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Hack Attack

August 1, 1997 he computer sitting on your desk can do many things. It can calculate long tables of numbers in a flash, call up electronic libraries of information for a report, keep track of meetings for years to come and connect you with millions of people via that web of computer networks ...

Dragnet

May 21, 1997 Island Casino is every gambler's dream. One of a thriving new breed of gambling enterprises launched in the last year, it offers roulette, craps, video poker, slot machines, sports betting--on football, baseball, basketball, hockey and boxing--and a bingo game billed as "one of the world's largest." It's quick, it's open ...

Infowar

April 22, 1997 A bell marking the opening of business sounds on the cavernous trading floor of the New York Stock Exchange. It is Feb. 4, 2006, a decade after the White House sent the aircraft carrier Nimitz into the Strait of Taiwan, infuriating China, which had been firing missiles at Taipei. As ...

Crashing Computers

March 3, 1997 In the mid-1980s, officials at the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), prompted by the need to handle an ever-growing mountain of tax returns more efficiently, decided to overhaul the agency's aging computers. Give us enough money, they told Congress, and we'll not only bring in $40 billion in extra tax revenues ...

Keeping the Revolution Alive

February 10, 1997 Did someone say the Republican fervor for revolution is fading in Congress? That's certainly not happening in the Senate, where members of the classes of 1994 and 1996 continue to storm the barricades. On Jan. 29, Rod Grams of Minnesota reintroduced a bill to eliminate the Energy Department. The next ...

Rare Reports on the Web

January 13, 1997 If anyone other than a Member of Congress asked the Congressional Research Service (CRS) for copies of the reports the agency writes, the answer would be an emphatic "no." But a Washington-based science interest group called the Committee for the National Institute for the Environment somehow has managed to make ...

Another Federal Code to Crack

January 11, 1997 NATIONAL JOURNAL, Vol. 29, No. 02 he debate over how--and whether--the overseas sales of devices that can turn computer transmissions into eavesdropper- proof gibberish should be regulated has never been short of complications. And now, thanks to new export regulations published by the Commerce Department, it's about to become positively ...

The House's Net Dilemma

December 9, 1996 When the House Republican Conference late last month approved a new House rule that requires committees to put their documents on the Internet, it created a quandary that only lawyers could love. The proposed rule directs each House committee to "make its publications available in electronic form." But online activists ...

Congress on the Net

November 27, 1996 The thousands of reports, transcripts and draft texts of legislation that Congress generates could become available to the public on the Internet after the House convenes in January, Hill aides say. But nobody's willing to be more specific about what will be posted, or when. Rep. Rick A. White, R-Wash., ...

National Security: A Dramatic Makeover

November 16, 1996 erhaps not surprisingly, the calls began even before the debris was swept from the victory party. Secretary of State Christopher traveled to Little Rock, Ark., for a private meeting with Clinton the day after the election, one last errand after four years and nearly 700,000 miles of frequent flying. Defense ...