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I apologize if this is repetitive but I didn't see a thread for it (and I did check) the web site is http://www.drudgereport.com/matt.htm
JANET RENO DEVELOPS AGENCY THAT WILL DEAL WITH Y2K CRISIS
Attorney General Janet Reno has quietly created a small agency within the FBI that will deal with Y2K repercussions.
The agency, The National Domestic Preparedness Office, is now up and running -- and preparing -- despite the fact it does not officially exist! Congress has not yet approved its budget.
A mission statement from the NDPO: "To coordinate all Federal efforts, including those of the Department of Defense, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Health and Human Services, Department of Energy, and the Environmental Protection Agency, to assist State and local first responders with planning, training, equipment, and exercise necessary to respond to a conventional or non-conventional weapon of mass destruction incident."
But investigative legend Jack Anderson is set to report in his syndicated column that the NDPO will be the federal authority for any national Y2K repercussions.
Anders also reports: Later this month, the Federal Emergency Management Agency will hold a national "table top" simulated scenario drill -- similar to the "war games" played out in the military.
The drill "will pull together all emergency and military resources. FEMA, along with the National Guard, is responsible for coordinating state and local responses to Y2K problems while the State Department will cover international social problems," Anderson reports.
The U.S. military is quietly planning a sophisticated social-response network in case civil unrest should erupt.
Military types are denying a newspaper story that captured Marines in a "civil unrest exercise" at Quantico.
"They told me what the exercise was about and then asked me not to report it," says Dave Ellis of the POTOMAC NEWS.
The reporter filed a Page One story that ran with a photo apparently showing the Marines in "Y2K riot training".
"[The Marines] were worried that people would think they were painting helicopters black and training for a huge government crackdown at the millennium," he explains.
-- Diane (DDEsq2002@juno.com), May 09, 1999
yes, i've seen 2 threads on it.
-- jocelyne slough (firstname.lastname@example.org), May 09, 1999.
This was posted several days ago as a DRUDGE report. I can not find the thread but it was titled "JANET RENO ......."
Lots of interesting discussion on the thread.
-- helium (email@example.com), May 09, 1999.
LINKS TO FOLLOW:
-- chuck, a Night Driver (firstname.lastname@example.org), May 09, 1999.
Thanks. I'll read the other links. Maybe I don't know how to search right.
-- Diane (DDEsq2002@juno.com), May 09, 1999.
Diane-that will be the day!
-- Mike Lang (email@example.com), May 09, 1999.
FBI to Administer PDD-63, Counter-CyberTerrorism. This Includes Y2K.
-- Anon (i@don't.know), May 10, 1999.