Office Anywhere transfer
The General Services Administration is working to transfer the Federal
Technology Service's Office Anywhere mobile computing solutions program
to the Federal Supply Service.
The program provides mobile hardware, software, communications and a
network to agencies so employees can work from anywhere in the country.
After the transition, which should occur within the month, FSS will establish
a schedule to allow agencies to purchase and build their solutions from
multiple vendors, said Wanda Smith, chief operating officer for the program.
GSA Office Anywhere is on the World Wide Web at www.gsa.gov/anywhere.
$10M may go for training
A presidential task force is expected to request millions of dollars
to help agencies fund training technologies and programs when it makes its
recommendations this month. The task force may recommend a $10 million appropriation
that would go into a training technology innovation fund, said E.B. Blanton,
executive director of the Task Force for Federal Training Technology, which
President Clinton established 18 months ago. Agencies would use the seed
money to support research and development and start-up costs, he said.
Other likely recommendations that the task force will submit to the
president include the need for a one-stop shop for federal agencies to promote
and accelerate the use of technology-based training solutions. This would
showcase for agencies the latest in training technologies, said Blanton,
speaking late last month at the Training and Technology in Government 2000
conference in Washington, D.C.