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

Army Goes Back to School
Brig. Gen. William L. Bond is responsible for making sure the U.S. Army is a fully networked and digitized force by the year 2010. What did he learn from first and second graders when he visited Mantua Elementary School in Fairfax, VA?

Home Computers Handle Daily Tasks for Injured Veterans
"It makes all the difference in the world." "Now I don't have to depend on someone else for everything." "It's really been a lifesaver for me." The Veterans Administration Medical Center, Spinal Cord Injury Unit in Memphis Tennessee leads the way in applying computer technology to improve the lives of of veterans.

VA Patients Get Face-to-Face Service Across the Miles
Psychiatrist John Lehrmann has face-to-face sessions with veterans seeking mental health therapy served by Iron Mountain's Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. However, doctor and patient aren't in the same room. They aren't even in the same state.

Bureau of Reclamation Gets Ready for the Y2K
Imagine that you are a power plant operator on duty in a major Bureau of Reclamation hydroelectric power plant around midnight on January 1, 2000. Because of record cold temperatures, you and others on duty get a request to increase power production. You try frantically, but you can't. If you can't find enough people to help you run the plant without the use of computers, you may end up with widespread brown-or black-outs. The problem is embedded in microchips that malfunctioned when the date could not roll over to the year 2000. And it's just this kind of problem--Y2K (short for Year 2000)--that Reclamation and the rest of government are working hard to avoid.

EPA Uses the Internet to Bring Environmental Information to the Public
For the first time ever, you can request environmental profiles on air quality, drinking water systems, surface water quality, hazardous waste, and reported toxic releases-just by typing in a ZIP code or clicking on a state or county. The Environmental Protection Agency's new online Center for Environmental Information and Statistics (CEIS) gives you a one-stop, convenient source of reliable, comprehensive information on environmental quality, status, and trends right in your own community. You can find out this and about other EPA information on the Internet in the agency's new online reinvention publication, "Harnessing the Power of the Internet: EPA Responds to the Rising Public Demand for Environmental Information."

In This Issue

Army Goes Back to School

Home Computers for Injured Veterans

Sessions with VA Patients

Reclamation and Y2K

EPA Uses Internet

Back Issues

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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