Made 1999 Yahoo! Internet Life
List of 50 Most Incredibly Useful Sites
Internet Life's annual roundup of the Web's most useful addresses
includes sites from the Naval Observatory, Centers for Disease
Control, and United States Postal Service, plus the one-stop
site with statistics from 70 agencies. FedStats is maintained
by the Federal Interagency Council on Statistical Policy.
Reaches Out to
Department of Housing and Urban Development became one of the
first federal agencies to reach out to the American public with
its web-based information products. The idea is to let its audiences
know what HUD has to offer and - - just as important -- to get
their feedback. As just two examples, HUD pioneered an automated
tour of its Homes and Communities Page on CD ROM and sent traveling
kiosks to more than 60 events around the country.
Will Extend Its Benefits Reach Via a VPN
Veterans Benefits Administration is testing a virtual private
network (VPN) as a way to set up a worldwide network of remote
sites to provide veterans with benefits information, according
to Government Computer News.
President Gore's vision for Access America is using the Internet
to provide government services electronically to anyone who
wants them, anywhere. Government Computer News assembles a montage
of stories and sidebars to illustrate what federal agencies
are doing to make government e-commerce a reality.
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