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NRC's Jackson May Revert to Academe

Word is that Nuclear Regulatory Commission chairwoman Shirley Ann Jackson, a physicist who's been NRC chief since 1995, is heading back to academia to be a top official at the Rensselear Polytechnic Institute in Troy, N.Y. Jackson had been a physics professor at Rutgers University before coming down here.

) Copyright 1998 The Washington Post Company

Not that I can blame her. This has to be the smallest story in the Post today, but it certainly says quite a bit. Any comments?

-- Mike Lang (, December 11, 1998


My server couldn't open that sight. I would really like to read that. Very interesting...

-- madeline (, December 11, 1998.

Damn, this crosses my mind whenever someone like this resigns, but I smell a rat leaving the sinking ship.

When is the real RAT gonna resign?

-- Anti-Chainsaw (, December 11, 1998.

The top of the page should read High Noon Contingency.(It is the

last paragraph) This is a mish mash of Washington comings and goings

and can be ahead of announcements. It is in the section Nations News

in an area called In The Loop. Wish I was better at this.

-- Mike Lang (, December 11, 1998.

Now, does this surprise anyone? Let's see if we can start a resignation scorecard:

1) Fed y2k czar (mid-1998) 2) American Airlines CEO (early 1998) 3) The CEO and CFO of EDS (this month -- and EDS does the y2k remediation for a number of big, big companies) 4) Dozens of IT professionals involved in y2k remediation projects

And this is just off the top of my head. What do you want to bet executive resignations is all the rage in 1999?

-- Menger

-- Menger (, December 11, 1998.

Actually, Rensselear Poly (or affectionately RPI SCUM to us Techers) is a fairly prestigious place (*) and would be EXTREMELY attractive after the bricks and brickbats she has been fielding.


* You have no idea what the preceding 5 words cost........;-)

-- Chuck a night driver (, December 11, 1998.

Menger - Let me say up front I am not attacking you, but you put the info up and I am just qouting it from you:

1) Fed y2k czar (mid-1998)

I missed this one

2) American Airlines CEO (early 1998)

What reason was given? AA, like all airlines has been having financial problems. What was his age? What sort of pension package was he set to receive? Did he go to work somewhere else?

3) The CEO and CFO of EDS (this month -- and EDS does the y2k remediation for a number of big, big companies)

See what I said above. Any chance they were hired by other Y2K remediators? Programmers are being swapped around all the time for better pay...same can happen with execs.

4) Dozens of IT professionals involved in y2k remediation projects

Did they get out completely or did they move on to other projects?

I am SURE some are Y2K related, but compare all this activity to past years and your not going to see a whole lot of difference. I have a friend who is a counseltant (non-Y2K related) who every time I turn around he has changed companies. When a company is having problems this is the guy they call in and they pay him more than the last. Well when you call the company he was with they will tell you "He has resigned his postion with this company" or "He is no longer with the company". No reason is ever given, I only ever find out when I call his house or he calls me. So if you listen to the former company your mind can go anywhere, when you talk to him you get the truth.

Just something I think should be kept in mind.


-- Rick Tansun (, December 12, 1998.

Our local county IT dept just lost it's head of Y2K projects. It had been planned for a long time of course ;) Also saw in our local paper that the "Black Box" that was "supposed" to fix Y2K doesn't "work". SHEESH, Who's on first?

-- Uncle Deedah (, December 12, 1998.

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