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.
Nation Finds Technology
Prescription for Success
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.
Rate Government Sites
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.
Talk for Native Americans
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.
the Way to the 21st Century
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).