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New LMGT Bill seeks to force government to use internet for searches

A new bill has been introduced to congress that will force government to take most of their searches to the internet instead of the expensive NTIS system

| Internet & Websites News | Posted: Apr 12, 2014 3:35 am

A new bill is making its rounds on capitol hill that aims to change the way congress and other government employees search for information. The new Let Me Google That For You Act (No joking here), was introduced by Senators Tom Coburn (R-OK) and Claire McCaskill (D-MO) and aims to make the internet the governments number one search tool when researching information.

 

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At the moment the government utilize a search tool named "The National Technical Information Service (NTIS), and it is quickly becoming outdated and less relevant by the Internet. Queries to the NTIS system cost taxpayers a minimum of $100 per search and that adds up to tens of thousands of dollars every day. If the bill passes, NTIS will cease to exist and will force government workers to use the internet (much cheaper) for their searches, and that saves everyone a ton of money.

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