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Search.gov can help you comply with the following laws and policies.
- P.L. 115-336: 21st Century Integrated Digital Experience Act
- Section 3(a)(4) – New websites and digital services must have a search function that allows the public to easily discover public information. This section is often interpreted broadly as also requiring good technical SEO (search engine optimization) practices, to support the search process.
- OMB M-17-06: Policies for Federal Agency Public Websites and Digital Services
- Section 3.A. – Public websites must have a search function.
- Section 9.D. – Federal websites must use
.miltop-level domains. Any domains in a different top-level domain must be approved for use by the agency’s CIO and registered with the Search.gov list of non-governmental domains.
- OMB M-22-09: Federal Zero Trust Strategy
- 44 USC Section 3501 204: Federal Internet Portal
- Section (a)(2)(B) – Online government information and services should be accessible from a single point.
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