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Federal Agencies Miss Their Y2K Reporting Deadline. But They're Working on Them. Link: http://www.fcw.com/pubs/fcw/1999/0621/web-money-6-22-99... Comment: U.S. agencies are so far behind on y2k assessment that they did not turn in reports with cost estimates.

When a government agency won't turn in a report that will get it more money, you know it's behind.

This is from FEDERAL COMPUTER WEEK (June 21).

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Although under pressure to estimate the total cost of the Year 2000 computer problem, the Office of Management and Budget cannot determine if additional funding is needed because most federal agencies did not submit their contingency plans with cost estimates on time, the OMB director said today.

During testimony before the Senate Special Committee on the Year 2000 Technology Problem, OMB director Jacob Lew said a majority of agencies missed the June 15 deadline to submit Year 2000 backup plans for possible emergencies, and the plans that were turned in did not provide cost estimates.

Lew said he should receive more contingency plans in the next "several weeks," but he could not provide an exact date. "I wish I can say I will have all the plans June 30," Lew said. "I will get back with you after reviewing the contingency plans."

According to the General Accounting Office, federal spending on Year 2000 readiness is estimated to be $8.7 billion, up from the initial $2.3 billion estimate in February 1997, and may continue upward after Jan. 1, 2000. . . .

Link: http://www.fcw.com/pubs/fcw/1999/0621/web-money-6-22-99...

-- zoobie (zoobiezoob@yahoo.com), June 25, 1999


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U.S. Agencies Missed Fed Deadline For Y2K Contingency Plans (Federal Computer Week)

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-- Diane J. Squire (sacredspaces@yahoo.com), June 25, 1999.

"When a government agency won't turn in a report that will get it more money, you know it's behind."

100% true. Where is Inspector Clouseau when you need him? It's a laff riot, until you consider the consequences of incompetence this time around.

-- BigDog (BigDog@duffer.com), June 25, 1999.

HOW MANY>police officer,s will bug-out??--honest question.

-- al-d. (CATT@ZIANET.COM), June 25, 1999.

I think that many more national guardsman will go awol than cops,depends on whether it's a "10" or not

-- zoobie (zoobiezoob@yahoo.com), June 25, 1999.

Yeah Zoobie & --al-d Besides that how do you maintain order in a political correct nation as well.....?

-- kevin (innxxs@yahoo.com), June 25, 1999.

And WHEN they bug out...who's side will that put them on? Yeah baby. Would somebody please get Janet some smelling salts?

-- Will continue (farming@home.com), June 25, 1999.

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