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Clinton's August 5 Message to Cabinet Members on Y2K http://www.pub.whitehouse.gov/uri-res/I2R?urn:pdi://oma... Comment: This is not posted on the regular What's New page at www.whitehouse.gov. I found it on a less well-known page that lists everything for the week.
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THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary ___________________________________________________________________ For Immediate Release August 5, 1999
August 4, 1999
MEMORANDUM FOR MEMBERS OF THE CABINET
SUBJECT: Year 2000 Computer Problem
The end of 1999 is less than 6 months away. Federal agencies have made significant progress in meeting the challenges posed by the Year 2000 (Y2K) computer problem since the Vice President and I discussed this issue at the Cabinet meeting in January 1998. Virtually all of the major Federal agencies have completed, or will soon complete, work on their mission-critical systems, and agencies are working aggressively to encourage compliance among their organizational partners for the delivery of key Federal services.
Our efforts to solve the Y2K problem provide an important example of the Government's ability to respond to difficult management challenges, and I appreciate your commitment to this critical issue. However, your ongoing support through 1999 is essential to the Nation's ability to achieve the ultimate goal of minimizing Y2K-related failures in the public and private sectors.
You should continue your outreach efforts to organizations domestically and internationally. We must encourage compliance efforts among our partners, such as State and local governments helping to deliver Federal services and private sector organizations supporting the Nation's critical infrastructure. Internationally, the continued exchanges of technical information with other governments about Y2K experiences will help to limit potential Y2K problems in our trading relationships.
You also should maintain your focus on contingency and back-up plans. While many systems and processes have been tested multiple times, being prepared with alternate operating plans provides an important extra layer of insurance against unexpected difficulties and will enhance our ability to respond to any challenges associated with the date change.
I also encourage you to continue to work closely with my Council on Year 2000 Conversion, and with each other, as we approach January 1, 2000. If we continue our hard work on this important issue, I am confident that we will be able to oversee a successful transition to the new millennium.
WILLIAM J. CLINTON
-- zoobie (firstname.lastname@example.org), August 07, 1999
"You should continue your outreach efforts to organizations domestically and internationally. We must encourage compliance efforts among our partners, such as State and local governments helping to deliver Federal services and private sector organizations supporting the Nation's critical infrastructure. "
Yes indeed, we the Federal government are "OK", if there are any problems it will NOT be OUR fault. Now were ready to help little brother.
Under NO circumstances will the Federal government take the FALL for y2k !!
-- Ray (email@example.com), August 07, 1999.
The message is : the end is near.... it wasn't my fault... sorry... Mr. I.T. and myself struggled hard and achieved Federal Y2K readiness: IT'S THE OTHERS THAT WON'T MAKE IT !
Good research post zoobie. Congratulations
-- George (firstname.lastname@example.org), August 07, 1999.
it's from doom meister north's site
-- zoobie (email@example.com), August 07, 1999.
He has taken the fatal blow (Impeachment) and brushed it off with splendor as the prophecy says he will... He knows what is coming as his father has instucted him to keep the masses unaware of their fate. The "polly" posters on this forum are his agents.
-- Itiswritten (Pollyagents@clintoon.com), August 07, 1999.
Clinton is actually not lying; the agency's Y2K work WILL be done by the end of this year. Unfortunately, the scope of said work does not extend anywhere near what it would take to make their normal operations after 1/1/2000 possible...
www.y2ksafeminnesota.com (recently redone, with graphics and new updates)
-- MinnesotaSmith (firstname.lastname@example.org), August 07, 1999.
Our efforts to solve the Y2K problem provide an important example of the Government's ability to respond to difficult management challenges
This statement will be true (and meaningless) under anything from a 0 to 10 Y2K scenario. It may prove the government has great ability or no ability. Typical Clintonese. It is very sad that we have such weak leadership both in the White House and Capitol Hill at a time of grave crisis. While I am not a true doomer I just don't see how we avoid an oil crisis and other ancillary Y2K effects that will drive the nation and the world into a major economic depression.
-- cgbg jr (email@example.com), August 07, 1999.
What Y2K remediation can you expect from a president who is basically computer ignorant?
This is a sad case, but it must progress to its final conclusion.
-- Randolph (firstname.lastname@example.org), August 07, 1999.