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10th Quarterly Report -- Progress on Year 2000 Conversion

-- Hoffmeister (, September 14, 1999



Treasury Department

Treasury is reporting 338 total mission critical systems, an increase from the last report of 14 mission critical systems. These 14 systems are classified intelligence systems that had previously been reported in a classified report to OMB. A total of 19 systems are not Y2K compliant. Of this 19, 16 unclassified systems and one classified mission critical system are still being repaired or replaced, while two unclassified systems are being retired. Overall, Treasury reports the following unfinished systems:

? The IRS Appeals Automation Environment provides inventory and management information to document and track taxpayer appeals. The contingency plan was completed in May of 1999, and the system has been scheduled for implementation in September 1999.

? The IRS Combined Annual Wage Reporting (CAWR) system generates reports concerning W-3/W-3G annual wage data. The contingency plan for this system is contained within the IRS critical business processes contingency plan. Completion for CAWR is scheduled before October 31, 1999.

? The EOSCO NSA in the IRS supports a number of functions, including tracking estate taxes, Electronic Filing extracts, tax protestors, erroneous refunds, temporary social security numbers, on-line access to print files, and certified transcripts. Completion is scheduled for September 30, 1999. ? The Trust Fund Recovery Program (TFRP) is an IRS system that computes the amount of trust fund recovery penalty to be assessed against responsible officials in defunct corporations. Completion is scheduled for September 30, 1999. ? The Plastic Card Network (PCN) in the FMS is a credit card service provided by a network of two financial institutions that accepts credit, debit, and charge accounts in 15 exchange for goods and services provided by Federal agencies. FMS has conducted numerous meetings with senior officials from the Plastic Card Collection Banks to determine that the system should be compliant by September 1999.

? CLAIMS processes and tracks claims of non-receipt, Automated Clearinghouse (ACH) reclamations and a variety of other check and ACH actions. The Courtesy Disbursement system is an adjunct of CLAIMS and is used in claims cases to issue replacement checks. Both systems were scheduled to complete validation testing and implementation by the end of May. Both of these FMS systems applications are Y2K compliant. However, they are being migrated from the VSE to the MVS operating system. They were fully deployed at the Birmingham location in early July. These systems will not be considered completed until implemented in a second location.

? The Federal Excise Tax (FET) system in BATF manages the collection of Federal excise taxes on alcohol, tobacco, and firearms. This is a replacement system. FET is scheduled for completion by August 31, 1999. A contingency plan is in place. ? The Firearms Licensing System (FLS) in BATF processes Federal firearms licenses, Federal explosive licenses, letters, and electronic data for out-of-business dealers. FLS is expected to be compliant in August of 1999. ? The Treasury Telecommunications System (TCS), located in the CIO/Corporate Systems Management Office, is a nationwide data network serving all Treasury bureaus and other Federal agencies. It is the largest secure, private, wide area network in the civilian U.S. Government. TCS is expected to be compliant by September 9, 1999.

? The Office of the Inspector General (OIG) is in the process of upgrading its infrastructure, which includes the desktop systems, network security, the desktop office suite software, and other components. The system is scheduled for completion by September 1999.

? The OIGs Management Information System (MIS) for audits is compliant and has been scheduled for a nationwide implementation date of September 1999.

? OIGs Messaging system must be upgraded. The application software, Microsoft Exchange, is being installed, and the system is expected to be compliant by September of 1999.

? The Secret Service is replacing three systems, PROTECT, MASCOT, and PROTAR, with the Protective Research Information Systems Management (PRISM). PRISM will integrate the functionality of all three systems and add some additional functionality. The new system provides the capability to conduct free-form text searches as well as relational queries of data to assist the Secret Service in development of assessments in support of their protective mission. Treasury expects to implement PRISM in August 16, 1999. Contingency plans are in place.


more VaporDates...our government will never be ready


-- I'm not here (I never@posted.this), September 14, 1999.

PRAY for the big-cities.

-- darn. (, September 14, 1999.

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