And another thing ...

TRIPLE THREAT. With Personal Identity Verification cards being distributed, government employees now get to carry another bad picture of themselves, along with the always-reliable driver's licenses and passports. 'Oh, that's not a bad picture,' one woman said to another last week, as they stood on a train platform in Maryland comparing cards. But since it was still dark out, she held it up to the light, and corrected herself. 'Well, actually, you look angry in this picture. It's an angry picture.'

MANAGEMENT, CASE MANAGEMENT. EMC Corp. has figured a way to up the ante for a seminar it's holding later this month on collaborative case management. After a one-hour seminar, starting at 8 a.m., attendees get to spend the rest of the morning at a private screening of 'Casino Royale,' the new James Bond movie. A great idea for attracting guests, but if the movie's good, how much will they remember from the seminar?

ON AN HONOR ROLL. The Library of Congress' site, at http://thomas.loc.gov/, recently took home its second straight Outstanding Website award from the Web Marketing Association. The site offers everything from multimedia presentations, to pages for kids, to virtual tours of library exhibitions to THOMAS, which updates the goings-on in Congress. Meanwhile, two IT leaders at the Defense Information Systems Agency were among the winners of this year's Presidential Rank Awards. Rebecca Harris, who led the transformation of DISA's engineering processes in line with DOD's net-centric warfare approach, and Alfred Rivera, who restructured Defense's data center operations and combat support computing, were honored with Meritorious Executive awards. Recognition well deserved.

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