Center for Information Technology Services and Solutions
Technology Services Solutions Center provides direct support for development and management of applications, features and services of the USA.gov portal and facilitates contracts that support USA.gov web operations. Operations are focused around the following primary elements:
Support for USA.gov Portal – Continuing operations and support for the USA.gov portal including application development, integration with other applications, infrastructure and hosting operations. The Division also manages a search program for USA.gov and its related web sites that is also offered to other government websites under an affiliate program.
Providing Security Services for USA.gov Programs – Continuing operations and support for the USA.gov security services including investigation, analysis, and documentation in support of certification and accreditation activities; day-to-day security oversight; and continuous updates to the USA.gov infrastructure to respond to emerging threats.
Leadership – Developing applications, features and services for USA.gov and sharing best practices with other e-government initiatives. The Division shares its expertise with other agencies and EGov initiatives in order to encourage their development using industry best practices related to application development, cloud hosting, security and other related practices.
USA.gov Search Services
Delivering search results on more than 1,500 websites across federal, state, and local government, USASearch enables the public to quickly find and use the information they need. With 24 million searches each month, USASearch is powering the search box on some of the most popular websites in government, including NASA.gov, SocialSecurity.gov, USA.gov, USCIS.gov, and WhiteHouse.gov.
It’s so easy to take for granted. You go to a website, enter keywords in the search box, and find the results you’re looking for. But imagine the cost and time involved if every government agency and website had to acquire and run its own search engine.
USASearch takes that burden off agencies’ hands. It is a commercial-grade service that gives the public a great search experience on government websites. And, by using free or low-cost commercial APIs and open source software, OCSIT currently provides USASearch free to federal, state, and local agencies.