Washington D.C. Poorly Prepared for Year 2000

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Clink on the link for this Yahoo! Headlines story:

Capitol Poorly Prepared for Year 2000

-- Codejockey (codejockey@geek.com), February 19, 1999


If Clinton is smart, HE'LL be in the air on New Year's Eve...sure hope Air Force One is Y2K compliant!


-- Roland (nottelling@nowhere.com), February 19, 1999.

"The District may be unable to effectively ensure public safety, collect revenue, educate students and provide health care services."

Other than collect revenue, DC can't do any of these things NOW, much less after rollover. Keep in mind, though, that the mayor of this fine burg thinks the word "niggardly" is a racial slur.

-- Vic (Roadrunner@compliant.com), February 19, 1999.

At noon today CBS news in the D.C. metro area made a brief mention about the above too. It was very brief.

Also, ABC has issued a promo on "D.C. Y2K unpreparedness" as a teaser for their News 7 @ 5 p.m. today. It will be interesting to see how they run the story. I think I'll take a look at their website and see if there's any mention of it there.

-- Anon (anon@abc.com), February 19, 1999.

Some of these guys sluff off the expense/$$/labor/effort of Y2K remediation with the snarfy thought that in the end, they won't be allowed to fail anyway (We'll see if the bluff puts them over the bluff ;) They're holding their Dependents hostage for $$ and 11th hour rescue. Sick.

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-- Leska (allaha@earthlink.net), February 19, 1999.

I don't know if Air Force One is compliant or not but I saw something on the learning channel about it. It said Air Force One can store 3000 meals. So all you ppls in that area--go there for a freebie meal.LOL

-- maji (abc@prepared.com), February 19, 1999.

The first story I saw about D.C.'s problems was in an October 3, 1998 article in the Washington Post. The Post link is dead now, but you can see most of the article at this link...


-- Kevin (mixesmusic@worldnet.att.net), February 19, 1999.

I found a similar story in the Washington Post with more information. In the last sentence, D.C.'s Y2K program manager recommends storing four weeks' worth of water! Link here.

-- Codejockey (codejockey@geek.com), February 19, 1999.

GAO: Y2K Could Bring D.C. to a Halt - article from Washington Post

I live in D.C. While I think the general cynicism about D.C. is unwarranted, there is no doubt that the city government is not going to be ready.

-- Buddy (buddy@bellatlantic.net), February 19, 1999.

Wash post article

forgot an equal sign

-- buddy (b@b...), February 19, 1999.

Stop worrying. Were working on a new baseball team here.

-- dave (wootendave@hotmail.com), February 19, 1999.

I think this was posted in another thread, but what the hey...

From: cory hamasaki in: comp.software.year-2000

Re: Washington D.C.

Sample quote: "Dee Cee is a third world country holding the U.S. Federal Government hostage..."

-- Mac (sneak@lurk.com), February 19, 1999.

The latest GAO Y2K report was announced but not yet available. Note: District of Columbia Remains Behind Schedule. Is that a happy face?


GAO Daybook - February 19, 1999

http://www.gao.gov/ daybook/990219.htm

The General Accounting Office (GAO) today released the following testimony and correspondence:


1. Year 2000 Computing Crisis: The District of Columbia Remains Behind Schedule, by Jack L. Brock, Jr., Director of Governmentwide and Defense Information Systems Issues, before the Subcommittee on the District of Columbia, House Committee on Government Reform. GAO/T- AIMD-99-84, Feb. 19.

The report(s) listed above will be available soon both electronically and in print.

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