HUD Walks Away from
E-Gov Conference with Armful of Awards
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.
for electronic government. It means providing services to citizens
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.
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.
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.
of General Counsel's E-FOIA Initiatives and REAC's National Physical
Inspection System were cited as E-Gov Trail Blazers.
Conference's E-Pioneer Awards 2000