Bennett/Dodd: 9/8 press conference : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread

From the Senate web page, news of a Y2K update press conference planned by Senators Bennett & Dodd:

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thursday, August 26, 1999

BENNETT, DODD WILL PRESENT Y2K UPDATE AT NATIONAL PRESS CLUB: Chairman and Vice-Chairman of Senate Y2K Committee will appear jointly at Newsmaker Luncheon on eve of 9/9/99

WASHINGTON, DC U.S. Senators Robert F. Bennett (R-Utah), Chairman of the U.S. Senate Special Committee on the Year 2000 Technology Problem and Christopher J. Dodd (D-Conn.), the committee Vice-Chair, will address the National Press Club in September with regard to the Y2K computer problem.

In addition to an overview of U.S. and international Y2K status, the Senators' remarks will focus on Y2K compliance in the health care industry; individual Y2K preparation and Y2K's role in understanding long-term security threats to U.S. high-tech infrastructure. Senators Bennett and Dodd will also preview details from a new committee report due for release in late September.

WHAT: Joint Address to National Press Club Newsmaker Luncheon

WHO: Senator Robert F. Bennett (R-Utah), Chairman Senator Christopher J. Dodd (D-Conn.), Vice-Chair U.S. Senate Special Committee on the Year 2000 Technology Problem

WHEN/ WHERE: 1:00 PM EST Wednesday, September 8, 1999 Ballroom National Press Club 529 14th Street, NW Washington DC

MEDIA ATTENDANCE INFORMATION: Credentialed reporters may cover the luncheon without buying a luncheon ticket, but must sit in the galleries above the ballroom. Credentialed camera crews covering the speakers must take their place on the riser at the rear of the ballroom on a first-come, first-serve basis. Technical questions regarding the Press Club's audio/video capabilities should be directed to Howard Rothman at (202) 662-7535.

Non-press attendees may purchase tickets for individuals or groups by contacting JoAnne Booze at (202) 662-7532.

BACKGROUND: In April 1998, the Special Committee on the Year 2000 Technology Problem was created with Senator Bennett as Chair and Senator Dodd as Vice-Chair. The committee has since held more than 30 hearings, gathered testimony from 150 witnesses and amassed an impressive repository of information on Y2K and its probable effects on utilities, health care, telecommunications, transportation, finance, business, the courts, government and the international community. In March the committee released a 164-page report that has been called the most comprehensive document assembled on the scope and impact of the year 2000 technology problem. A final report is scheduled for release in late September.

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-- Judith H. Hoskins (, August 31, 1999


do we know of a realaudio link???


-- Chuck, a night driver (, September 01, 1999.

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