Information Systems (IS) is the primary technology support group for the Department of Legislative Services (DLS) and the Maryland General Assembly (MGA). The services of IS include design, development, maintenance, telecommunications, and support of custom legislative systems such as legislative bill drafting, bill status, and chamber automation. IS supports about 1200 personal computers in the Annapolis complex and operates a legislative data center including Windows Servers hosting Exchange, SQL Server, IIS Server and other related facilities. In addition, most members of the General Assembly have personal and laptop computers supplied and supported by IS with an integrated legislative office computing package. IS has dedicated user-support and training activities and a core team that develops and supports DLS and MGA applications. IS is structured and operated as an "in-house" consulting group.