Continue FirstGov, Katzen urges

Continue FirstGov, Katzen urges

By Dawn S. Onley

GCN Staff

JAN. 19—The outgoing deputy director of the Office of Management and Budget today urged career federal employees to forge ahead with the FirstGov.gov search portal that provides a wide range of government information online.

At an executive forum sponsored by GCN and sister publication Washington Technology at the National Press Club, Sally Katzen told agency and industry leaders that FirstGov is an interagency success story.

The General Services Administration was honored at the luncheon for creating the Web portal last year.

'Sell this, tell our worthy successors how important this is'' to improving citizen access to government information and services, Katzen said.

G. Martin Wagner, GSA associate administrator for governmentwide policy, said that 'not many big, transformational, crossgovernment projects will you get Sally Katzen beating up on the Defense Department, tin cup in hand'' as she did to support FirstGov.

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