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Vol. 1, No. 13, January 11, 1999

US State & Local Gateway Marks Its First Birthday
January 11, 1999--One year ago this month, 20 federal agencies and seven associations representing state and local government employees launched the US State & Local Gateway. This one-stop website has federal information that state and local government employees need to do their jobs. Users from Alabama to Wyoming think it's great. "WOW," said Marc Overbeck, Workforce Development, Salem, Oregon. "What a great entry point for finding resources and tools, especially best practices."

Taking Winter by Storm
If the weather outside is awful, residents of Seattle, King County, and Washington State can go online to get the chilling details in one place. City, County and State Transportation Departments have teamed up to create "GovLink," a collaborative website that provides dozens of winter weather links to agency response operations and personal preparedness.

"Access with Trust" Is Online
January 5, 1999--A new report, Access With Trust, describes a technology essential to achieving the Access America vision of providing electronic access to government services by 2000. "Public/private key" technology provides important tools for agencies working to replace paper forms, toll-free telephone lines, and mail-in envelopes with totally electronic services. This report was published by the Government Information Technology Services Board, the Office of Management and Budget, and the Federal Public Key Infrastructure Steering Committee. The document is available at

Shopper Alert--Uncle Sam's Sales and Auctions
Going to January sales? Looking for bargains? Savvy consumers go online to check out what government--federal, state, local, or international-- has for sale or auction. You'll find all manner of public assets and surplus from real property and loans to planes, boats, cars, and jewelry on this free "one-stop-shop" portal website.

Asthma Management Website May Save Lives Worldwide
Worldwide, approximately 25,000 childhood deaths due to asthma each year are preventable, according to the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute of the National Institutes of Health. On December 11, 1998--World Asthma Day--the Institute launched the Asthma Management Model System. This interactive web-based system is for physicians. They can quickly formulate research questions and access key databases, retrieve the latest treatment guidelines and published literature, obtain continuing education credits, and participate in online forums and discussions.

In This Issue

State and Local Gateway

Taking Winter by Storm

Access With Trust

Uncle Sam's Sales

Asthma Management

Back Issues

Vol. 1, No. 12, January 4, 1999

Vol. 1, No. 11, December 28, 1998

Vol. 1, No. 10, December 21, 1998

Vol. 1, No. 9, December 14, 1998

Vol. 1, No. 8, December 7, 1998

Vol. 1, No. 7, November 30, 1998

Vol. 1, No. 6, November 23, 1998

Vol. 1, No. 5, November 16, 1998

Vol. 1, No. 4, November 9, 1998

Vol. 1, No. 3, November 2, 1998

Vol. 1, No. 2, October 26, 1998

Vol. 1, No. 1, October 2, 1998

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