Online retail has been booming, with consumers flocking to the Internet to shop for almost anything. Online retail revenues in the U.S. would reach a projected $445 billion in 2017 and jump to $600 billion by 2020, according to a report FTI Consulting released last fall. The U.S. government has begun developing a program that would allow agencies to utilize e-commerce portals for purchases of COTS products. The program could impact e-commerce in two significant ways. First, it could provide a major boost to Internet marketing in general.