This portal project represented an entirely new venture for the U.S. federal government. It was created to cut across agency and departmental stovepipes, and to centralize the location for retrieval of government information and services. While a number of portal-type applications were developed under the National Performance Review, e.g., www.students.gov
, and www.workers.gov
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, FirstGov.gov represented a project on a much larger scale, with its scope being the entire federal government.