GSA Introduces Tutorials for Online Government Services on USA.gov
December 4, 2007
Contact: Lindsey Willis, (202) 501-1231
WASHINGTON — Nine online tutorials launched today on USA.gov, courtesy of the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA), with each tool specifically designed to teach visitors how to access government information and services on the Internet and how to accomplish their government business.
The free, online tutorials are available in Flash and text-based versions with each tutorial lasting just a few minutes. Each also displays a series of screenshots of USA.gov and other government Web sites in use with appropriate voice narration. Among available tutorials:
• Get It Done Online with Government – instruction on how to complete government tasks online;
• Shop Government Auctions and Sales – directions on shopping for real estate, cars, gifts, and other items available from government auctions or stores;
• Find Government Benefits and Grants – information on finding government money available through benefits, grants, loans, and financial aid;
• Locate In-Person Government Services Near You – instructions on finding contact information for local government offices; and
• Search Government Using USA Search – ways of using the search function to find information from government Web sites.
All available tutorials can be found on http://www.usa.gov/About/tutorials/index.shtml.
Founded in 1949, GSA serves as a centralized procurement and property management agency for the federal government. GSA manages more than one-fourth of the government’s total procurement dollars and influences the management of $500 billion in federal assets, including 8,600 government-owned or leased buildings and 208,000 vehicles. GSA helps preserve our past and define our future, as a steward of more than 425 historic properties, and as manager of USA.gov, the official portal to federal government information and services. GSA’s mission to provide superior workplaces, expert technology solutions, acquisition services, purchasing and E-Gov travel solutions and management policies, at best value, allows federal agencies to focus on their core missions.
Did You Know? USA.gov had 222 million citizen contacts in fiscal year 2007.