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P. Daukantas

EPA upgrades its PeopleSoft HR application

A year after installing the PeopleSoft 7 human resources application, the Environmental Protection Agency is upgrading the HR module to the Web-ready Version 8.3.

EPA, DOT say: Leave your car at home

The Environmental Protection Agency and the Transportation Department have joined forces on an interagency Web site that promotes commuting alternatives.

Cray, Dell will build custom Linux clusters

Cray Inc. will build and sell custom Linux server clusters using Dell Computer Corp.'s PowerEdge servers and storage systems.

Sandia models predict effects of water policies

Using off-the-shelf simulation software, researchers at Sandia National Laboratories have developed computer models to predict the effects of water policy decisions far into the future.

Defense EMall will link 30,000 new suppliers

The Defense Department's EMall online procurement system will soon get 30,000 new suppliers of off-the-shelf products.

Agencies toss electronic info, NARA says

Much government data never reaches the National Archives and Records Administration because agency employees are unsure whether the electronic information they create is an official record, according to a new study.

GIS standard gets go-ahead from NCITS

The National Committee for IT Standards has approved a spatial data standard developed by the Army Corps of Engineers.

PTO automates 10 patent forms in Adobe PDF

The Patent and Trademark Office has made its 10 most commonly used forms downloadable in fillable Adobe Portable Document Format.

Software seeks hits matching terrorist list

A data integration company has introduced an application to aid agencies and companies that are required to match the Treasury Department's list of terrorist suspects against their own records.

Sun ruggedizes one of its Netra server models

Extreme environments are no problem for some new 750-MHz UltraSparc III servers from Sun Microsystems Inc., according to company officials.

NASA surveys visitors to its home page

NASA is asking a random sample of its home page visitors what they think of its central Web site.

NIST scientist is Nobel man

Eric A. Cornell, a National Institute of Standards and Technology senior scientist, shared in the 2001 Nobel Prize in physics awarded this month for research into an exotic state of matter.

State inks deal with CSC for telecom services

The State Department's Diplomatic Telecommunications Services Program Office, which manages networking and telecommunications for U.S. embassies and consulates, will get IT services and support through a recent deal with Computer Sciences Corp.

Sun launches 72-processor Sun Fire server

A new 72-way server from Sun Microsystems Inc. can scale up to 106 CPUs if needed.

Microsoft ships 64-bit Windows OS

Computer makers last month took delivery of Microsoft Corp.'s first operating system for the new 64-bit Intel Itanium platform.

GPRA study reveals a failure to communicate

Although federal research managers have attempted to comply with the 1993 Government Performance and Results Act, they often fail to communicate effectively with oversight panels, a study concluded this month.

HistoryWired is a big hit with virtual crowd

In the first five days after its Aug. 15 debut, the Smithsonian Institution's new HistoryWired online exhibit drew 92,000 visitors to <a href="http://historywired.si.edu">historywired.si.edu</a>.

Energy spends on high-end software tests

The Energy Department this month parceled out $57 million for computational research via its new Scientific Discovery through Advanced Computing program.

DOE will do Windows for $20 million

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Cybersecurity

Hackers mix it up at Los Alamos chemistry site

Hackers defaced an unclassified Web server on the publicly accessible network at Los Alamos National Laboratory during the weekend of Aug. 11.