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science gov firstgov for science FirstGov for Science

AAAS Annual Conference

Denver, Colorado

February 15, 2003

objective provide cross agency gateway to science and technology resources
Objective: Provide Cross-agency, Gateway to Science and Technology Resources
  • Selected, authoritative
  • U.S. government resources
  • Across all agencies
  • Specialized in science and technology
science gov initiative Initiative
  • An integrated, voluntary interagency effort of 14 STI programs in 10 federal agencies
  • Supports the Administration’s E-Gov objectives, bringing government science and technology closer to citizens
  • The FirstGov-designated “Cross Agency Portal” for science
  • Provides a public gateway to federal web sites and databases
science gov alliance
Dept. of Agriculture

Dept. of Commerce

Dept. of Defense

Dept. of Education

Dept. of Energy

Dept. of Health and

Human Services

Dept. of Interior

Environmental Protection Agency

National Aeronautics and

Space Administration

National Science Foundation Alliance

Support and coordination by CENDI


guiding principles
Guiding Principles
  • Provide simple, integrated access to web sites and database content across the government
  • Provide selected, quality information
  • No distracting pop-ups – just the facts
  • Based on currently available content
access to government science web sites
Access to Government Science Web Sites
  • ~1700 web sites selected and cataloged by agency content managers and NTIS
  • Organized for browsing under one or more of 12 topics and 175 sub-topics
  • Free-text searching based on text of selected web sites and linked sites
      • To one level
      • Provided by USGS
access to deep web databases
Access to Deep Web Databases
  • 29 databases with tens of millions of records that are generally not accessible to web search engines
  • Special deep (invisible) web searching developed for by DOE/OSTI
  • Single search interface for web sites and databases

Business people




students and teachers

science-attentive citizen


For more information Co-Chairs

Bonnie C. Carroll

Oak Ridge, TN 37831

Telephone: 865/481-03

Fax: 865/481-0390

Eleanor Frierson

National Agricultural Library (NAL)

10301 Baltimore Avenue, Room 200

Beltsville, MD 20705-2351

Telephone: 301/504-6780

Thomas Lahr

USGS/Biological Resources Discipline

12201 Sunrise Valley Drive / MS 302

Reston, VA 22092

Telephone: 703/648-4222

CENDI Secretariat

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