Walks Away from E-Gov
Conference with Armful of Awards
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.
Federal Libraries Share Award
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.
Announces 1999 Public Service Award Winners
Magazine Team Gets
a Hammer Award
America Online Magazine team received Vice President
Gore's Hammer Award on October 4, 1999.
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.
Immigration History Webpage Gets Award
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 "Ancestry.com Daily News."
Best Feds on the Web '99
not enough to have "a pretty face and great links" to qualify as
a top federal Web site, says GovExec.com. "Technological know-how
and customer service are what really counts." Congratulations to
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.
Minute Tips for Applying for Innovations in American Government
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.
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
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.
Technology Transfer Program Wins 1998 $100,000 Innovations in American
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.