Peers Recognize Web Sites as Best-in-Class
Web sites at NASA, U.S Department of Agriculture, and U.S Department of Health and Human Services were announced as winners of the second annual Government Web Managers Best Practices Peer Awards. The awards were announced at the Government Web Managers Workshop, co-sponsored by the U.S General Services Administration (GSA) in Washington, D.C. Government web managers around the country nominated 55 federal websites for this award.
The Interagency Web Content Managers Forum, a group of over 1,100 government web managers across the U.S., selected 11 finalists based on achievements in web content, design and usability, and performance measurements.
Martha Dorris, Deputy Associate Administrator for Citizen Services at GSA, points out, “The purpose of the awards is not to create competition – but to identify and recognize best practices and innovation that agencies can replicate so we improve all government websites.”
USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) and NASA won as Best Federal Websites in the General Audiences category. NASA’s Employee Orientation website and HHS’s Usability.gov won as Best Federal Websites for Specialized Audiences.
Janet Stevens, Director of Web Services at the Food Safety and Inspection Service said, “We are so honored to be recognized by other web managers, who really understand the challenges and opportunities we face in managing a government website for the American public.”