All Federal Payments Using Electronic Funds Transfer by 1999
the Way to an NIH Grant
For decades, scientists waited a year to get a
grant from the National Institutes of Health. In recent years, the
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, one of 18
NIH Institutes, built three systems, using Internet-based technology
that will merge with NIH efforts to create electronic commerce.
They've slashed the processing time to 4 or 5 months for certain
grants. The grand vision is a mere 3 months from start to finish
for 30,000 grant applications a year.
Saving Electronic Payments Benefit Defense Contractors
Defense Contract Management Command (DCMC) is working aggressively
to increase the use of Electronic Data Interchange (EDI), and is
supporting other Defense organizations in the use of other EDI invoicing
methods for public vouchers and commercial invoices. DCMC recently
unveiled the Web Invoicing System. WInS allows contractors to sign
on to a secure web page, enter the invoice data, and send it on
We're Looking for
workers are doing amazing things to deliver government services
electronically. Access America E-Gov E-Zine wants to tell these
We are looking for stories about federal agencies, or multi-agency
partnerships, that are using information technology to provide federal
payments using Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT).
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
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.