The Department of Housing and Urban Development garnered more awards than any other single federal agency at the recent E-Gov 2000 Conference held July 11-12 at the Washington Convention Center.
E-Gov stands for electronic government. It means providing services to citizens online.
MIT's E-Citizen Services Award
HUD's Homes and Communities website received the first E-Citizen Services Award, presented by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The award honors federal, state, and local governments from both the U.S. and Canada that are leaders and innovators in using the Internet to deliver services to citizens.
Nominations for this award were judged by a panel of high ranking officials from the academic, public and private sectors. Four winners were announced, one for each level of government plus one for an innovative prototype application. HUD received the award for the federal level. The criteria used to determine the winners included: * Vivid depiction of a creative, innovative vision of government made more accessible, responsive and efficient; * Utilization of web technologies in ways that support and reflect user-centered, citizen-oriented government organizations; * Information architecture and site functionality that is simple to use, intuitive, easy to navigate, rapid and reliable.
E-Gov's Pioneer Award
The Public and Indian Housing Information Center (PIC) developed by the Office of Public and Indian Housing (PIH) and the Financial Assessment System developed by the Real Estate Assessment Center (REAC) each received E-Gov's prestigious Pioneer Award. Twenty Pioneer Award winners were selected for breaking new ground in using the Internet to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of government.
E-Gov Trail Blazers
The Office of General Counsel's E-FOIA Initiatives and REAC's National Physical Inspection System were cited as E-Gov Trail Blazers.