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ODEP News Release: [04/03/2007]
Contact Name: Jennifer Kaplan or Rick Manning
Phone Number: (202) 693-5052 or x4676
Release Number: 07-0503-NAT receives e-gov Institute’s Knowledge Management Award

Labor Department-sponsored site provides access to resources from 21 federal agencies

WASHINGTON —, a one-stop federal Web site for disability-related information and resources, has received the e-gov Institute's Knowledge Management Award for "delivering high value to citizens in a knowledge management solution." The team was honored at the Eighth Annual Knowledge Management Conference and Exhibition on April 4 at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center in Washington, D.C.

"With more than six million visitors to date and now averaging more than 5,000 each day, has become a vital public source for disability-related information," said W. Roy Grizzard, assistant secretary for disability employment policy at the U.S. Department of Labor. "This site represents a true success story in interagency partnership, with 21 federal agencies working together to maintain the quality and relevance of this valuable online resource."

Knowledge Management Awards recognize innovative knowledge management best practices in public sector organizations. Nominations are received from federal, state and local government organizations, as well from programs outside the United States. Winners are selected by a committee comprised of leaders from the public and private sectors who are actively engaged in knowledge management programs for government. is managed by the Labor Department's Office of Disability Employment Policy. The site is easy to navigate and organized by subject areas that include benefits, civil rights, community life, education, employment, health, housing, technology and transportation. offers a free subscription service allowing users to sign up to receive Connection, the site's quarterly newsletter, as well as e-mail alerts covering information tailored to individual interests. The site also features an online newsroom that contains news releases, links to research and statistics, and ready-to-publish news briefs and articles.

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