ever wonder what DOD means by "mission critical"?

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well according to


in at least one case, they mean a VIP parking garage...wow! keeping the world safe for BMWs and Caddies...what a concept!


-- Arlin H. Adams (ahadams@ix.netcom.com), November 28, 1998


I can't help but laugh at what the guy in charge had to say:

USA TODAY - Pentagon exaggerated Y2K readiness

WASHINGTON - The Pentagon office responsible for safety and security of U.S. nuclear stockpiles and emergency response in a nuclear incident acknowledges falsifying readiness reports on the looming Year 2000 computer problem.

"I have a good feeling about Y2K in this agency,"

says Capt. Allan Toole, who was recently assigned to correct the Year 2000 (Y2K) problems at the DSWA.

He has a good "feeling" about our nuclear weapons being compliant, so he doesn't think we need to bother with the testing!

Well, now I'll sleep much better knowing that this guy's in charge.

-- infoman (infoman@web.com), November 28, 1998.

Any hammer that cost less than $747.00.

-- Rob Michaels (sonofdust@net.com), November 28, 1998.

Only a Captain? Seems like an outfit that inportant should be at least a colonel.

-- Martin Thompson (Martin@aol.com), November 28, 1998.

So how do they "test" a "failsafe" ckt? Hope they're careful....

-- Robert A. Cook, P.E. (Kennesaw, GA) (cook.r@csaatl.com), November 29, 1998.

How do they identify a system as mission critical?

Ooh! Ooh! I know that one :)

"A mission critical system is defined as a system that is directly utilized by the unit in the performance of the unit's mission, and the loss or malfunction of which would adversely affect the mission as a whole."

Really, that's what the guidance that came down from HQ said when we were supposed to identify MC systems for budget purposes. Course that was more than a year ago. I'm sure they've added some words since then.

-- Arewyn (nordic@northnet.net), November 30, 1998.

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