Army Goes Back to School
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
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.
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."