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Government dives into Net marketplaces

Eventually, business-to-government experts say, bureaucrats will purchase goods ranging from paper clips to military helicopters with the click of a mouse.

 

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Although private industry has been obsessed with wringing profits from the Internet for several years, the government has remained a relative backwater. Eventually, business-to-government experts say, bureaucrats will purchase goods ranging from paper clips to military helicopters with the click of a mouse.

 


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