Tool combats school violence
The National Institute of Justice has entered the education arena, selecting
Materials, Communications and Computers Inc. to create an interactive simulation
training tool to help prevent school violence.
The tool will enable teachers and administrators to participate in simulations
based on real-life events and receive feedback from law enforcement personnel,
psychologists and educators.
The tool, which should be available to schools within two years, will
be accessible via the Internet or on CD-ROM and is being funded through
the Justice Department"s Safe Schools Technologies program, said Bill Walsh,
program manager for Matcom, which also does simulation training for the
McConnell setting up business
Bruce McConnell, who headed the Clinton administration's International
Y2K Cooperation Center, is leaving the government this month to start his
own company, McConnell International.
"Basically, it will use the model of the public/private network that
we created to solve the Y2K problem," he said. With experience he gained
helping foreign countries cope with the Year 2000 date change, McConnell
said he plans to help technology companies overcome regulatory problems
in overseas markets.
USAID sets up financial software
The U.S. Agency for International Development on March 9 awarded American
Management Systems Inc. a potential 10-year contract to install and support
a global financial management system intended to make financial data readily
accessible to USAID employees.
AMS will begin by installing its World Wide Web-enabled Momentum software
suite in Washington, D.C., and two other USAID missions, and then fan out
to 38 more missions worldwide.
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