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11/23/1998

Volume 17 Issue 31 November 23 1998


GCN_News

The war over rewritable DVD standards heats up


Treasury sets up BPAs for companies competing with Dell


Reseller CS&T adds services to IT Schedule deal


PCs that go into battle will be tougher, lighter, Army says


Boeing drops its protest of Seat Management


Crash Defender program does no harm and protects system without much annoyance


At 333 MHz, Celeron chip gives low-end Compaq PC some gusto


Win 2000 server bigger than it is better


IG tells Navy to conform with frequency regs


FEMA calls on president's council for more help on 2000 preparations


Agencies are told to tap existing budgets for cyberterrorism security


DOD plans new Hawaiian HQ


Census, other agencies tap NetWare for new networks


Rambus makes run at SDRAM with modules


Compaq's fingerprint ID device gets a thumbs-up


PROFESSIONAL CALENDAR


Classifying a document? Mean what you say


Report: White House's cyberdefense too close for comfort


PC powerbrokers maintain fairly low profiles at Comdex


Mystery memos, free software deliver a way to pull Microsoft down


BREAKING NEWS


Clemins says a global intranet will help DOD achieve systems goals


Battle of the Blues: Whose supercomputer is fastest?


Logistics present DOD another year 2000 challenge


Nuclear systems could crash in 2000, study says


Sysadmins eye software that simplifies RAID


Army seeks A-76 waiver for logistics project


New Energy CIO brings IT skills to job


Shareware welcomes users to a new world of PC opportunities


With LCD monitors, big is in at Comdex trade show


MAS audits irk vendors


Beat the Clock


Revised FAR widens avenue for contract discussions


3Com introduces high-speed storage network


It's a smart lesson


Persistence pays off for agencies seeking electronic copyrights


RealNetworks sees intranets as streaming media venue


NIST upgrades to faster, more accessible backbone


PC managers seek the real deal on real-time clocks


SNEAKER.NET


Controversial dissemination bill comes up short


SPAWAR contracts go netwide


Videoconferencing tools


No question, Survey Select helps ease the circulation of surveys


FAA pulls tracking app from two radar centers


Feds' changing tastes mark '98 surveys


Push is on for data broadcasts


GAO eases sole-source fears


IRS will test the use of PINs as electronic signatures in two pilots for 1998returns


BRIEFING BOOK


Agencies face decision on year 2000: Fix or cut bait


Statistics bureau will post no data before its time


Center records hydrologic data for forecast offices


LETTERS TO THE EDITOR


Treasury seeks smarter cards


For your eyes only: These glasses would fit perfectly on James Bond


Navy will install Xylan ATM switches aboard four ship groups


Air Force signs with Lockheed for Microsoft products


Agencies have more choice in buying


GSA posts schedule sales, contract details and other buying info on Web