VoxGov Federal is a platform built on the infrastructure of VoxGov's core product (Voxgov for Education). As such, this review focuses only on the distinct features of VoxGov Federal.
Unlike VoxGov Education, Federal does not offer a simple ("Google-like") search interface, but instead presents users with a full display of results and available filters under the rubric of "Due Diligence." Users may search and filter results by date, content type, source/agency, branch of government, political party, and demographics. Federal offers additional filters such as Code of Federal Regulation (CFR) citation and Regulatory Information Number. Federal also offers to filter results by "Mentions," including names of government agencies, national associations (such as the NRA), accounting and law firms, corporations and non-profits, and unions.
To further aid navigation, Federal allow users to filter results into four principal areas of the regulatory process: Due Diligence, Lawmaking, Rulemaking, and Compliance. The Due Diligence filter focuses the user's attention on the latest news and information related to compliance, legal oversight, and bureaucratic activities. The Lawmaking filter page provides access to all information related to members of Congress as well as the activities of government agencies. The Rulemaking section, meanwhile, appears to direct users to documentation and news that relates to all aspects of lawmaking and regulatory processes. The Compliance section features reports and documentation related to: Decisions, Opinions, and Orders as well as Directives (as identified by VoxGov Federal). Finally, users can browse by the "Trending" filter, that reveals the most popular: keywords, hashtags, names, organizations, and places.
As with Education, VoxGov Federal provides an array of tools to interpret and manage search findings. A particularly useful feature is the indexing of regulatory documents that allow users to see the relationships between proposed rules, supporting documentation, comments, and related agency documentation.
Finally, VoxGov Federal offers a "Trending" filter similar to VoxGov Education to show trending words, names, hashtags, organizations, and places.