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Real-time RFPs. The Air Force's Electronic Systems Center has
completed an upgrade to HERBB, its World Wide Web page posting procurement information on
the Internet.


''HERBB is already the most heavily populated Web page of its kind in the Air
Force,''said Shawn Caldwell, HERBB program manager. ''Now, HERBB 2.0 allows distributed,
real-time publishing to the Web for requests for proposals and all other business
opportunity communications.''


ESC can now upload information directly to the HERBB site at http://herbb.hanscom.af.mil rather than pass it
through several conversion programs first. ESC used to have an overnight posting
turnaround.


HERBB 2.0 runs on Windows NT 3.51, and Microsoft Visual Basic code generates Hypertext
Markup Language code and populates a Microsoft Access database. To get the HERBB 2.0 code,
call Caldwell at 617-377-2626 or send him an e-mail message at aldwells@hanscom.af.mil.


A bit more gusto. Maj. Gen. David R. Gust is now a two-star.


Gust, program executive officer for intelligence and electronic warfare in the Army,
has served in the Army for more than three decades and has held numerous systems
management posts. He has been overseeing Army battlefield systems projects in his current
job since June 1995.


Lt. Gen. Otto J Guenther, director of Army information systems, command, control,
communications and computers, awarded Gust his second star in a November ceremony at Fort
Monmouth, N.J.


Let the Sun shine. If you need a Sun Microsystems Inc. product, check
out the Integrated Computer-Aided Systems Engineering contract.


I-CASE vendor Logicon Inc. of Torrance, Calif., this month modified the contract to
include Sun's entire product line. The product lines of Texas Instruments Inc., Oracle
Corp. and Informix Software Inc. of Menlo Park, Calif., already are available on the
contract.


Up the ladder. The Defense Information Systems Agency's Joanne Arnette
last month joined the ranks of the government's Senior Executive Service.


Arnette, deputy commander of DISA's Center for Computer Systems Engineering, oversees
implementation of IT systems approved for Defense Department use by DISA's Joint
Interoperability and Engineering Organization. She also is DISA's software executive.


Threats on display. Security-conscious feds might want to check out
the new exhibit at the National Security Agency's National Cryptologic Museum. The Fort
Meade, Md., museum last month unveiled ''Information Security for the Nation--Past,
Present and Future.'' For a preview, check out http://www.nas.gov.


--Vanessa Jo Grimm


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