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Vice President Gore Announces Access America Online Magazine

For Immediate Release
March 9, 1999

Contact: Kelly Paisley
(202) 694-0051
John Robinson
(202) 694-0093

Washington, DC Vice President Gore announced today a new online magazine featuring stories about a rapidly growing electronic government. The new site, Access America Online Magazine, is found at http://www.accessamerica.gov.

"I am proud of how federal workers are using information technology to put American citizens in immediate touch with their government and its services," Vice President Gore said. "Information technology enables us to rethink and reinvent the way government works."

Vice President Gore's 1997 report, "Access America: Reengineering Through Information Technology," captured his vision of using information technology to deliver government services to Americans and to increase government productivity. Todayís announcement of the online magazine follows the recent announcements of Access America for Seniors and Access America for Students, the first two in a series of online services for citizen groups.

The new online magazine website, which began as a prototype last October, is organized around the 18 topics in the Access America report. Written in plain language ó another Gore program ó the new online magazine now has dozens of illustrated stories featuring federal, state, local, and intergovernmental websites and telecommunication initiatives. New stories are added every Monday. Stories include:

The online magazine is sponsored by the Government Information Technology Services Board in partnership with the National Partnership for Reinventing Government, the Chief Information Officers Council, and the Federal Communicators Network.

 

Note to government agencies: Send your stories or links to pat.wood@npr.gov or pat.smith@gsa.gov.

Access America Online Magazine Partners
Chief Information Officers Council
National Partnership for Reinventing Government
Federal Communicators Network

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