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HUD Walks Away from E-Gov
Conference with Armful of Awards

Housing and Urban Development may have to build a trophy room for its many website awards. The agency's main Homes and Communities website received the first E-Citizen Services Award from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. And other awards just kept coming.

Two Federal Libraries Share Award
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Central Library shared the Library of the Year award with the Los Alamos National Laboratory Research Library. The NOAA Library organized over 500 NOAA websites under one locator and created a digital image library of meteorological images from the 1800s to the 1950s. Los Alamos collaborated to develop a browsable interface for categorizing its science and technology Web resources to create the foundation for an Internet portal.

GEICO Announces 1999 Public Service Award Winners

Magazine Team Gets a Hammer Award
Access America Online Magazine team received Vice President Gore's Hammer Award on October 4, 1999.

PulseNet Wins Innovations in American Government Award
PulseNet, 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.

New Immigration History Webpage Gets Award
Are you interested in finding out more about your family's history? Millions of Americans trace their history to an immigrant. Turn to the recently-redesigned Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) website. Its History, Genealogy and Education page received a Family History Favorite Award in September from " Daily News."'s Best Feds on the Web '99
It's not enough to have "a pretty face and great links" to qualify as a top federal Web site, says "Technological know-how and customer service are what really counts." Congratulations to the 16

The Médaille d'Or for Web Site Excellence
Access America Online Magazine With the resources of the US Government and the push of Al Gore behind it, this ought to be a high quality site: and it is. The subject matter concerns includes many aspects of electronic government, with highlights of and links to federal, state, and local government delivering services online.

Last Minute Tips for Applying for Innovations in American Government Award
The Consumer Product Safety Commission, one of three 1998 federal winners of the Innovations in American Government Award , offers tips on the Federal Communicators Network website on how to apply for the prestigious program. The deadline for the 2000 Innovations in American Government awards competition is Monday, January 10, 2000 for paper submissions and Monday, January 17, 2000, for electronically submitted applications.

GovExec.Com: Real World Results
The 19 programs selected for Government Executive's 1998 Government Technology Leadership Award are effective for government, consumers, industry, and taxpayers. Access America Online Magazine salutes the winners.

Gore Received Education Award for Information Technology
In 1998, the Toshiba America Leadership Award for Education went to the Vice President. "No national leader has articulated a role for information technology in educating America's children better than Vice President Gore," according to the Innovation Network.

Navy's Technology Transfer Program Wins 1998 $100,000 Innovations in American Government Award
The Navy's Best Manufacturing Practices (BMP) database now contains over 3,000 validated, cutting-edge developments in the manufacturing sector that are available for adoption by other U.S. industries. Sponsored by the Office of Naval Research (a reinvention lab), this BMP program has saved American industry more than $6.1 billion. Now it's one of three federal reinvention efforts to win the 1998 Innovations in American Government Award.

Government Executive's 1997 Government Technology Leadership Awards
This awards program selected 22 outstanding IT projects out of 187 nominations. As one example, the Immigration and Naturalization Service's Automated Fingerprint Identification System (IDENT) led to the apprehension, identification, and return of almost one million illegal immigrants who entered the United States repeatedly. Government Executive will announce 1998 winners in December.

Award Winning IT Solutions

Prior to investing precious information technology dollars in a new initiative, each government should identify what has been tried in the past, what works and what doesn't. If you have ever tried to identify successful practices in a specific area, you know that the task can be frustrating. The General Services Administration's Office of Intergovernmental Solutions has created an online compendium of information technology practices that have been judged by various IT organizations and associations as successful. Categorized by both level of government and functional area, this one-stop shop can save its users valuable time.

Award Winners:
Intergovernmental Awards
GII Awards: 1997 1996 1995
Intergovernmental Open Systems Solutions Awards

International Awards
Computerworld Smithsonian Awards
Computerworld Smithsonian Awards, 1998 Innovation Network
Government Computing Innovation Awards, (UK)
Society of Information Technology Management, SOCITM (UK)
The European IT Prize Winners
The Global Bangemann Challenge

Awards to Federal Programs
Association for Federal Information Resources Management
1,000 by the Year 2000 IRM Certificate Graduates, 1997
Federal Computer Week, 1998 Eagle Awards
Federal Computer Week, 1998 Federal 100 Award Winners
Federal Technology Leadership Awards, 1996 and 1997
Industry Advisory Council Awards
Innovations in American Government
National Performance Review, Hammer Awards
National Science Foundation, The Directorate for Computer and
 Information Science -- Summary of Awards

Trail Boss of the Year, 1998 Awards

Awards to State and Local Government Programs
1997 Best of the Web Winners, Government Technology
Innovations in American Government Awards
National Association of State Purchasing Officials (NASPO),
  1997 Cronin Club Awards

National League of Cities Innovations Awards
Federal Technology Leadership Awards - 1996
U.S. Conference of Mayors Awards

Award Winners by Category:
Health and Social Services
Law Enforcement
Money Matters

Access America E-Gov E-Zine Partners
Chief Information Officers Council
National Partnership for Reinventing Government
Federal Communicators Network