California government seminar on Y2K - August 18 and 19 : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread

It's apparently not open to the general public, but I thought those of you in California would like to know about this state government seminar anyway:*+glitch*+y2k&sv=IS&lk=noframes&col=NX&kt=A&ak=news1486

-- Linkmeister (, August 09, 1999


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Governor's Y2K D-Day Strategy to be Announced

01:57 p.m Aug 09, 1999 Eastern

PASADENA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 9, 1999--Elias Cortez, State of California CIO and David Lema, Special Advisor on Y2K to Governor Gray Davis, will be presenting a vital Y2K strategy update at the Southern California Executive Leadership Forum in Pasadena on August 19th at 10:30am.

Running August 18 & 19 at the Pasadena Convention Center, the Leadership Forum will address the key policy, management and technology issues currently facing government.

Cortez will be providing an update on the key area of inter- governmental interface Y2K testing. These interfaces allow government organizations, such as law enforcement agencies, to share important information including vehicle registration and criminal history.

The "Follow the Sun" strategy, presented by Lema, involves the Governor's Year 2000 Business Council, the Governor's Office of Emergency Services and the California Trade and Commerce Agency. The plan is to use strategically positioned State of California employees in remote offices all over the world who will forward vital information as the clock moves forward in their time zones.

The seminar will help government organizations in California stay tuned to developments all over the world that may affect their jurisdiction in the days and hours before and after December 31.

Designed by and for government, the Forum is attended by key state and local government elected officials, executives, technologists and industry specialists.

For more information about the Forum, contact Alan Cox at 916/363- 5000 ext. 314 or

Copyright 1999, Business Wire


-- Linkmeister (, August 09, 1999.

Thank you Linkmeister!!!

I live a half mile away from where this seminar will be taking place. Does anyone know if there's an ice cube's chance in Hades for a Citizen to attend such a meeting??! I'll check the phone number on this end and find out.

Thank you so much for this posting!

Grace in Pasadena

-- Carolyn Grace (, August 09, 1999.

Wow, I wonder who the state is going to get to man the Follow the Sun offices?

-- Mitchell Barnes (, August 09, 1999.


We will send our favorite employees to Hawaii, and those troublemakers to Venezuela to welcome in the new year.

Got candles?

-- greg (, August 09, 1999.

If this wasn't so sad, it would be funny. This is the best that Cortez and Co. can come up with? Act like they're thinking oh-so-globally by having some state employees head out on boondoggles? Shades of Bennett's 18-hour "early warning". One wonders just what useful information is supposed to be relayed westward.

Cortez ran IS for San Bernadino before he got tapped for the state post. Rumor is that San Berdoo is in deep kimchee re Y2K. Now I know why.

-- Mac (sneak@lurk.hid), August 10, 1999.

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