For the past three years, Government Computing News has published a list of top ten public sector websites, and this year Recovery.gov made the cut.
Sites were evaluated based on ease of navigation and access to information. Notable this year, open government and transparency issues were significant drivers for the design of public-sector sites and played a large role in GCN’s choice. Social media and video usage, mapping and graphics, advanced search capabilities, and data visualization were other important judging criteria.
GCN described Recovery.gov as "…a well-defined website that uses interactive mapping to present information in an accessible and informative way. Its data visualization features bring dry statistics to life."