the Government Services Information Infrastructure
The Federal White Pages Project is working across
government to provide the name, telephone number, and e-mail address
for all federal employees in an easy-to-use online database. Here's
the progress so far.
Scientific Journals Online
year we announce another new service developed by the same folks
at the Department of Energy who brought you "an Electronic Bridge
to the 21st century" last year. Believe it or not, researching thousands
of scientific journal articles can now be quick, easy and free with
the exciting new public search service called PubSCIENCE.
WebForms Site Is a Hit
year ago we reported that the General Services Administration has
put hundreds of commonly used federal forms on a one-stop web site.
These GSA forms, Standard Forms, and Optional Forms can be viewed,
filled in, printed, e-mailed or faxed directly from the Internet.
Here's the report one year later--and it's good.
knows the U.S. Census Bureau counts how many people we have. But
do you know that 69 other federal agencies collect and analyze statistics
on everything from agricultural output to banking data to the top
20 hazardous substances to on time flight records, to weekly earnings?
What federal statistics do you need today? It's on this one-stop
site. PS: Arsenic is the number one hazardous substance.
Science Foundation's Grants
Are in Online Database
National Science Foundation provided over $3.7 billion in 1998 for
crucial research projects. Community of Science invites you to search
its free NSF Grants database. It lets you quickly find which projects
are being funded in areas of science and engineering that matter
to you. It's updated every week.
We're Looking for
Federal workers are doing amazing things to deliver
government services electronically. But often, agencies deliver
similar services using similar but separate information databases,
developed over many years. Federal agencies have begun to consolidate
this information infrastructure to improve service delivery and
Access America E-Gov E-Zine wants stories about how federal agencies
are integrating the infrastructure pieces to provide "one-stop"
electronic access to government services. We're also looking for
stories about integrating telecommunications networks within the
These stories can be short, as in a "byte" of about 150 words,
or they can be longer feature stories. Write feature stories in
plain language with quotes from customers who experience the service
electronically and quotes from federal employees and their partners
who deliver the service.
Include a contact person with phone number and email address.
Send your stories to firstname.lastname@example.org
or email@example.com. If
you need more information, call Pat Wood, National Partnership for
Reinventing Government, (202) 694-0063. Please pass this request
along to others who may be interested.