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United Kingdom Online
E-Gov is taking off in the UK. "There is one economy, all of it being transformed by information technology," said Prime Minister Tony Blair at the recent launch of UK Online.

Indian Nation Finds Technology
Is Prescription for Success
Using private sector technology, the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa introduced a sophisticated computerized billing system for its pharmacy -- the first of its kind for Indian Country. Thirty-four other tribal health-care providers have adopted it. For this technological coup that some claimed was undoable, the Band is a finalist for a prestigious award.

Brown University Researchers
Rate Government Sites

Researchers at Brown University examined 1,813 Web sites, searched each site for 27 different features, and ranked the sites on a 100-point scale. They based ratings on such things as clear information about contacting government offices, online services, high-quality access for citizens with disabilities or limited English, and policies to protect security and privacy. The Consumer Product Safety Commission, Internal Revenue Service, and Department of the Treasury all achieved a 92-point ranking in the index.

Code Talk for Native Americans
This one-stop site is for Native American communities and agencies that provide services and assistance. Drill down and you'll find the Federal Register Notice of all federally-recognized tribes - 556 in all. You'll also find information on health, housing, education, and other topics that affect Native Americans on and off the reservation. You'll also find links to help you trace your Native American ancestry.

Mapping the Way to the 21st Century
The Internet Age has a new frontier of information -- oceans of unexplored data, miles of disparate facts -- all waiting to be captured, organized and used to better the human condition. Six communities win Hammer Awards for demonstrating Geographic Information Systems (GIS).