Water is everything
in the West and managing this scarce resource is critical. The Bureau
of Reclamation's Provo Area Office has worked with water users in
Utah's Sevier River Basin to develop a website to distribute real-time
hydrologic and weather information. The site is used by irrigators,
of course, but it's also popular with kayakers and rafters, meteorologists,
government workers, and others.
a Federal Case of IT
a federal Chief Information Officer is something of a high-wire
act, says CIO Online. But
these CIOs are relishing the challenge of balancing Y2K, data and
network security, IT capital planning, e-commerce, outsourcing,
and infrastructure and architecture planning.
to Write for Vital Records
Sam does not distribute copies of birth certificates, marriage certificates,
divorce papers or other documents that are issued by the states.
However, he does the next best thing. The Consumer Information Center
has an easy-to-use online list of all state offices of vital statistics,
complete with mailing address, fees, phone numbers and tips for
getting the records you want. So, if you're working on your family
tree, or need to replace your lost birth certificate so you can
apply for Social Security, this webpage is for you.
Leaves Paper Behind on Highway 1
for America's veterans requires a lot of paper. But then, our nation
has a lot of veterans. Each claimant has a file folder; each folder
gets fuller and fuller as a veteran gets older and older. But does
it have to be that way? Can the Department of Veterans Affairs leave
paper behind as a new century approaches? The Washington, DC, VA
Regional Office is demonstrating an electronic workfolder system.
It may be the beginning of a paperless process.
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