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Series 5: Congressional Bills, Hearings, Reports, and Laws, 1983-2013 [series]:

Topics include supercomputers and supercomputer programs, establishing an HPCC Program (the first bill was introduced in 1988 and the High-Performance Computing Act of 1991, Public Law 102-194, was signed into law on December 9, 1991), the HPCC Program and its successors, basic research, competitiveness, Information Infrastructure and Technology (a successor bill to the HPC Act), telecommunications, NSFNET, access to Government information, computer security, health care applications, telemedicine, Congressional Ad Hoc Steering Committee on Telemedicine and Health Care Informatics, and NGI.

Representatives from computing system manufacturers, higher education, HPCC agencies (including DAB Lindberg (NLM and NCO/HPCC)), the library community, OSTP, PITAC, professional organizations, research universities, supercomputer centers, and telecommunications providers testified or provided input.

The HPC Act of 1991 has been amended in the Next Generation Internet Research Act of 1998 (P.L. 105-305), the America COMPETES [Creating Opportunities to Meaningfully Promote Excellence in Technology, Education, and Science] Act of 2007 (P.L. 110-69), and the American Innovation and Competitiveness Act of 2017 (P.L. 114-329).

Series 4 has HPCC Program reports to Congress. Series 8 includes (a) the first Congressional hearing held over the Internet (1993 Jul) and (b) the 1995 introduction of THOMAS (Online Public Access to Congressional Information). Series 10 has PITAC and PCAST reports to Congress.

Items in cartons 37-40 were donated by Susan Fratkin (CASC).

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Supercomputers: Hearings before the Committee on Science and Technology, U.S. House of Representatives. 98th Congress, first session. 1983 Nov 15-16. 463 pages. Includes related materials
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Statement of NSF Director Erich Bloch before the Committee on Science and Technology, U.S. House of Representatives. 1985 Feb 6. 13 pages
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Federal Supercomputer Programs and Policies: Hearing before two Subcommittees of the House Committee on Science and Technology. 99th Congress, first session. GPO. 1985 Jun 10. 805 pages. Donated by JR Kasdorf (PSC)
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S.1067 and the identical H.R. 3131, 1989-1990 [subseries]:
 
(1) S.1067 -- National High-Performance Computer Technology Act of 1989. 101st Congress, first session. Congressional Record - Senate. Introduced 1989 May 18, passed Senate amended 1990 Oct 25. 5 pages
 
(2) S.1067 - High-Performance Computing Act of 1990. Report 101-387. Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. U.S. Senate. 101st Congress, second session. 1990 Jul 23 (legislative day, Jul 10). 29 pages
 
(3) Testimony by DR Masys (NLM) before the Subcommittee on Science, Technology, and Space of the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, U.S. Senate. 1989 Sep 15
 
(4) Answers to questions for DR Masys. 1989 Sep 22
 
(5) Statement of DA Bromley (OSTP) before Subcommittee on Science, Research and Technology of U.S. Senate Committee on Science, Space, and Technology on H.R. 3131, the National High-Performance Computing Technology Act. 1990 Mar 7 (?). 4 pages
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S.1067 -- National High-Performance Computer Technology Act of 1989. 101st Congress, first session. Identical to H.R.3131 Includes materials about this and related bills, and print media publications
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S.1067, Global Change Research Act of 1990, etc., 1990 [subseries]:
 
(1) ALA on behalf of "a group of education and library organizations" to four senators "to urge your serious consideration of our joint recommendations on S. 1067" of 1990
 
(2) S.1191 - American Technology Preeminence Act of 1990, with Title VII - National High-Performance Computing Program that mentions NIH and NLM
 
(3) Global Change Research Act of 1990 (PL 101-606), which is the only other Federal law authorizing multi-agency Federal R&D
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HPC Act of 1991, etc., 1991 [subseries]:
 
(1) S.272 - High Performance Computing Act of 1991: Hearing before the Subcommittee on Science, Technology, and Space of the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. U.S. Senate. Testimony of DA Bromley (OSTP). 1991 Mar 5. 8 pages
 
(2) H.R.656 -- High-Performance Computing Act of 1991: Report 102-66 Part 1. Committee on Science, Space, and Technology. U.S. House of Representatives. 102nd Congress, first session. 1991 May 15. 29 pages
 
(3) S.272 - High-Performance Computing Act of 1991: Report 102-57. Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. U.S. Senate. 102nd Congress, first session. May 16 (legislative day April 25), 1991. 32 pages
 
(4) High-Performance Computing Act of 1991. Public Law 102-194. 1991 Dec 9. 11 pages
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HPC Act of 1991, etc., 1991 Mar 5-Apr 11 [subseries]:
 
(1) H. R. 656 - High Performance Computer Technology Act of 1991: Hearing before Subcommittees on Science & on Technology and Competitiveness of House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology. 102nd Congress, first session. 1991 Mar 7
 
(2) S.343 - Department of Energy High-Performance Computing Act of 1991: Hearing before the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, U.S. Senate. 102nd Congress, first session. 1991 Apr 11
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The Role of Basic Research in Economic Competitiveness: Hearing before the Subcommittee on Science of the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology. U.S. House of Representatives. 102nd Congress, first session. GPO. 1991 Jun 20. 239 pages
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Cable Television Regulation: Hearings before the Subcommittee on Telecommunications and Finance of the Committee on Energy and Commerce. U.S. House of Representatives. 102nd Congress, first session. GPO. 1049 pages. HPCC 18
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Information Infrastructure and Technology bill, etc., 1992 [subseries]:
 
(1) Gore re S.2937 - Information Infrastructure and Technology Act. Congressional Record - Senate. Introduced 1992 Jul 1. 4 pages
 
(2) H.R.5759 - Information Infrastructure and Technology Act of 1992. Companion to S.2937. Introduced 1992 Aug 4. Includes re applications for health care (mentioning NLM) and libraries, and access to scientific and technical information. 11 pages
 
(3) H.R.5231 - National Competitiveness Act of 1992. Introduced 1992 May 21. 34 pages
 
(4) H.R.5344 - To authorize the National Science Foundation to foster and support the development and use of certain computer networks. Rpt. 102-567. 1992 Sep 3. 5 pages
 
(5) Also includes re S.1200 - Communications Competitiveness and Infrastructure Modernization Act of 1991. Introduced 1991 Jun 4. 9 pages
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Management of NSFNET: Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Science of the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology. U.S. House of Representatives. 102nd Congress, second session. GPO. 1992 Mar 12. 189 pages
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Information Infrastructure and Technology bill, GPO WINDO, etc., 1992 May-Aug [subseries]:

Also includes information about bills on improving access to information, improving technology transfer, computer networks, copyright protection for computer software.

 
(1) S.2937 - Information Infrastructure and Technology Act. Introduced 1992 Jul 1. Companion bill H.R.5759 introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives 1992 Aug 4
 
(2) S.2813 - GPO Gateway to Government Act of 1992 and H.R.2772: GPO Wide Information Network for Data Online (WINDO) Act of 1991: Hearing before Senate Committee on Rules and Administration and House Committee on House Administration. 1992 Jul 23
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Information Infrastructure and Technology bill, GPO WINDO, etc., 1992 Jun 15-Jul 23 [subseries]:
 
(1) Information Infrastructure and Technology Act of 1992. 1992 Jun 30. Summary
 
(2) GPO Wide Information Network for Data Online Act of 1992 (WINDO): Hearing before the Committee on House Administration, the Senate Committee on Rules and Administration, and the Joint Committee on Printing. U.S. Congress. 1992 Jul 23
 
(3) Print media coverage
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Computer Security Act of 1987 (PL 100-235). Report by the Subcommittee on Technology and Competitiveness to the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology. U.S. House of Representatives. 102nd Congress, second session. 1992 Jul. 20 pages
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U.S. Industrial Competitiveness: Report by the Subcommittee on Technology and Competitiveness to the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology. U.S. House of Representatives. 102nd Congress, second session. GPO. 1992 Sep. 36 pages
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DAB Lindberg's "Technical and Scientific Information", 1992 Fall [subseries]:
 
(1) S.2937 - Information Infrastructure Act of 1992 and companion H.R.5759
 
(2) H.R.2772 - GPO Windo Act and S.2813 - GPO Gateway to Government Act
 
(3) H.R.3459 - Improvement of Information Access Act
 
(4) H.R.1989 - American Technology Preeminence Act of 1991 (PL 102-245)
 
(5) H.R.191 - Technology Transfer Improvements Act of 1991 and S.1581 of same title
 
(6) S.1200 - Communications Competitiveness and Infrastructure Modernization Act of 1991 and H.R.2546 of same title
 
(7) S.2748 - Library of Congress Fund Act of 1992 and companion H.R.5574 of same title
 
(8) S.2878 - Medical and Health Insurance Information Reform Act of 1992 and companion H.R.5464 of same title
 
(9) H.R.5344 - NSF Amendment
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Congressional interactions. 1992 Oct-Dec.
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National Communications Infrastructure: Hearings before the Subcommittee on Telecommunications and Finance of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce. 103rd Congress, first session. 1993 Jan 19, Feb 23, Mar 24, Mar 31. GPO. 433 pages
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H.R. 820 - The National Competitiveness Act of 1993: Hearings before the Subcommittee on Technology, Environment and Aviation of the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology. 103rd Congress, first session. 1993 Feb 17, Feb 23. 200 pages
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Technology Policy: Information Infrastructure - Hearings before the Subcommittee on Technology, Environment and Aviation, of the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology. 103rd Congress, first session. 1993 Mar 23 and Mar 25. 271 pages
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S.4 (Gore II), CSPP, 1993 Jan [subseries]:
 
(1) S.4 - National Competitiveness Act of 1993, which includes Title VI. Information Infrastructure and Technology. Introduced 1993 Jan 21 (legislative day Jan 5)
 
(2) Statement by John Sculley (Apple and CSPP): Perspectives on the National Information Infrastructure -- CSPP's Vision and Recommendations for Action. Before the [House] Subcommittee on Telecommunications and Finance. 1993 Jan 19. 21 pages
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HPCC Program, telecommunications, etc., 1993 Feb [subseries]:
 
(1) Hearing on the High Performance Computing and Network Program. 1993 Feb 2. Includes testimony by KR Kay (CSPP) and C Bender (Ohio Supercomputing Center and CASC)
 
(2) U.S. Telecommunications Infrastructure: Projected Future Evolution. S Gould. CRS. 1993 Feb 3. 9 pages
 
(3) Networked Communities and the Laws of Cyberspace. Rep. EJ Markey. Talk at CSTB. 1993 Feb 18. 10 pages
 
(4) Oversight hearing on the National Communications and Information Infrastructure, focusing on healthcare applications. U.S. House of Representatives. Includes testimony by DAB Lindberg (NLM). 1993 Feb 23
 
(5) CBO HPCC study. HPCC 128
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Competitiveness, telecommunications, health care data system, technology for economic growth, information super highway, access to Government information, electronic libraries, technology policy, etc., 1993 Mar [subseries]:
 
(1) S.473 - Department of Energy National Competitiveness Technology Partnership of 1993. Introduced 1993 Mar 2 (legislative day Jan 5). HPCC 262
 
(2) H.R.707 - Emerging Telecommunications Technologies Act of 1993. Introduced 1993 Mar 2. HPCC 263
 
(3) H.R. 1200 Title VII Sec. 486A. National Data System and Clearinghouse on Primary Care and Prevention Research, which addresses NIH and NLM. Introduced 1993 Mar 3. HPCC 258
 
(4) Technology for America's Economic Growth: A New Direction to Build Economic Strength - Testimony of JH Gibbons (OSTP) before the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology. U.S. House of Representatives. 1993 Mar 4
 
(5) S.560 - Paperwork Reduction Act of 1993. Introduced 1993 Mar 10. HPCC 260
 
(6) The Information Super Highway. Rep. LH Hamilton. Congressional Record - Extensions of Remarks. 1993 Mar 10. HPCC 266
 
(7) S.570 - Local Exchange Infrastructure Modernization Act of 1993. Introduced 1993 Mar 11. HPCC 259
 
(8) S.564 - Government Printing Office Electronic Information Access Enhancement Act of 1993. Introduced 1993 Mar 11. HPCC 261
 
(9) S.626 - To establish a system of State-based electronic libraries. Introduced 1993 Mar 22 (legislative day Mar 3). HPCC 255
 
(10) National Technology Policy: Hearings before the Subcommittee on Technology, Environment and Aviation, Committee on Science, Space and Technology. U.S. House of Representatives. 1993 Mar 3 and Mar 25. Includes testimony of VG Cerf (HPCC 168)
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Telecommunications infrastructure, successors to HPC Act of 1991, etc., 1993 Apr-May [subseries]:
 
(1) H.R.1504 - Communications Competitiveness and Infrastructure Modernization Act of 1993. Introduced 1993 Mar 29
 
(2) H.R.1312 - Local Exchange Infrastructure Modernization Act of 1993. Introduced 1993 Mar 11. Companion to S.570
 
(3) H.R. 1757 - High Performance Computing and High Speed Networking Applications Act of 1993. Introduced 1993 Apr 21. HPCC 160
 
(4) H.R.1757 - National Information Infrastructure Act of 1993. Introduced 1993 Jul. An amendment. HPCC 166
 
(5) H.R. 1757 - High Performance Computing and High Speed Networking Applications Act of 1993: Hearings before the Subcommittee on Science, Committee on Science, Space, and Technology. U.S. House of Representatives. 1993 1993 Apr 27, May 6, May 11
 
(6) S.4 - National Competitiveness Act of 1993. Draft. HPCC 161
 
(7) FY 1994 Senate Appropriations Committee. 1993 May 11 (hearing date). Statement of DAB Lindberg (NLM)
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Information infrastructure, medical care and HPC and IT, appropriations, S.4, etc., 1993 Jun-Sep [subseries]:
 
(1) H.R.1757, as reported by the Subcommittee on Science. 1993 Jun 17 (?). 38 pages. HPCC 159
 
(2) Congressional Briefing - Improving Medical Care: The Vision of High Performance Computing and Information Technology. FNLM. 1993 Jun 25
 
(3) H.R.1757 - National Information Infrastructure Act of 1993. Report 103-173. U.S. House of Representatives. 103rd Congress, first session. 1993 Jul 13. 51 pages. HPCC 175
 
(4) H.R.2639 - Telecommunications and Information Infrastructure and Public Broadcasting Facilities Assistance Act of 1993. Introduced 1993 Jul 14. Includes section-by-section analysis. 30 pages
 
(5) HPCC Congressional Staff Briefing. 1993 Jul 30
 
(6) Visit to NIH by Senator Robert Kerrey (D-NE). 1993 Aug 2
 
(7) Departments of Labor, HHS, and Related Agencies Appropriation Bill, 1994. Report 103-143. 1993 Sep 15 (legislative day Sep 7). Pages 76-131 and 276-277
 
(8) Departments of Veterans Affairs and HUD, and Independent Agencies Appropriation Bill, 1994. Report 103-137. Senate. 103rd Congress, first session. 1993 Sep 9 (legislative day Sep 7). 2 pages about OSTP
 
(9) Possible rewrite of S.4 Title VI. 1993 Sep 23. 19 pages. HPCC 267
 
(10) HPCC Congressional Briefing. 1993 Sep 24
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Partnerships and Collaboration as Competitiveness Tools: Hearing before the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology. U.S. House of Representatives. 103rd Congress, first session. 1993 Jul 9. 146 pages, 1993 Jul 9
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Advanced Computing in Health Care, S.4, 1993 Jul-Sep [subseries]:
 
(1) Hearing on Advanced Computing in Health Care before the Subcommittee on Science, Technology, and Space, Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. U.S. Senate. 1993 Aug 5. Includes testimony by DAB Lindberg (NCO/HPCC and NLM)
 
(2) S.4 - National Competitiveness Act of 1993. Report 103-113. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. GPO. 1993 Jul 28 (legislative day Jun 30). 110 pages
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Health care reform, Telemedicine Steering Committee, HPCC Program, S.4, etc. [subseries]:
 
(1) Prevention and Health Care Reform: Hearing before the Senate Labor and Human Resources Committee. 1993 Oct , 1993 Oct-Dec
 
(2) Telemedicine Steering Committee established by Sen. K Conrad. 1993 Oct 18 meeting
 
(3) Hearing on the HPCC Program before the Subcommittee on Science, Committee on Science, Space, and Technology. U.S. House of Representatives. 1993 Oct 25
 
(4) Possible rewrite of S.4 Title VI. 1993 Nov 4. 21 pages
 
(5) S.1494 - Health Information Modernization and Security Act of 1993. Companion to H.R.3137
 
(6) H.R.2639 - Telecommunications Infrastructure and Facilities Assistance Act of 1993. Referred to Senate 1993 Nov 9
 
(7) H.R.3476 - National Science and Technology Policy, Organization, and Priorities Act Amendments of 1993
 
(8) Proposed rewrite of S. 4 Title VI: Information Technology Applications Act of 1993. 1993 Nov 9. 23 pages
 
(9) H.R.1850 - University-Industry Technology Development Act
 
(10) Statement of PR Lee (HHS) before the Committee on Labor and Human Resources. U.S. Senate. 1993 Dec 8. References NLM and its Rural Outreach Program, NNLM, Grateful Med, and its telemedicine initiative
 
(11) H.R.3636 - National Communications Competition and Information Infrastructure Act of 1993
 
(12) Selected Legislation in the 103rd Congress Related to Electronic Information Delivery. LC. No date. HPCC 223
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S.4 - Draft Revisions. 1994 Feb 9-Jul 14
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Congressional Ad Hoc Steering Committee on Telemedicine and Health Care Informatics. 1994 Apr-1996 Jun 24
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HPCC briefing for Congressional staff. 1994 Apr 29 (briefing date)
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Telemedicine: An Information Highway to Save Lives: Hearing before Subcommittee on Investigations and Oversight, Committee on Science, Space, and Technology. U.S. House of Representatives. 1994 May 2. Includes testimony by DAB Lindberg (NLM).
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The HPCC Program: Hearing before House Subcommittee on Science, Committee on Science, Space and Technology. 1994 May 10. Includes testimony by DAB Lindberg (NLM), DB Nelson (DOE), LB Holcomb (NASA), M Ciment (NSF), JC Toole (DARPA)
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VA Health Care and Communication and Information Technologies: Hearing before the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, Committee on Veterans' Affairs. U.S. House of Representatives. 1994 Jul 20. Includes testimony by DAB Lindberg (NLM)
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Hearing on the HPCC Program before the Subcommittee on Basic Research, Committee on Science. U.S. House of Representatives, 1995 Oct 31 [subseries]:

Hearing also included testimony by AK Jones (DDR&E and CCIC Chair), J Toole (NCO/HPCC), ED Lazowska (U. Washington and CRA)

 
(1) Evolving the High Performance Computing and Communications Initiative to Support the Nation's Information Infrastructure -- Statement of IE Sutherland (Co-Chair, NRC Committee on HPCC: Status of a Major Initiative, and Sun Microsystems)
 
(2) Testimony by F Baskett (CSPP and Silicon Graphics). 1995 Oct 31
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CRS Report for Congress: The High Performance Computing and Communications (HPCC) Program: An Introduction. GJ McLoughlin. Updated 1996 Jun 20. 6 pages
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The Next Generation Internet Initiative: Hearing before the Committee on Science. U.S. House of Representatives. 1997 Sep 10. Includes testimony by JH Gibbons (Assistant to the President for Science and Technology), DJ Farber (PITAC)
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Overview of NIH Programs: Hearing before the Subcommittee on Health and Environment, Committee on Commerce. U.S. House of Representatives. 1997 Sep 30. Includes testimony by DAB Lindberg and D Lipman (both NLM)
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The Next Generation Internet Initiative: Hearing before the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. U.S. Senate. 1997 Nov 4. Includes testimony by JH Gibbons (Assistant to the President for Science and Technology), DOE, NSF, DARPA
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Support for PITAC, NITRD Act of 1999, supercomputers, 1999 Jun-Aug [subseries]:
 
(1) Staying Competitive. DA Bromley (formerly OSTP). Science. 1999 Aug 6. 2 pages
 
(2) Dan Davis (CASC and USC/ISI) to President Clinton and Members of Congress supporting PITAC, IT**2, and H.R.2086. 1999 Aug (?). 2 pages
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Department of Energy: Problems in the Management and Use of Supercomputers. Testimony by SD Kladiva (GAO) before the Subcommittee on Basic Research, Committee on Science. U.S. House of Representatives. 1999 Jul 14. 5 pages
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NITRD Act of 1999, etc., 1999 Nov 16-2001 Jun 26 [subseries]:
 
(1) H.R. 2086 -- Networking and Information Technology Research and Development Act (introduced 1999 Jun 9). Report 106-472 Part 1 [amendment]. 1999 Nov 16. 95 pages
 
(2) Sen. FJ Sensenbrenner to Sen. B Frist re not reaching agreement on authorization bill to double civilian R&D spending. 2000 Sep 19. 2 pages
 
(3) Reinventing the Internet -- Promoting Innovation in IT: Hearing before House Subcommittee on Research, Committee on Science. 2001 Jun 26. 14 pages. Included testimony by E Benhamou (3Com, PITAC), A Jones (NSB), CM Furlani (NCO/ITRD)
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S.2046 -- Next Generation Internet in the President's FY 2001 Budget: Hearing before Subcommittee on Science, Technology, and Space, Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. 106th Congress, second session. 2000 Mar 1. 65 pages
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H.R.28 -- High-Performance Computing Revitalization Act of 2005. Introduced 2005 Jan 4. 2005 Jan 4-Mar 24. 11 pages. Includes section-by-section analysis and bill summary
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S.733 -- Exascale Computing for Science, Competitiveness, Advanced Manufacturing, Leadership, and the Economy Act of 2013 -- "To amend the Department of Energy High-End Computing Revitalization Act of 2004. . . ." Introduced 2013 Apr 16. 5 pages
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H.R. 2495 -- American Super Computing Leadership Act -- "To amend the Department of Energy High-End Computing Revitalization Act of 2004" to improve the DOE high-end computing R&D program. Introduced 2013 Jun 25. 8 pages