Popular White House Web site has a new face

Popular White House Web site has a new face

Job is finished in time for administration to announce plans to create FirstGov federal portal

By Christopher J. Dorobek

GCN Staff

Six years after posting the first White House Web site, the Clinton administration has given the site a face-lift.

One of the most popular sites on the Internet, www.whitehouse.gov logs more than 1.2 million hits a week, administration officials said.

The overhauled site has a new design and user-friendly features for quicker and easier access to the information and services the White House offers, White House spokesman Mark Kitchens said.

The Clinton administration has redesigned the White House's Web site, at www.whitehouse.gov.

A new Web site, www.workers.gov, connects citizens to more than 1,000 federal, state and local government resources for workers.

The content is essentially the same, but some of the features have been improved, he said.

One for all

CTG Inc. of Washington did the redesign, which the White House unveiled days after announcing its plans for a governmentwide portal, FirstGov [GCN, July 10, Page 70].

Meanwhile, the National Partnership for Reinventing Government has launched a Web site that links government services from a number of agencies for a specific audience.

The Web site, www.workers.gov, connects the public to more than 1,000 federal, state and local government resources for workers.

'We are working hard to bring consolidated customer service to citizens through the Internet and provide the information workers want to have in the new digital economy,' Vice President Gore said. 'Workers.gov is a unique gateway into a universe of resources, putting government at the fingertips of American workers.'

The site is divided into nine categories: jobs, learning, family and health, housing and transportation, rights and protections, disabilities resources, money management, citizenship, and recreation and travel.

The administration previously launched sites directed at students, www.students.gov, and at senior citizens, www.seniors.gov [GCN, April 5, 1999, Page 11].

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