A lot of US government information is freely available and searchable on the web. Using Google is pretty effective using the site limiter with your term. Just type, for example:
This will find any url ending in .gov with biosurveillance in the text.
.gov is used by some cities, counties, states and federal government entities use: there are, or course, other urls that may be relevant, such as .tx.us or .org or .mil. Then just modify the search for these endings.
This type of search can also be used to search the longer url:
- Defense Department info is site:.defense.gov or site:.dod.gov (both are used)
- French government documents can be found with site:.gouv.fr while Spanish government documents are site:.gob.es
The convention is not universal but it can help locate and narrow information down government information. State government sites may have various url syntaxes that need to be taken into account: