The Government Computer Week article GSA releases RFI for new FirstGov search reports that the General Services Administration (the providers of FirstGov) has published a request for information from search vendors about how make FirstGov’s search better.
By April 15, vendors should provide GSA with a description of how they would improve FirstGov?s:
* Web search content and features
* Web search technology
* Search support services.
The agency is using the RFI as a precursor to competing the FirstGov contract for search and hosting.
Presently, FirstGov is hosted by AT&T and uses search technology from Fast Search and Transfer.
If you would like to read the complete RFI, it’s available here.