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08/24/1998

Volume 17 Issue 22 August 24 1998


GCN_News

The coming release of OS/390 will bear a heavy resemblance to Unix


Feds give 50 surplus computers to kids


Transportation awards five contracts to bolster infrastructure protection


LETTERS TO THE EDITOR


Fast installation, sharp OCR accuracy make scanner a good buy


PRODUCT PREFERENCE SURVEY


PROFESSIONAL CALENDAR


Come 2000, will Chicken Little be peeping or will he be squawking?


Navy enlists tool to amass disparate electronic documents


Senate bill would give GPO new name, power over govt. data


Software foils floppy-disk file fluster


NOAA site holds natural data


Despite weak video controller, monitor delivers room with view


NIH finds power in numbers


AF sees push-pull apps as threat and keeps ban


Risk Manager can assess an agency's year 2000 preparedness and survivalchances


USPS awards date code verification contracts to the tune of $10 million


FTS takes command of federal security hotline


DOD revs simulation models


This suite tool makes it a snap to prepare glitzy presentations


FAA faces congressional criticism on status of agency's date code fixes


Diskeeper cuts backup time for network at Sandia labs


Workers at GSA come one step closer to new, agencywide e-mail


Sun pushes parity pricing with vendors


Navy to build net infrastructure in Tidewater area


Agency vows to be 2000-ready


Gore proposes an Electronic Bill of Rights to protect the privacy of personal data


Cohen: Fix date code or I'll halt new app efforts


Banyan Vines networks flourish in federal gardens


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NASA network blasts off with Fast Ethernet


Lawyers pay close attention to IT happenings


Bullish on reforms


Senate committee OKs bill requiring online forms


Tight-lipped Justice starts hardware, software rollout of JCON II


HP touts VirtualVault as the EC platform for feds


Services try out cargo ID technology that would boost logistics operations


State Web site gathers tips on embassy blasts


Government buying is moving, shaking


Packages help create art for Web pages


Graphics software


DOD COMPUTINGBRIEFING BOOK


Site licenses change way agencies buy, use software


Agencies face winding road to EC, digital signatures


High-end desktop tool is low on accurate feedback


Dog tags get digital test drive


DOD questions House's final '99 authorization bill


Truly interactive Web sites might soon be a government staple


Feds plan Web


Web site matches workers with forgotten pensions


TECH REFRESH


IRS commissioner forms systems modernization posse


Micron plans federal PC leasing, disposal deal


Compaq rolls out WBEM software


GCN


CORRECTIONS


VA extends an HR systems hand to other agencies


VA simplifies veterans' hunt for benefit information


GSA sets up Office of Smart Card Initiatives


LAB NOTES