Better Than the Lottery: How to Find Your Lost Pension
"No one told me I had a pension. I am glad to
know that there is a government agency like
the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation that
took the time to look for me and give me my
pension." This was the reaction of Ms. Carol
Carson, Atlanta, GA., to the news that PBGC was
holding a pension for her from her former
employer in New York.
Wave of the Future?
New GSA Web Site Has 400 Commonly-Used Federal Forms
The General Services Administration has put almost 400 federal forms on a
one-stop web site. Customers can look at, fill in, print, e-mail or fax
these forms directly from the Internet. GSA's Johnny Young hopes this is the
first step toward a web-based repository for all federal forms.
Donation to Turner Elementary School
"This is such a great thing for our kids," said
Principal Marcia Parker as she watched a steady
stream of computer hardware flowing through the
front door of Turner Elementary School in
Southeast Washington, DC. "Particularly our
sixth graders are going to have a whole new world
of research to explore on the Internet."
Access Native America
Out of Isolation and Onto the Internet by the Year 2000
Rocky Ridge Day School, deep in the interior of the Navajo Reservation in
Arizona, is so remote it can only receive radio telephone service. The
Bureau of Indian Affairs funds isolated schools like Rocky Ridge on 63
reservations over America. Can 51,000 American Indian children in these
schools be online in time for the next century?
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
New Technology Gives Motorists an Early Warning
A new traffic technology can warn motorists quickly of rapidly approaching
emergency vehicles and trains. This is one of hundreds of space research
by-products that now enrich the lives of Americans. See more technology
transfers on the NASA Commercial Technology Network.
Yo Students, Teachers, Researchers, and Librarians: Check Out Energy's Electronic Bridge to the 21st Century
If you are a student, teacher, researcher, or
librarian, you'll love a new Department of Energy
Web site, the DOE Information Bridge
. It captures the knowledge
(over 25,000 research reports) created by billions of
dollars of federal research information and puts it
at your fingertips.