Fatbrain.com, a wholly owned subsidiary of Barnes & Noble.com (www.bn.com), announced today that the federal government has named Fatbrain.com (www.fatbrain.com) to its General Services Administration schedule for buying books and other information resources. Under the General Services Administration Multiple Award, government employees in military and civilian agencies will be able to access Fatbrain.com's comprehensive selection of books and training materials online.
Government employees will be able to go online to search, browse and buy materials covering subjects from computers and the Internet to engineering and science. There is a tremendous potential for saving in this area, as evidenced by the fact that in fiscal year 2000, the federal government spent nearly $70 million on books and publications. Our success and experience in working with corporations has allowed us to do business in the government market, said Dennis Capovilla, chief executive officer at Fatbrain.com. Our General Services Administration endorsement is a clear sign that the government recognizes the value of providing employees information and materials they need.
The federal government and General Services Administration are using technologies to increase efficiency among agencies and to equip employees with the latest tools. The General Services Administration and Fatbrain.com solution makes it easy for government employees to find the information they need.