Highway Meets the Real Highway
and bus drivers get online to save time and lives on America's roads
in one of the government's most impressive and effective uses of
new gateway brings together in one site volumes of government information
on federal acquisition and gives women-owned businesses direct access
to the tools and government networks that will enable them to tap
into the $190 billion federal procurement market.
Interactive Expert Advisors Program Points to the Future of Customer
Expert Advisors enable businesses and others to
answer a few simple questions and receive reliable answers on how
OSHA regulations apply to their unique work sites. And now the program
is a finalist in the Innovations in American Government Award competition.
Guide for Young Entrepreneurs
You want to start and run your own business. Do you have what it
takes? If so, what do you do to get started? Find out here.
Patent Applications Using the Internet
this year, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, a new performance-based
organization in the Department of Commerce, unveiled a pilot program
that will allow a small group of participants to apply online for
patents for inventions that aren't too complex. All patent applicants
can track the status of their patent applications online.
Adds New Online Expert Advisors for Business
Occupational Safety and Health Administration has added new web-based
tools to help businesses and workers figure out whether and how
OSHA's rules apply. This site offers
expert online "advisors" for hazards, fire safety, lead, and many
more. Advisors have the problem-solving knowledge of professionals,
but they are designed for the average employer, manager, or worker
concerned with occupational safety and health.