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October 20, 1999 -- Sixteen federal Web sites have been selected as the 1999 winners of the Best Feds on the Web competition sponsored by, the daily Web publication of Government Executive magazine.

The winners are:

The United States Mint
U.S. Census Bureau
Federal Resources for Educational Excellence (Education Department)
Voice of America (Chemical Safety Board)
National Biological Information Infrastructure (U.S. Geological Survey)
Bureau of Consular Affairs (State Department)
Small Business Administration
Bureau of the Public Debt
Unicor (Federal Prison Industries)
Military Acclimate (Defense Department)
Energy Information Administration
National Finance Center (Agriculture Department)
National Business Center (Interior Department)
VA Healthcare Network Upstate New York
Computer Retrieval of Information on Scientific Projects (National Institutes of Health)

Winners of the third annual Best Feds on the Web competition were chosen from 120 nominations received from federal webmasters, site customers, and other interested parties. The winning sites demonstrated their ability to:

  • Provide excellent service to the public by having a well-designed site that includes a large amount of useful information
  • Use the Web to improve business practices in their agency or across government
  • Make use of new technologies that other federal sites should consider emulating.

Government Executive is a monthly business magazine serving senior executives and managers in the federal government's departments and agencies.

For more information, contact:
Tom Shoop, Executive Editor