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FirstGov Search Contract Awarded to AT&T, FAST Search and Transfer
Technology To Be Utilized
The new engine is set to debut April 1st. The contract is for one year,
with 4 one year options, is valued at $2 million per year. From the
article, "The General Services Administration today awarded AT&T Government
Markets of Washington a contract to replace FirstGov's search engine. AT&T
will use search technology from Fast Search and Transfer Inc. of Foster
City, Calif., to replace the Inktomi Inc. engine...GSA said use of Fast
Search and Transfer's (http://www.fastsearch.com) engine will expand the
number of sites FirstGov will be able to search beyond the 51 million
federal and state sites currently indexed and will let users search
Portable Document Format documents and databases."
See Also: FAST Powers the AllTheWeb Search Engine
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