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December 15, 2011

FederalRegister.gov Honored for Innovation and Best Practices in Government

Washington, DC…The National Archives Office of the Federal Register and the U.S. Government Printing Office have been honored for innovation in creating FederalRegister.gov. 

The Administrative Conference of the United States (ACUS) recognized both agencies with the first-ever Walter Gellhorn Innovation Award and praised FederalRegister.gov for "demonstrating efficiency, enhancing customer service, increasing transparency, and streamlining the regulatory process." The ACUS recognizes innovation and best practices by Government agencies.

"The Federal Register is honored to receive the prestigious Gellhorn Innovation Award," said Director of the Federal Register Ray Mosley.  "We continue to be inspired to make government better."

"This award is a testament to the collaboration between the Government Printing Office and the Federal Register and our joint effort to lead the way in Government innovation," said Public Printer Bill Boarman. "FederalRegister.gov is an informative Web site and a great tool that Government agencies and the public can use to customize Federal Register content."

See more information on the award and ACUS. [http://www.acus.gov/best-practices/awards/walter-gellhorn-innovation-award-winner-office-of-the-federal-register/]

FederalRegister.gov is a user-friendly online version of the Federal Register. This daily journal of government provides the public with access to government information and federal regulations.  FederalRegister.gov features a layout that organizes the content by topics similar to a newspaper website.  The site displays individual sections for Money, Environment, World, Science and Technology, Business and Industry, and Health and Public Welfare. Improved search and navigation tools guide readers to the most popular topics and relevant documents.  Users can submit comments and stay connected through social media.

For more information on Federal Register publications, see www.ofr.gov. For more information about the National Archives, see www.archives.gov.

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