Here are links to some more useful databases of federal information that are now just a mouse-click away:

Federal contractor misconduct database. The government awards contracts to companies with histories of misconduct such as contract fraud and environmental, ethics, and labor violations. In the absence of a centralized federal database listing instances of misconduct, the Project On Government Oversight (POGO) is providing the information in this database.

Federal Reserve Economic Data (FRED). FRED is a database of more than 13,000 U.S. economic time series. More than 11,000 data series have been added to the regional data category in the database, including labor force and unemployment rate time series for every state, county, and metropolitan statistical area (MSA) in the U.S. Also see the new data-mapping tool called GEOFRED, which displays color-coded data on the state, MSA, and county levels.