10 government websites worth visiting

These sites earned special recognition for their quality and innovation

Washington Technology's sister publication, Government Computer News picked these sites as the best among public sector websites. For more details on these sites see GCN's coverage.

BayBridge360.org
The site for the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge monitors traffic flow and earthquake activity.

California.gov
The state’s front door to all agency websites. Also features location-based search, social media and more.

Census.gov
A treasure trove of information about the changing population of the United States.

Cityofalbany.net
Oregon city answers the question of where your taxes get spent.

DisasterAssistance.gov
A one-stop shop for disaster victims to apply for federally funded assistance and access critical disaster information.

LouisvilleKy.gov:
A good indicator that municipalities are getting the message that public-sector websites need to be an intelligent browser of civic business.

Maine.gov
Conduct more business with your government online.

NASA.gov
Something for everybody – students, teacher, policy-makers, scientists and journalist – found in a media-rich fashion.

Recovery.gov
The comeback kid is now a well-defined website that uses interactive mapping to dry statistics to life.

WhiteHouse.gov
Powered by the open-source Drupal content management system, WhiteHouse.gov and the Obama administration are setting a template for transparency.

Sites picked by Washington Technology sister publication, Government Computer News.

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