GSA is responsible for operating and maintaining the U.S. government's official web portal, formerly know as FirstGov.gov. This month, the site changed its name to USA.gov, which should be a lot easier for everyone to remember.
Why the change? Here are a few things GSA learned from visitors to the site:
- Last year, more than 600,000 people typed "usa.gov" into their web browser when searching for government information.
- In a 2006 telephone survey, 79 percent of respondents preferred the name USA.gov.
- USA.gov is intuitive—it describes what our site is: the U.S. government online.