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Federal Register gets web facelift

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Monday marked the 75th anniversary of the law creating the Federal Register,  and the compilers of that bureaucratic bible celebrated with the launch of Federal Register 2.0, billed as a more user-friendly online prototype.

Surf  to the web site, and you’ll find the same scintillating potpourri of official notices, rule-making actions and presidential documents,  but in a new format that breaks down daily entries by “Money” “Environment,” and four other categories.

It also features a “What’s Hot” section and boasts  “improved search and navigation tools to guide readers to the most popular topics and relevant documents,” according to a news release from the Government Printing Office, which shares responsibility for the site with the National Archives’ Office of the Federal Register, or OFR.

“This is an example of how the legislative branch and executive branch work together to make government information available and easily accessible for the American people,” Public Printer Bob Tapella said in the release. “For 75 years, GPO has never missed a print deadline for the Federal Register and now we look forward to working with OFR to support Federal Register 2.0.”

Party on!

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