Learn about Search.gov, the government search engine used on thousands of federal websites.
Search.gov makes it easier for people to find the information they need from federal websites. As the search engine used by more than 2,000 federal websites, Search.gov supports more than 300 million searches a year.
Search.gov shares its history with USA.gov, beginning when internet entrepreneur Eric Brewer donated a powerful search engine to the government. In 2000, USA.gov, at the time named FirstGov.gov, debuted. It featured a search box that allowed users to search across government websites. In 2010, Search.gov expanded to serve agencies throughout the U.S. government.
Visit Search.gov to learn how it helps agencies connect with the people they serve.
LAST UPDATED: June 15, 2023