Federal Gateway...America’s One-stop Resource For Government Information!

Been confused by the Internet’s hundreds of individual Federal, State, and Local Government locations--with their own unique addresses and formats? Federal Gateway is a new Web breakthrough that consolidates all these agencies into one Internet site thereby greatly simplifying the task of acquiring United States Federal, State, and Local Government information--and its FREE!

Federal Gateway addresses the two main difficulties in finding government information--locating the agency (ies) that has it and then searching through what could be a massive site (s) to find your data.

The frustrations of endless “matches” and other search engine ambiguities are replaced by a focused search technique that helps you ask the right questions. We pre-search what you might be looking for in order to your stay as convenient as possible. Our motto is--Don’t search, FOCUS!

Federal Gateway simplifies when you need directions and offers clear options when you want information.

Try it...the entire official United States Government is here.  Begin with the Agency Index at your left and click on an area of interest...WELCOME!

Federal Gateway is operated by the Small Business Contracts Council, Inc. (a Not-For-Profit Corporation), 7303 Eden Brook Drive, Columbia, MD 21046 - Telephone:  (410) 312-7444.  This Internet site began in 1997 with the intention of informing the general public about the United States Government.  Federal Gateway is offered at no cost to anyone that wishes to properly use this site.

About Security

Unauthorized use, tampering with or modification of this system -- or its supporting hardware or software -- may violate federal or other statutes and may subject the violator to criminal and civil penalties. In the event of unauthorized intrusion, all relevant information regarding possible violation of law may be provided to law enforcement officials.


The SBCC, Inc. is eager to hear from any copyright owners who are not properly identified on this Web site so that appropriate information may be provided in the future.


Help Navigating The Federal Gateway to top

Browsing the Agency Index:

  1. When you click on the agency or department (left side of the screen - blue background) the  Agency Index will expand to display the topics describing that particular organization. The agency or department name will be bold yellow type and the listing beneath it will be the white type--these are the active links that list the information for this site.
  2. Click on the red up-arrows [] within longer documents when you wish to return to the top.
  3. To collapse the Agency Index (so you can see the entire contents), you may either click
    the down-arrow to the left of the yellow agency name, OR scroll to the top of the Agency Index and click condense list.

Federal Gateway Excellence Awards to top

Nominations are welcomed from visitors, webmasters, and sight operators. Only a few superior sites will be chosen from time to time--allow two weeks for a successful response. E-mail nominations to webmaster@fedgate.org.

How Sites are Chosen
A totality of factors are weighed. However, content, appearance, and simplicity are at the center of the evaluation. In short, the site has to be meaningful and hopefully will advance the subject or subjects it addresses. The subject matter has to be in the civic, government informational, or similar topical realm. No incomplete locations will be evaluated and there is no cost for a review of a site.

Linking to Us to top

We invite links from quality civic and government information sites. If you wish to link to our site, we encourage you to use our logo. To add our logo to your Web site, please put the following HTML code in your document rather than downloading our jpeg (this helps protect our copyright on our logo). Here's the code that you should include in the place that you wish for our logo and link to appear:

<A HREF="http://www.fedgate.org/">
<IMG SRC="http://www.fedgate.org/logos/fedgate_mini2.jpg" 
ALT="Federal Gateway" BORDER=0"></A>

Terms of Use to top

Welcome to fedgate.org. You may use the site content for personal, noncommercial uses only. If a personal copy(ies) is/are made it shall retain any Copyright or other notices contained in that content. You may not store or archive a significant portion of the content, or create a database using the content.

You will abide by all copyright notices and restrictions set forth on the site with respect to any of the content. Further, you may not use the content in any way that alters or interferes with appearance or format as created by us.

Disclaimer of Warranties:  Limitations of Liability

Our site and content offered on the site is provided on an “as is” basis. We make no warranty of any kind, whether expressed or implied, including without limitations, warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose, or warranties regarding the accuracy, availability, reliability or completeness of the content or any other service or product on or related to the site (including any outside resource to which the site may link). You agree to use our site, and reliance on any material contained in it, is at your sole risk.

This agreement shall be governed by the laws of the state of Maryland (U.S.A.) without regard to its conflict of laws previsions. Any action brought in connection with this agreement shall be filed in the county of Howard in the State of Maryland U.S.A..

You acknowledge and agree that any and all licensers of content to us are intended third-party beneficiaries under this agreement.

Disclaimer of Liability

With respect of documents and information on this server, neither the Small Business Contracts Council, Inc. nor their employees and contractors makes any warranty, expressed or implied, including the warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose with respect to documents available from this server.

Additionally, the Small Business Contracts Council, Inc. and their employees and contractors assume no legal liability for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information, apparatus, product, or process disclosed herein and do not represent that use of such information, apparatus, product or process would not infringe on the privately owned rights.

Some of the links and other directional information on this server will have you leaving our Web site. Realize that the Internet sites you may travel to are not under the control of the Small Business Contracts Council, Inc. Therefore, we cannot make any representation to you about these sites or their contents. Further, we cannot endorse or recommend such locations---we provide these links only with the thought that they may be a convenience to you.

Disclaimer of Endorsement

Reference herein to any specific commercial product, process, or service by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, or otherwise, does not necessarily constitute or imply its endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by the Small Business Contracts Council, Inc. or any of their employees or contractors.

Copyright Status

Documents available from this server may be protected under the U.S. and foreign Copyright laws. Permission to reproduce may be required.

Linking to us

We invite links to any and all of our Web pages. We'd appreciate it if you would notify us when you do create links to our pages, just so that we are aware of the other Internet resources that find us useful.

Contacting us to top

Questions, comments, feedback or suggestions? Contact us at webmaster@fedgate.org.