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Vol. 2, No. 40, July 3, 2000

President Clinton Announces Portal to Government Services
On June 24, in his first-ever webcast addressed to the Nation, President Clinton announced that citizens will be able to search all online resources offered by the federal government from a single web site called FirstGov.


The Government of the Future, Here Today
The use of information technology was predominant in an overwhelming majority of the federal government initiatives named as semifinalists for this year's prestigious 2000 Innovations in American Government Awards program. From search agents to software downloads, these initiatives are setting the standard for the new e-government in the making.

Kiosks Connect Veterans with Services
Veterans visiting six VA medical facilities can find out about their eligibility for VA health-care services at a kiosk in a lobby or clinic waiting room. Touch-screen displays tell them what services they can receive and, coming soon - with the swipe of an identification card - what medical appointments they have scheduled. And this is just the beginning.

Save Hundreds of Dollars Every Year on Your Home Energy Bill
Want to save on home energy costs? Go to the Home Energy Saver, type in your zip code, and answer the questions. What kind of heating system? What kind of appliances do you use? How many occupants? The web-based software will make recommendations and tell you how much money you can save. As you put in energy-efficient windows, beef up your insulation, and throw out your brother-in-law (just kidding), the site will also keep track your savings.

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VA Kiosks

Home Energy Saver

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