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08/31/1998

Volume 17 Issue 23 August 31 1998


GCN_News

New 450-MHz chip gives some oomph to Compaq Deskpro EP


Satellite kit lets you create fly-over simulations in 3-D


Another View | Agencies must begin planning for FTS 2001


Octane graphics unit has a full tank


GSA sustains Boeing protest of Seat Management awards


CAD use helps AF bodybuild


Smart Ship inquiry a go


The latest monitors are well-priced sites for sore eyes


Agencies, find ways to lower buying costs


HP gives 2000-ready upgrades


LETTERS TO THE EDITOR


Emergency funding for 2000 remains uncertain


Programmers say knowing process is fundamental to their art


House report rebukes HHS, Treasury on year 2000


Adobe improves on an already good thing with Photoshop 5.0


Agriculture: Paychecks will get doled out come 2000


Among 19-inch monitors, three perform as champs


U.S. Transportation Command uses Web as a gateway to logistics data


Will ODIN give the Macs at NASA another nudge?


IRS awards contract to develop public-key infrastructure


Maryland vendor sets up routers for network managers to test drive


Air Force uses network system for flight operations


Graphics systems tackle visual workload


Interior chooses a vendor for its royalty program


As part of overhaul, Pentagon to get ATM backbone


@INFO.POLICY | Agencies ought to get on TRAC with their data


Squabbles over date code funding threaten fixes, year 2000 czar says


The Rat comes clean for past actions, but do not worry—words will flow


PROFESSIONAL CALENDAR


Call it a comeback for 2000 crackerjack


Users get best of two OSes on a Power Mac G3


Breaking News | NSA outsources IT work | GCN


BRIEFING BOOK


Making NT secure is possible


Global Air Force depends on IT


GAO exec: Feds must get it together on 2000


Informix Software sees Linux going enterprisewide


AF unit gets long-awaited mobile access to manuals


Microsoft will beef up product security for feds


Koskinen stands out


NOAA launches Web site displaying wacky goings on in world's weather


NASA scientists synthesize space station environment using 3-D collaboration


DESKTOP COMPUTING


Postal worker tries on IT hat


New Communication Products


SNEAKER


New modules diversify use of network simulator for engineers and planners


Transportation funds date code repairs for state systems


Clarification


Cost overruns suspend Smart Ship installation


Army finishes tests on two combat notebooks


This Exchange preps you for next year's OS


AF test ranges fall behind in date code work


Toll-quality voice is now a measurable specification


Enterprise distribution send client apps over the Net


Flat-panel monitor dips under $1,000 price barrier


NIST lists 15 algorithms to compete for standard


ZDS may be gone, but its PCs live on at several AF sites


For customizable apps, try getting vendors to take some of the risk


Notebook PC power boosts silently lap those of desktop PCs


Beat the Clock


Federal Contract Law - Let me put contract lingo into plain English for you


New England air traffic control systems crash


Bringing high tech to the seas proves a tough challenge


Minor tweaking will correct some monitor ailments