From the National Guard Magazine - a must see : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread

"Racing Against the Calendar January 1999

With only 12 months now left to prepare, the National Guard's Y2K focus involves more than combat readiness. If the computer bug interrupts critical services, local authorities will need help. Maybe lots of help.

December 31, 1999 may be the biggest night of celebration the world has ever seen. But for some National Guardsmen, the eve of the millennium may mean a long night at the armory preparing to respond to the most widespread technological disaster in history."


-- Mr_Kennedy (, February 02, 1999


What I found particularly interesting in this article is a disclosure of "repair parts" back order problems. This in itself will jeopardise any remediations that have begun late and continue y2k problems well into the year 2000:

Quote from the article "Some are finding out how hard it can be to fix what seems like a simple problem. National Guard Bureau officials recently ordered new computers only to discover that some of them will not recognize the millennium. Those that are not compliant can affect the computers that are, said Jack Eck, the bureau's Y2K expert. Also, some agencies and companies are reporting a wait of as much as 72 weeks to receive telephone switches after they are ordered, he said."

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-- Mr_Kennedy (, February 02, 1999.

Hey..That is the most helpful article I have read to date when it come to making my decisions. I appreciate your finding this and I think everyone ought to have a look at this one. If the National Gaurd, the Red Cross, and FEMA are saying it could get bad...makes ytou wonder why the media is not...

Thanks agian,


-- PMM (, February 02, 1999.


The article was flagged and discussed last week, on lots of earlier threads. It is quite "interesting" reading.


-- Diane J. Squire (, February 02, 1999.

Diane, I had not seen any references to this article before. (Been under the influence of Nyquil.) If you have any "handy" references to the threads, I'd appreciate it. Otherwise, I'll be looking through a lot of the posts again...

-- Mr_Kennedy (, February 02, 1999.


That article should be brought up and re-posted once a week. It's that important, and there is so much traffic here that if you blink you miss something. Witness the post above yours.

-- De (, February 02, 1999.

De & Mr_Kennedy,

When I get back home to my trusty Mac and bookmarks, I'll string some links together for you. As it is, this borrowed PC is a *pain* to work with.

Diane, lost in Cascadia

-- Diane J. Squire (, February 03, 1999.

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