Whose ox is being gored?greenspun.com : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread
When all of those useless "non-mission critical" systems are triaged out, then whose ox is going to be gored, and what is going to be the effect?
when all of those
-- dave (firstname.lastname@example.org), February 03, 1999
Mission Critical=Programs and hardware necessary to calculate, print and deliver paychecks of high-ranking government bureaucrats in a timely, accurate and dependable fashion.
Non-mission Critical = Programs and hardware which are not "mission critical" as defined above.
-- Puddintame (email@example.com), February 03, 1999.
Include in definition of Mission Critical:
Ensuring timely delivery of power, fuel, food, and medical care to top-ranking government bureaucrats.
Non-Mission-Critical: Same as above.
-- A (A@AisA.com), February 03, 1999.
Mission-Critical = any system whose malfunction would be noticed by voters, or a Bilderberg.
-- Lisa (firstname.lastname@example.org), February 03, 1999.
DoD reportedly classified "Payroll" systems as NON-mission-critical, until someone pointed out that service personnel who haven't been paid get a might cranky, thus adversely impacting odds of "mission success". They were then re-classified as "mission-critical" and added to that truly incredible 8-10% of systems being worked on.
-- Mac (email@example.com), February 03, 1999.
Besides cranky, and having an impact on "successful mission completion" is the fact that you really want to pay the hundred- thousand or so folks whom you are giving guns, planes, tanks, rockets, bombs, bullets, etc.
Kinda like "Who gets paid first, the mercenaries or the indig troops???"
THe obvious answer is the merc's because you hired them because you couldn't do the job with indig troops.
And you can use the mercs to keep the indigs in line.
-- Chuck, night driver (firstname.lastname@example.org), February 04, 1999.