Reduced unnecessary duplication

Department of Energy/Improving the Development and Use of Categorical Exclusions

Between 2009 and 2011, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) implemented a series of related reforms to enhance the transparency and effectiveness of its use of categorical exclusions to comply with the National Environmental … View more

Department of Health and Human Services/HealthData.Gov

The HHS website, HealthData.Gov located at non-federal data into the website.  The HHS data site is unlike a number of other federal databases established pursuant to the President’s Open Government Initiative.  More specifically, other … View more

Department of Veterans Affairs/Operational Management Review Process

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) established an Operational Management Review (OMR) process in 2009.  The OMR process, overseen by the Enterprise Program Management Office within the Office of Policy and Planning is used … View more

Census Bureau/Mobile Applications


The U.S. Census Bureau released its first-ever mobile application, “America’s Economy,” which provides constantly updated statistics on the U.S. economy, including monthly economic indicators, trends, along with a schedule of upcoming announcements. The app … View more

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Success Stories Defined

Agency officials have submitted their success stories in response to a Model A survey requesting innovative ideas that meet the some or all of the following criteria:

-Degree of Innovation
-Cost Savings to the Government and/or the Public
-Ability to Replicate Project or Initiative at other Agencies
-Reduction of Unnecessary Duplication
-Customer Service
-Streamlining or Enhancing Public Participation in the Regulatory Process

These submissions will also be submitted to our esteemed judges for the Annual Walter Gellhorn Innovation Award.

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