Busy, busy, busy are the toiling minions serving the ever-growing Googleplex and now they have come up with some more information goodness to lighten our research loads. The Google U.S. Government Search Page has two parts: front and center you will find a search box that limits your search to "Search Government Sites" below which you will find a customizable feed of news about the US government.
While savvy Google users have long known how limit a google search to government sites by adding the modifier site:gov this new service does more. According to the Google FAQ: "The Google U.S. Government Search index includes U.S. federal, state and local sites with domains such as .gov, .mil as well as select government sites with .com, .us, and .edu domains (eg. .usps.com, .ca.us and ndu.edu"
Being able to customize the U.S. Government search page requires the user to have a Google Account. Customization options includes adding and deleting not just news feeds but any other RSS feed of interest (including the ZiefBrief, if you are so inclined). Just click on the Add Content link in the upper left-hand corner of the search page, scroll down to the search box at the bottom of the column that opens up, and type in the url of the source you want to add (in the case of the ZiefBrief that would be http://ziefbrief.typepad.com/ziefbrief/).
Thanks to digg.com for passing this info. nugget along.