Politics: Science, technology site gets award
Washington, DC —
U.S. House Committee on Science and Technology
received recognition for designing and maintaining one of the best Congressional Committee Web sites on Capitol Hill. The site
Congressional Management Foundation (CMF)
, the group’s highest available recognition, the Golden Mouse Award, for Web site excellence in 2007 and 2006.
Top-level pull-down menus on the site include: About us, subcommittees, legislation, events and investigations, tracking R&D funding, press room, hearings and publications, for members and citizens, and comment online. A recent posting included a commitment to “work to strengthen federal commitment to science and math education, research.”
CMF rates sites on audience, content, usability, interactivity, and innovation CMF is a non-profit, non-partisan management consulting and research organization dedicated to promoting a more effective Congress. The group annually reviews and rates Congressional Web sites, said a press release posted on the committee’s site. Of 68 U.S. congressional committee Web sites evaluated, the House Science and Technology Committee is among five to receive a Golden Mouse Award, the statement said.
“ In this era of technology and communication , it is crucial that we provide the public with constant updates on Committee activity,” said Bart Gordon (D-TN), committee chairman. “Our site has grown to become a key tool for recording, maintaining and distributing committee information.”
CMF cited depth of information, consistent look and feel, and features such as a site map and sorting capabilities for most of its documents, “above and beyond what is standard practice on Capitol Hill.”
Congressional Management Foundation provides more information about the Jan. 14 Mouse Award announcement
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