Federal Government CIOs give glimpse into Y2K efforts

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Another item that needs to be read between the lines.


This part is particularly notable:

"PD 63 will replace Y2K as the big issue," said Fernando Burbano, CIO of the U.S. Department of State.

-- Nominal (cannot@say.com), March 22, 1999


I am SURE the gov would like to have anything replace y2k. Here comes the COVERUP !! Will it work???


-- Ray (ray@totacc.com), March 22, 1999.

We now have a war brewing in Yugoslavia, that should divert a lot of attention from Y2K.

-- yugo (yugo@yugo.com), March 22, 1999.

However, these companies have caught up and now claim that they will be 97 percent compliant in June. In addition, telecommunications companies are planning two testing dates with the federal government, the first scheduled for April 9 and the second later in the year.

Now the telecommunications companies are planning a test for April 9? Does this strike anyone else as peculiar?

-- Online2Much (ready_for_y2k@mindspring.com), March 22, 1999.

Lets see, NERC? <:)=

-- Sysman (y2kboard@yahoo.com), March 22, 1999.

How about a guess -- the second test will be September 9th?

-- bob (bob@bob.bob), March 22, 1999.

See also ...

Chief Information Officers Council -- Whats New ...


New Y2K 8th Quarterly Report released on March 18, 1999 -- Progress on Year 2000 Conversion. ..."Of the remaining 1,354 mission critical systems that are not yet compliant, 966 (71 percent) are being repaired, 270 (20 percent) are being replaced..."

PDF format, 56 pages.

http:// www.cio.gov/8thQuarterlyReport.pdf

Also linked as a Word document...

http:// www.cio.gov/8thQuarterlyReport.doc

-- Diane J. Squire (sacredspaces@yahoo.com), March 22, 1999.

PD63 as in PRESIDENTIAL DIRECTIVE 63 perhaps? What new mischief is brewing now? WW

-- Wildweasel (vtmldm@epix.net), March 22, 1999.

See also ...

An End to Executive Orders?

http://www.greenspun.com/bboard/q-and-a-fetch-msg.tcl?msg_id= 000df2

-- Diane J. Squire (sacredspaces@yahoo.com), March 22, 1999.

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