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The Information Super
Highway Meets the Real Highway

Truckers 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 the internet. Launched
A 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.

OSHA'S Interactive Expert Advisors Program Points to the Future of Customer Service
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.


A Guide for Young Entrepreneurs
You're young. 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.

Filing Patent Applications Using the Internet
Early 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.

OSHA Adds New Online Expert Advisors for Business
The 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.