information on a single topic can come from dozens of different agencies. There may be no limit on the number of agencies involved in producing information on, for example, consumer recalls. The federal government has made an effort to create these single subject cross-agency portals or gateways to bring together this information at one location on the Web. Listed below are some of these single word or topic gateways.

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After School
Information to help you understand the issues that face kids and teens or fund, start and operate an after school program. Easy to use categories offer dozens of websites on running a program and planning activities.

Aging Stats
A cumulation of statistics on the economics, health, and demographics of the aging population from dozens of government agencies in one place.

The President's Council advises him on bioethical issues that may emerge as a consequence of advances in biomedical science and technology.

Over 40 different Federal agencies assist or regulate businesses. provides a one-stop, common access point for Federal Government services and information needed to assist with starting, running, and growing a business.

The official site of the National Cancer Institute which contains information on all aspects of this disease.

Official site of the U.S. Census Bureau

Child Care
Find federal funding sources, safety alerts, best practices on child care.

Child Stats
Federal and state statistics and reports on children and their families, including: population and family characteristics, economic security, health, behavior and social environment, and education.

Climate information and services provided from nine different agencies.

Clinical Trials
This site links patients with ongoing medical clinical trials. It provides information on federally and privately supported clinical research in human volunteers.

College Students
A comprehensive information guide providing answers to your questions on education, career, financial aid, military and voluntary service and more.

Everything you wanted to know about copyright law including forms

Disability Information
This site provides access to disability-related information and programs available across the government on numerous subjects, including civil rights, community life, education, employment, housing, health, income support, technology and transportation.

Disaster Assistance
This site provides disaster assistance information and services by creating a single Internet-based portal to serve the public’s requirement for assistance.

Economic Indicators
Chronicles social & economic conditions.

This public site provides general information about consumer protection in all countries that belong to the ICPEN (International Consumer Protection Enforcement Network). All information is available in English, French, German, and Spanish.

Emergency Prepardedness see

This is the place for employment in the U.S. government. In Spanish and English, this site provides descriptions of job openings and forms. Space is provided for resumes.

Exports provides online trade resources and one-on-one assistance for your international business – whether you’re just starting or expanding your global sales.

Fire Safety
Information on residential fire safety & prevention is given here.

The official site for the President's Council on Physical Fitness

Food Safety
Food selection, storage, and preparation information is here.

Forms from a variety of government agencies.

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An international research effort to sequence and map all human genes

Geodata divides geospatial information into 17 categories.

GLOBE is a worldwide hands-on, primary and secondary school-based education and science program

Government Benefits
Online personalized access to government assistance programs

Government Loans
Government loan information from the USDA, HUD, Education, SBA, & Veteran Affairs.

Over 900 grant programs are represented here from many government agencies.

Health Finder
Easy to understand medical information on diseases, conditions, treatments and drugs.

Home Sales
This site provides current information about single family homes for sale by the U.S. Federal Government. These previously
owned homes are for sale by public auction.

House of Representatives
Official site for the U.S. House of Representatives

A website dedicated to the intelligence work of many agencies.

Invasive Species
Invasive species are non-native plants and animals. e.g. Kudzu

Jobs See Employment

Links to Federal kids' sites along with some of the best kids' sites from other organizations all grouped by subject

Official site for Medicare containing information on enrollment, appeals, participating doctors and more.

Information on how to save, invest and plan for your future.

Nutrition provides easy access to food and nutrition information from across the federal government. It provides reliable
information on nutrition, healthy eating, physical activity, and food safety for consumers, educators and health professionals.

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Our Documents
The following is a list of 100 milestone documents, compiled by the National Archives and Records Administration, and drawn primarily from its nationwide holdings. The documents chronicle United States history from 1776 to 1965.

Pandemic Flu
The official U.S. government Web site for information on pandemic flu and avian influenza.

Peace Corps
Since 1961 this agency has spread education and technology to all parts of the world through volunteer workers.

Plain Language
On June 1, 1998, President Clinton issued an executive memo requiring agencies to write in plain language. Listed here
are suggestions and techniques to write clearly.

The official information from the Homeland Security department on citizen preparedness

Recalls on all kinds of consumer products including medicines & cosmetics.
Monitors how the stimulus package is working

A clickable map for all national parks and recreation centers along with tourist and reservation information.

Regulatory Information Service Center (RISC) is responsible for gathering and publishing information on Federal regulations through the semiannual Unified Agenda of Federal Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions and the annual Regulatory Plan.

Citizens can find, review, and submit comments on Federal documents that are open for comment and published in the Federal Register, the Government’s legal newspaper.

A very large directory of medical, scientific, and technological information.

Official site for the U.S. Senate

Student Aid
A comprehensive information portal providing answers to your questions on education, career, government and more

Student Jobs
Job opportunities for students from over 100 agencies.

Telework provides access to information for employees who think they might like to telecommute (or are already doing so), for managers and supervisors who supervise teleworkers, and for agency telework coordinators.

This public service is provided by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), and the U. S. Naval Observatory (USNO). Readings from the clocks contribute to world time, called Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). The time maintained by both agencies should never differ by more than 0.000 0001 seconds from UTC.

Usability is a resource for the design and accessibility of websites.

Veterans' Business
A site for veterans needing skills to start a business.

Official site of the National Weather Service

Women's Business
A site for women needing skills to start a business.


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