GAO report on Federal Government: "Critical Issues Must Still Be Addressed" : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread

Statement of Gene L. Dodaro

-- regular (zzz@z.z), April 30, 1999


What's the deal with the Agency for International Development? They've fixed ZERO mission critical systems, and it is apparent that they're not going to function next year.

I'm not even clear on what this agency does, but it almost seems as if the Y2K neglect is intentional at this point.

-- Doug (, April 30, 1999.

Drat - can't cut and paste from the report. Look inside at the state and federal interface description - Health & Human Services section, for data received in March 1999. Few states responded (less that a quarter in one case.) MMore than half the responses in one case were "scheduled" to be done after Sept 1999. Remediation incomplete, testing not done, business sotware (how to run a multi-billion dollar department) not started yet. But the "percent complete" of critical systems was 92%. And that only leaves 93% of the federal computer systems listed as "non-critical" and hence non-remediated.

And thus subject to failure.

-- Robert A. Cook, PE (Kennesaw, GA) (, April 30, 1999.

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