(ACERS, this courtesy of Karen Freeman, NPR) NATIONAL PERFORMANCE REVIEW TO TAKE ACCESS AMERICA ON THE ROAD Access America Conference Is in Seattle on March 11 Vice President Gore s National Performance Review (NPR) would like to invite you to attendour Access America conferences. Access America is Vice President Gore's 1997 report outlining steps to encourage and increase citizen and business access--via the Internet--to the most commonly requested government services by the year 2000. These conferences will provide employees in federal, state and local government, as well as private industry, with current developments in the use of information technology and its applications for reinventing government. The Access America conference will be held at the Westin Seattle Hotel, Seattle, WA on March 11, 1998. The conferences will focus on five major topic areas: Internet/Intranet Success Stories; Distance Learning and Collaboration; Advances in Electronic Technology; Privacy and Security; and Year 2000. Seattle Speakers and Panelists Mr. James Evatt, President of Information and Communication Systems, Boeing Company, is the keynote speaker at the Seattle conference. Other speakers and panelists include: Secretary Rodney Slater, Department of Transportation (invited); Steve Kolodney, Chief Information Officer, State of Washington; Ed Lazowska, University of Washington; Robin Gonzalez, Environmental Protection Agency; James Van Wert, Small Business Administration; James Gaston, UNISYS; Eileen O'Neill Odum, GTE Northwest; David Lamp, USDA Graduate School; Michael Baum, Versign; Wayne Mercado, Internal Revenue Service; and Elliott Rosen, Booz, Allen, and Hamilton. How to Register The cost for the Seattle conference is $85 for federal, state, and local government employees and $145 for non-government employees, if registered by March 4, 1998. After March 4, the cost is $125 for government employees and $185 for non-government employees. To register, or to get information about Seattle and other cities, visit http://conf.npr.gov or call 1-401-845-8818. If you have any questions, please contact Karen Freeman at (202) 632-0408, or [log in to unmask] For More About "Access America" Visit http://www.gits.fed.gov/ to download "Access America" and to learn more about the President's Government Information Technology Services Board (GITSB). For more information about other National Performance Review initiatives, visit http://www.npr.gov. National Performance Review, 750-17th St., NW, Washington, DC 20006, (202) 632-0223. To subscribe by e-mail, send a message to: [log in to unmask] Put this message: SUBSCRIBE EXPRESS-L FIRSTNAME LASTNAME. For fax, send fax number to Pat Wood at [log in to unmask] or fax to (202) 632-0390. The Express is on the Internet at http://www.npr.gov. Click on News Room.