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JetForm speeds Chinese visas

JetForm Corp. last week announced that the Chinese government has developed a World Wide Web-based system for approving student visas, using the company's workflow and forms processing technology.The system, which China will begin testing in the next month, will allow students to complete an electronic version of the visa applications and submit the data online to the Chinese Service Center for Scholarly Exchange.

China has reached an agreement with the United States and United Kingdom embassies to accept the electronic applications once they have been authenticated by the CSCSE.

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GTSI adds Xerox net printers

GTSI last week added Xerox Corp.'s network printers, including the Document Center and DocuPrint lines, as well as other small office/home office products to its General Services Administration schedule contract.

The agreement is part of Xerox's recent push into the federal market. GTSI will be Xerox's premier channel partner for government customers.

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Hadron acquires Avenue Tech

Information technology services firm Hadron Inc. last week announced that it had acquired Avenue Technologies Inc. for about $2.5 million.

ATI, which has a staff of 50 technical professionals, specializes in intelligence, special operations and systems integration support. Its customers include the National Reconnaissance Office, the Defense Intelligence Agency, the National Security Agency and other Defense organizations.

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Integrators team for fed business

Information security vendor Jaws Technologies Inc. last week announced an alliance with systems integrator Worldwide Information Management Systems Company Inc. to develop security solutions for federal agencies.

WIMSCO, based in Lanham, Md., specializes in wide- and local-area networking, Year 2000 and IT project management and is a reseller for Compaq Computer Corp. Jaws, based in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, focuses on helping organizations develop information risk-management strategies and provides a number of proprietary security products.

-- Compiled by John Stein Monroe, Diane Frank and Colleen O'Hara.

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