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Nothing "earth shattering", but worth a look.
-- Roland (email@example.com), April 20, 1999
Theyve changed the web design somewhat. I do notice they STILL arent providing direct links to the actual guest Testimony before the subcommittee. Bummer.
Interesting tidbits ...
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
APRIL 14, 1999
STATEMENT OF SENATOR CHRISTOPHER J. DODD
HEARING ON FEDERAL GOVERNMENT YEAR 2000 PREPAREDNESS:
WHAT'S NEXT FOR THOSE WHO MISSED THE MARCH DEADLINE
... the fact that 92% of these individual mission critical systems are Y2K compliant does not mean that the government is 92% Y2K ready. ...
... the federal government must not lose its focus, because serious Y2K concerns continue to linger. The reported 92% compliance is, after all, only a number and numbers alone do not tell the entire story of today's complex software driven world.
... But orchestrating Y2K contingency plans for the broader operations of a department or agency is a highly complex endeavor. The government still has a long way to go in developing contingency plans and business continuity plans to deal with unexpected Y2K failures.
... We need comprehensive business continuity and contingency plans. In addition to their "mission critical business" operations, agencies with national security and emergency preparedness responsibilities need to ensure that Y2K does not prevent them from being able to perform these critical tasks.
... Affirming the importance of contingency planning, on March 31rst OMB announced that it would ask the agencies to submit their Y2K business contingency and continuity plans in June. However, OMB has not yet set a target date for validated and tested contingency plans.
... We have a long way to go before we can say we made it. Maybe some time next April we can finally really breathe a sigh of relief. However, the government and industry will both be stronger. In many instances, companies and government agencies are streamlining processes and clarifying priorities and missions in ways they never have. This will lead to increased productivity and efficiency enabling us to embrace the possibilities that the new century will offer.
Send any e-mail responses to: Year2000@y2k.senate.gov -- hopefully theyll respond.
-- Diane J. Squire (firstname.lastname@example.org), April 20, 1999.
The "heads" up on the oil hearings is good info to have. I read this to mean they'll hold hearings on April 22 (day after tomorrow). I'm sure there will be news coverage on this. Good. Thanks.
-- FM (email@example.com), April 20, 1999.
Thanks, Diane. I don't think anything can be clearer than:
"... the federal government must not lose its focus, because serious Y2K concerns continue to linger. The reported 92% compliance is, after all, only a number and numbers alone do not tell the entire story of today's complex software driven world."
-- Old Git (firstname.lastname@example.org), April 20, 1999.