THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Vice President
VICE PRESIDENT UNVEILS NEWEST ON-LINE SERVICE FOR U.S. BUSINESSES Gore Says U.S. Business Advisor Key To Governing In Information Age
Vice President Gore today (2/13) unveiled the a new and improved "customer-designed" version of the U.S. Business Advisor. The "Advisor", which was first presented at the 1995 White House Conference on Small Business, underwent a six-month redesign that addressed the specific needs of the business community. The improved "Advisor" will provide users with one-stop electronic access to more than 60 different federal organizations that assist or regulate businesses.
This on-line service, which directly links American businesses with the federal government, was originally developed by the Vice President's National Performance Review in cooperation with federal agencies and the business community.
Today, at the annual convention of the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA) in Tyson's Corner, VA, the Vice President officially placed the new Advisor on the World Wide Web (http://www.business.gov).
"By employing state-of-the-art information technology, the Advisor is improving communication between American businesses and their government," the Vice President said. "Because this version was developed with the support of the business community, the Advisor serves our customers on their terms. Both Fortune 500 companies and start-up businesses will benefit from this improved service."
The Advisor provides an interactive environment where businesses can: file documents electronically with the government; retrieve documents, applications and other information; get answers to commonly asked questions; obtain names and contact numbers of business agencies; acquire news on specific business topics; and send feedback.
The improved version of the U.S. Business Advisor was unveiled today as the Vice President delivered the second of three speeches on technology and the future of America. The "Technology Trilogy" began Monday (2/12), in Baltimore, MD, where the Vice President spoke to the American Association for the Advancement of Science. The final speech is scheduled for tomorrow (2/14), in Philadelphia, PA, where the Vice President will visit the first programmable computer, also known as the ENIAC.