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GAO Y2K Behind Schedule Report On Washington D.C. Now Available

If interested. Havent read it yet.


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Year 2000 Computing Crisis: The District of Columbia Remains Behind Schedule. T-AIMD-99-84. 6 pp. February 19, 1999.

-- Diane J. Squire (, March 17, 1999


Good DGI material. Thanks, Diane!


-- jhollander (, March 17, 1999.

Thanks Diane. :-)

-- Deborah (, March 17, 1999.

Diane -- I can't get into the document with my Adobe Acrobat reader. Any suggestions? Libby in DC

-- Libby Alexander (, March 17, 1999.


You may need to close your AA reader, and increase it's memory. (If you can do that on a PC).

I tried sending the PDF URL to the Adobe text translator but for some unknown reason, it's not accepting it. A text version is not yet up at GAO. Could you e-mail them and ask when?

The report is "light" but there ARE some hard hitting Y2K D.C. statements in it. Can you say "ouch."


-- Diane J. Squire (, March 17, 1999.

Diane -- Done! We'll see what they have to say...

-- Libby Alexander (, March 17, 1999.

So our nation's capital is behind a FULL YEAR, eh? And on MISSION CRITICAL systems. The implications of this are staggering. My mind has been racing since I read it; visions of the capitol burning, thousands dying in a bitter DC winter. This is major. What are the DC inner-city folks going to do when Big Brother is no long there to take care of them? And are there any programmers out there willing to brave a darkened city to try to solve the problem post-2000?


-- jhollander (, March 18, 1999.

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