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09/07/1998

Volume 17 Issue 24 September 7 1998


GCN_News

Services agree on a proposal for modeling architecture


HCFA develops draft standards for protecting privacy of medical data


Theorizing atoms as a computing tool is like taking a quantum leap


GAO: Sloppy oversight lessens accuracy of spending data


VA expects to meet March year 2000 deadline


Database update | BUYERS GUIDE


Work begins on Government Computer-Based Patient Record


We must have laws for lawyer-client e-mailing


Treasury creates site on the Web for selling bonds


AID awards contracts for global PC upgrades


Marines put big plans online


Dodd, FTC team win honors from peers for superior IT achievements


Ethernet switch and router competition intensifies


New NOAA system will act as backup satellite data server


American Mobile adds security to federal satellite telephone service


Using electronic agents as eyes and ears keeps the furry one keyed up


GSA targets small businesses


Get systems secure


DOD COMPUTINGBRIEFING BOOK


FlowCharter 7's templates ease chart-building


Air Force installs servers for top-secret DMS mail


Defense rethinks Y2K strategy


LETTERS TO THE EDITOR


Application service assurance suites have a multitude of tools for various networks


Travelers can tap the Web while away


VBA puts class on CD-ROMs


Micron bests Dell on PC sales through Air Force BPAs


450-MHz Pentium II appears in PCs, servers for a price premium


Postal Service sets a new systems course with first CIO at the helm


Lee says she'll continue on reform path


Directive will help shore up security, experts say


Bombings keep security hot topic


Internet will treat you to cool info along the way of your research


Panafax UF-770i suffers from difficult installation routines


PROFESSIONAL CALENDAR


TECH REFRESH


IT workers view 2000 through rose-colored glasses


Feds find uses for cameras, scanners


MathSoft boosts reporting feature of latest MathCAD


70 CPUs add up to big power


Army Corps of Engineers keeps tabs on data use


Here's how, where and why the 56K Faxmodem hits top speed| GCN


LAB NOTES


Many PC apps with two-digit year codes are fine, consultant says


FAA seeks budgetary nod to switch e-mail systems


Through cross-servicing effort, VA will handle GAO's data processing


Fibre Channel products prove interoperability


Patent office will offer online access to millions of documents


Defense IG calls DISA's date code work on mainframes inadequate


The Air Force vows to be 2000-ready, on time


Breaking News Daily


USPS will use a PKI to manage electronic postage


Lucent lets you order and buy phones online


Silicon Graphics bets future on Irix, NT


Dell 400-MHz Pentium II has an edge


Donahue: Air Force is damaging its own nets


DOD seeks way to buy software enterprisewide


GCN test: Agencies vary in handling of online queries