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10/26/1998

Volume 17 Issue 29 October 26 1998


GCN_News

TopTier Software's app server helps sift metadata


Online mandate passes


ENTERPRISE COMPUTING | Beat the Clock


Treasury shares lessons learned in FTS 2000 change


Scanners yield quality images at any cost


Former Microsoft contractor Ed Curry says that the company deliberately misledgovernment buyers


Try to give technology a human resource


EPA cures an unusual date problem by rewriting and upgrading software


COMMUNICATIONS | New Products


FAA expects to find CIO soon using headhunter


Some feds call on a reliable connection


SPAWAR site means business


GAO report chides Defense for lack of progress in C4ISR systems


1999 IT budget increases go mostly to law enforcement modernization


Betting on voice over IP? It's your call.


Repository bridges DOD's disparate medical systems


CORRECTIONS


Toward FTS 2001: A phone odyssey


Defense will cancel some exercises in favor of year 2000 simulations


DESKTOP COMPUTING | New Products


Equium systems come standard with Zip drives and PC Card slots


AF research lab creates virtual library as technical data resource


Europeans lead U.S. in data protection policies


DEA looks to a case-tracking application


DARPA project will study neural network processes


Compaq will continue its work on OpenVMS and NT interoperability


Treasury agency chooses costly migration to Office Professional


Commerce settles on a plan for Net's privatization


USDA spends $30 million for desktop, portable PCs


Network Solutions is still in the driver's seat for domain names


FTS hustles to replace its long-distance service


INS gets reprieve on gathering entry and exit data


Study lauds Navy's 'network-centric' plans


At $3,600, Sender is trailblazing as a scanner server


FAST pioneer retires from government


Gregory Casey, Senate's IT chief, will leave post


For future networks, think multivendor


Microsoft creates Visual Studio 6.0 suite to integrate its apps with IBM, Unix apps


From my window, I reflect on power plays of Washington


IRS chiefs divide to conquer


NARA, back in court, argues for its records policy


Once you learn how to use it, this is a good video-editing tool


BREAKING NEWS


BRIEFING BOOK


CardScan can rescue you from business-card shuffle


NIMA digitizes ocean maps


Voice over IP is the maverick technology for 2001


Application lets bank examiners tap into data offline


Tut Systems piggybacks data connection on phone wiring


GSA aims to lower prices of local city phone services


Agencies must interpret the new language of FAR


Nortel acquires Bay, expects fed sales growth


Coast Guard tightens security in wake of systems breach


IBM plans a price cut for OS/390 software products


SNEAKER.NET


DOD net aids in war on drugs


IRS lures IT workers with bonuses and raises


Call center app funnels communications into one queue


Web site saves money for NSF


IRS ready to test date codes in mission-critical systems


coming UP


Intergraph finishes 3D Wildcat graphics accelerator ahead of time


PROFESSIONAL CALENDAR


DIGITAL CAMERAS


Pay is not the only way


How much managing is in seat management?


LETTERS TO THE EDITOR


Retired GTE phone switch uses connections to get in Smithsonian


Rat spies hidden truths in Microsoft's send-up of Volkswagen TV ad