Definitions for "GILS"
a system of hardware, software, and personnel devoted to making government information, especially web-based information, more easily accessible to the public through specialized indexing, shared subject terminology, and search engines
Government Information Locator Service. a decentralized collection of locators and associated information services used by the public either directly or through intermediaries to find public information throughout the U.S. Federal government.
Global Information Locator Service (formerly Government Information Locator Service), a metadata standard used by Federal and other governmental agencies. For more information, see the GILS Web site at