Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld resigned Wednesday after an anti-war wave swamped Republican candidates nationwide, giving Democrats control of the House of Representatives and likely also the Senate. President Bush announced [...]
Sing Out!. Spring, 2010, Vol. 53 Issue 3, p11, 1 p.
United States. Congress. House and Guitarists
In January, the U.S. House of Representatives honored legendary guitarist Lester Flatt for his lifelong contributions to and enduring impact on bluegrass music and American culture as a songwriter and [...]
Computerworld. March 18, 1996, Vol. 30 Issue 12, p71, 2 p. photograph
United States. Congress. House, Systems management, and United States. House of Representatives -- Information management
US Rep Vernon J. Ehlers is in charge of updating the computer systems and implementing networking in the House of Representatives under a plan he calls the CyberCongress computer plan. Ehlers traces his interest in computers back to the 1950s, and later he modernized the computer systems when he served as a Michigan state senator. The 1987 project introduced LANs, which initially caused the computer center director to be concerned. Current plans call for Ehlers to computerize the entire House. The software architecture is going to be Microsoft Exchange, and the hardware will be client/server-focused. Ehlers is now trying to lobby House members to buy new computers for their offices. Ultimately the new system will enable House members to access all House documents, and document management will be facilitated.
Computerworld. Dec 3, 1990, Vol. 24 Issue 49, p25, 2 p.
United States. Congress. House, Client/Server Architecture, Network Management, WAN, Mainframe Computer, United States. House of Representatives -- Information management, Wide area networks -- Design and construction, and Mainframe computers -- Usage
The US House of Representatives is preparing to replace its aging Member Information Network with the client/server Integrated Systems and Information Services (ISIS). The existing network comprises 80 databases on an IBM 3090-400J mainframe running MVS/ESA; the 6,000 users must use clumsy queries in their half-million interactive sessions each day. In addition, the House's 100 LANs are a maze of DEC VAXes, dumb terminals, Apple and IBM microcomputers and Unix workstations, linked to the mainframe via an Ethernet backbone. On ISIS, queries will be processed by Sybase SQL Server on DEC VAXes or Sun Microsystems Sun-4/490 servers through an IBM RT gateway. Querying and file handling will be much easier with ISIS.
Computerworld. June 5, 1995, Vol. 29 Issue 23, pS16, 1 p.
Technology Information, Technology application, Client/server architecture, United States. Congress. House, United States. House of Representatives, and Client/server architecture -- Case studies
The Republican Party has selected a client/server system to provide scheduling services for bills and members of congress. The GOP determined that paper-based scheduling and communication had to be abolished in order to make sure each representative was able to attend important hearings and votes. Some $1.5 million was spent on a Notes network based on Microsoft Corp's Microsoft Project and Micro-Frame Technologies Inc's Project Server client/server project management system. Four network PCs can now access information on 65 projects and 1,000 project resources. The system considers the duration of hearings and relationships between bills to calculate milestone dates that need to be met in order for a bill to progress correctly. Individual committees are expected to have access to the project management system in the future. The Notes network has 25 users in the majority leader's office and 27 users in the speaker's office online.