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12/14/1998

Volume 17 Issue 32 December 14 1998


GCN_News

GPEA is a giant step toward hassle-free government


Most RTC date problems are limited to older PCs


OMB exec: Feds need to finalize year 2000 contingency plans now


CellCase2 increases Secant's range of ATM encryption speeds


Study pegs federal PC ownership cost at a cool $8,400/year


Policy for saving electronic records applies to PCs only, Justice asserts


GCN reviewer finds himself awed by power of new PC


BRIEFING BOOK


NASA adopts electronic forms, workflow to manage closeouts of its subcontracts


Agencies suffer an IT worker drought, GAO says


Lancast's Redundant Twister can keep LAN traffic flowing


CSC wins IRS' Prime contract


Year 2000 program director has confidence in FAA's success


Database helps agency supply answers on date code progress


A world that merges Netscape, AOL doesn't make for sweet dreams


Switch is on at NAVOCEANO


BUYERS GUIDE


Group demos way to shop multiple e-catalogs


Federal agency leaders fall behind hackers in security expertise


Military command purges sensitive data from Web sites after security evaluation


Old lion has advice for new cats at FTS


GSA's terms for Microsoft site licenses include upgrades of OSes andapplications


Advanced OCR system will capture Census 2000


HP lobbyist helped Capitol Hill define IT policies


Utilities ride on NT coattails


She'll verify: 'We aren't missing anything


Service Pack 4 for NT fixes a swarm of bugs


Conference hashes out supercomputers, Next Generation Net


Computers, bodies warm up DOD's cold mountain


New year, old problems


PDAs let many users hit the road without excess PC baggage


LETTERS TO THE EDITOR


Software training is on course


FAA deflects criticism about its contingency plans


Discord mars MAS program


Readying for 2000: One agency's story


GSA's technology unit unveils '98 revenues


SBA hires Unisys for variety of loan systems support services


Advanced tool package administers complete physical to PC


'Tis the season when hyped product claims get wrap they deserve


As SBA finishes date code work, OMB lauds federal 2000 progress


First FTS 2001 award goes to Sprint | Breaking News


PROFESSIONAL CALENDAR


STARS work continues after GAO denies Keane's protest of INS contract award


New information system promises lots of change for the Mint


FAA document management system helps users stay on track


Network managers stick to the basics on security


Norton Utilities 4.0 brings PC safeguards to Macs


GCN Lab revisits 1998's hits and misses


Control-system designers say newer version could have prevented LAN crash


For PC-3, Army officials choose IDIQ contract method over BPA


FTS users left hanging as AT&T scraps X.25


EPA lauds 12 workers for superior systems development, management


Navy keeps its options open in deal with Lotus


LAB NOTES


Test of year 2000 puts administrators on the line


EC is a hot topic with Commerce


BREAKING NEWS


Education names Woods its COO for aid


IRS issues strategy to stimulate electronic tax filing


1999: the year of computer security—maybe


TECH REFRESH