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Vol. 3, No. 3, October 16, 2000
ISSN: 1531-4448

Police Officers Get Vested (Literally) Via the Net
It's a fact: Bulletproof vests save the lives of law enforcement officials. In 1998, Congress began allocating funds to state and local law enforcement agencies to help them buy bulletproof vests. The program had to be designed for efficiency and speed and it is. The Department of Justice is administering the program entirely on the web.


Like Auctions?
Bid on the Big Bugs

Eat your heart out, eBay. The National Arboretum is auctioning off the six original drawings used in the Big Bugs exhibit that ends on Oct. 31, 2000.

Pension Search Program Finds
6,600 People Owed $21 Million

This isn't an elusive pot of gold at the end of a rainbow. This is real money left in pensions plans that companies terminated before all beneficiaries could be located. Twenty-seven million dollars is still unclaimed, according to the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation, which set up this search program. Tell others.

Pilot Program Shares the Cost of
Personal Cell Phones for Government Use

This is not government business as usual. The Federal Aviation Administration Logistics Center in Oklahoma City is giving a choice to employees who use mobile communications. Use a government-owned phone/pager or use your privately-owned phone and get reimbursed at a flat payment rate, much like the reimbursement for using your car for government business. It saves money and workers like it.

In This Issue

e-Government Symposium

FirstGov Testimony

Bulletproof Vests

Unclaimed Pensions

Big Bug Prints

Cell Phone Pilot

West Nile Virus

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