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HUD on the move with e-gov

A portal that will serve as a one-stop shop for low- and moderate-income families and individuals to get information on buying a home is one of the Housing and Urban Development Department's major electronic-government initiatives.

FEMA responds with technology

When an earthquake rumbled through Seattle in February, the Federal Emergency Management Agency rolled into the area with its high-tech equipment to provide support services to the region.

Education still has an uphill battle

The Education Department's Office of Student Financial Assistance has successfully retired the direct routing system that serviced the Federal Direct Loan program, officials said.

FBI site boosts background checks

The FBI is developing a Web application that will provide firearms dealers with another way to perform background checks on prospective gun buyers.

Web portal delivers info, services

The Air Force has made it easier for 775,000 military and civilian personnel to access information they previously had to stand in customer services lines or wait days'sometimes weeks'to obtain.

USDA steadily cultivates e-gov

Implementing an easy-to-use electronic filing and retrieval system was one of the Agriculture Department's major electronic-government achievements last year.

Hiring efforts take to the Web

The Office of Personnel Management has removed an impediment to efficient hiring: It has put its flagship application program, USA Staffing, online.