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What Is a Hammer Award?

(Updated 11/04/99)
The Hammer Award is presented to teams of federal employees who have made significant contributions in support of reinventing government principles.

The Award is the Vice President's answer to yesterday's government and its $400 hammer. Fittingly, the award consists of a $6.00 hammer, a ribbon, and a note from Vice President Gore, all in an aluminum frame. More than 1,200 Hammer Awards have been presented to teams comprised of federal employees, state and local employees, and citizens who are working to build a better government.

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