More from the US Feds on Informatics Infrastructure

James H. Beach jbeach at NSF.GOV
Tue Feb 25 12:30:10 CST 1997

A new report on the National Performance Review of the US Government was
issued on Vice President Al Gore on February 3, 1997. It contains an
interesting chapter entitled "A04: Bring Environmental Information to the
Public."  The six pages are a quick read of what the Clinton
Administration's goals are in this area.  The chapter discusses the
National Biological Information Infrastructure (NBII), the Interagency
Taxonomic Information System (ITIS) and other national and federal agency
infrastructural initiatives. The report includes some intriguing action
items.  How about this one?

    4. Initiate a broad effort to develop an "electronic national natural
       history museum."

It's at:

J. Beach
Dr. James H. Beach                                 Tel:   703 306-1470
Program Director                                   Fax:   703 306-0356
Database Activities, Room 615            E-mail: jbeach at nsf dot gov
Division of Biological Infrastructure
National Science Foundation                           E-mail preferred
4201 Wilson Boulevard
Arlington, VA 22230

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