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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


NASA scientists synthesize space station environment using 3-D collaboration


Making NT secure is possible


Interior chooses a vendor for its royalty program


Global Air Force depends on IT


Smart Ship inquiry a go


As part of overhaul, Pentagon to get ATM backbone


The latest monitors are well-priced sites for sore eyes


DESKTOP COMPUTING


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


Army finishes tests on two combat notebooks


GAO exec: Feds must get it together on 2000


This Exchange preps you for next year's OS


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


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


AF test ranges fall behind in date code work


Toll-quality voice is now a measurable specification


Another View | Agencies must begin planning for FTS 2001


Adobe improves on an already good thing with Photoshop 5.0


Agriculture: Paychecks will get doled out come 2000


Enterprise distribution send client apps over the Net


Octane graphics unit has a full tank


Informix Software sees Linux going enterprisewide


GSA sustains Boeing protest of Seat Management awards


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


Agencies, find ways to lower buying costs


HP gives 2000-ready upgrades


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


PROFESSIONAL CALENDAR


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


Among 19-inch monitors, three perform as champs


LETTERS TO THE EDITOR


Postal worker tries on IT hat


New Communication Products


AF unit gets long-awaited mobile access to manuals


CAD use helps AF bodybuild


Call it a comeback for 2000 crackerjack


Emergency funding for 2000 remains uncertain


Users get best of two OSes on a Power Mac G3


Notebook PC power boosts silently lap those of desktop PCs


Programmers say knowing process is fundamental to their art


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


House report rebukes HHS, Treasury on year 2000


Will ODIN give the Macs at NASA another nudge?


Beat the Clock


SNEAKER


Microsoft will beef up product security for feds


IRS awards contract to develop public-key infrastructure


Breaking News | NSA outsources IT work | GCN


New modules diversify use of network simulator for engineers and planners


Transportation funds date code repairs for state systems


BRIEFING BOOK


Maryland vendor sets up routers for network managers to test drive


Koskinen stands out


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


Air Force uses network system for flight operations


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


Clarification


Cost overruns suspend Smart Ship installation


Graphics systems tackle visual workload


New England air traffic control systems crash


Bringing high tech to the seas proves a tough challenge


Minor tweaking will correct some monitor ailments