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10/26/1998

Volume 17 Issue 29 October 26 1998


GCN_News

BRIEFING BOOK


DOD net aids in war on drugs


DARPA project will study neural network processes


IRS lures IT workers with bonuses and raises


Call center app funnels communications into one queue


CardScan can rescue you from business-card shuffle


Repository bridges DOD's disparate medical systems


Study lauds Navy's 'network-centric' plans


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


CORRECTIONS


NIMA digitizes ocean maps


Toward FTS 2001: A phone odyssey


Defense will cancel some exercises in favor of year 2000 simulations


FAST pioneer retires from government


Try to give technology a human resource


Voice over IP is the maverick technology for 2001


Web site saves money for NSF


EPA cures an unusual date problem by rewriting and upgrading software


TopTier Software's app server helps sift metadata


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


For future networks, think multivendor


Application lets bank examiners tap into data offline


IRS ready to test date codes in mission-critical systems


COMMUNICATIONS | New Products


coming UP


FAA expects to find CIO soon using headhunter


Tut Systems piggybacks data connection on phone wiring


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


Intergraph finishes 3D Wildcat graphics accelerator ahead of time


PROFESSIONAL CALENDAR


DIGITAL CAMERAS


Online mandate passes


DESKTOP COMPUTING | New Products


From my window, I reflect on power plays of Washington


Equium systems come standard with Zip drives and PC Card slots


Compaq will continue its work on OpenVMS and NT interoperability


AF research lab creates virtual library as technical data resource


IRS chiefs divide to conquer


Pay is not the only way


GSA aims to lower prices of local city phone services


Europeans lead U.S. in data protection policies


How much managing is in seat management?


Some feds call on a reliable connection


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


DEA looks to a case-tracking application


ENTERPRISE COMPUTING | Beat the Clock


LETTERS TO THE EDITOR


SPAWAR site means business


Treasury agency chooses costly migration to Office Professional


Agencies must interpret the new language of FAR


Commerce settles on a plan for Net's privatization


Retired GTE phone switch uses connections to get in Smithsonian


Treasury shares lessons learned in FTS 2000 change


USDA spends $30 million for desktop, portable PCs


GAO report chides Defense for lack of progress in C4ISR systems


Nortel acquires Bay, expects fed sales growth


1999 IT budget increases go mostly to law enforcement modernization


Coast Guard tightens security in wake of systems breach


Scanners yield quality images at any cost


IBM plans a price cut for OS/390 software products


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


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


SNEAKER.NET


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


FTS hustles to replace its long-distance service


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


INS gets reprieve on gathering entry and exit data