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12/14/1998

Volume 17 Issue 32 December 14 1998


GCN_News

Group demos way to shop multiple e-catalogs


Discord mars MAS program


BRIEFING BOOK


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


GPEA is a giant step toward hassle-free government


Readying for 2000: One agency's story


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


New information system promises lots of change for the Mint


GSA's technology unit unveils '98 revenues


Federal agency leaders fall behind hackers in security expertise


FAA document management system helps users stay on track


SBA hires Unisys for variety of loan systems support services


Agencies suffer an IT worker drought, GAO says


Military command purges sensitive data from Web sites after security evaluation


Network managers stick to the basics on security


Test of year 2000 puts administrators on the line


Most RTC date problems are limited to older PCs


Advanced tool package administers complete physical to PC


Norton Utilities 4.0 brings PC safeguards to Macs


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


GCN Lab revisits 1998's hits and misses


Conference hashes out supercomputers, Next Generation Net


Lancast's Redundant Twister can keep LAN traffic flowing


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


CSC wins IRS' Prime contract


Old lion has advice for new cats at FTS


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


CellCase2 increases Secant's range of ATM encryption speeds


Computers, bodies warm up DOD's cold mountain


New year, old problems


EC is a hot topic with Commerce


PDAs let many users hit the road without excess PC baggage


BREAKING NEWS


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


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


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


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


Advanced OCR system will capture Census 2000


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


Year 2000 program director has confidence in FAA's success


LETTERS TO THE EDITOR


Database helps agency supply answers on date code progress


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


Software training is on course


First FTS 2001 award goes to Sprint | Breaking News


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


Education names Woods its COO for aid


IRS issues strategy to stimulate electronic tax filing


PROFESSIONAL CALENDAR


HP lobbyist helped Capitol Hill define IT policies


EPA lauds 12 workers for superior systems development, management


1999: the year of computer security—maybe


Switch is on at NAVOCEANO


FAA deflects criticism about its contingency plans


Utilities ride on NT coattails


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


TECH REFRESH


Navy keeps its options open in deal with Lotus


LAB NOTES


Service Pack 4 for NT fixes a swarm of bugs


BUYERS GUIDE


GCN reviewer finds himself awed by power of new PC