Wins Innovations in
American Government Award
the Centers for Disease Control's foodborne illness detection system,
was named one of 10 winners of the Innovations in American Government
Awards last month. PulseNet standardized the way labs trace bacteria,
and took the process a step further by digitizing the information
so that it can be shared electronically, similar to a bar code.
The program received a $100,000 award and recognition as one of
the nation's best examples of government performance.
Warehouse for Military Goods
a few clicks of the mouse, government agencies and eligible non-profit
groups can quickly locate surplus items from Defense that meet their
needs, and some users can electronically place an order. As a result,
more than $5 billion in excess and surplus property is being reused,
transferred or donated to customers who might otherwise have purchased
new items. This Hammer Award-winning web-based distribution system
was a finalist in the 1999 Innovations in American Government Awards
competition and took home $20,000.
Opens Doors to
Regulatory Hearings Via the Internet
Marketing Service's Internet Rulemaking for Organic Food Standards
program used the Internet to eliminate the voluminous paperwork,
procedure, and distance that shut most citizens out of regulatory
rulemaking. The agency made the entire process available on its
website. A "virtual reading room" replaced thousands of pages of
reference materials and reams of public meeting transcripts and
comments. The online process reaped a record-breaking 275,000 comments
on a proposed rule. The program received $20,000 as a finalist in
the 1999 Innovations in American Government Awards.
- Apply for $100,000 Award
reinventors, your innovative projects may be worthy of next year's
crop of Innovations in American Government Awards -- and big-time
cash prizes of $100,000! The deadline is Monday, January 10, 2000
for paper applications and Monday, January 17, 2000, for electronically
submitted applications. See the rules
and the previous winners.
2, No. 5, November 1, 1999
2, No. 4, October 25, 1999
2, No. 3, October 18, 1999
2, No. 2, October 11, 1999
2, No. 1, October 4, 1999