CIO Executives: Armed For Y2K (Federal Computer Week Snippet) : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread

SEPTEMBER 13, 1999

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ARMED FOR Y2K. At last week's Information Resources Management Conference '99 in Williamsburg, Va., the most important piece of information to come out of the executive board meeting of the CIO Council was the results of an unofficial poll on the Year 2000 problem, said Outreach Committee chairman Alan Balutis.

According to Balutis, 72 percent of the executives said they thought all the talk about the Year 2000 bug is overblown. Not an unusual reaction from the people whose jobs are on the line come Jan. 1. But at the same time, he said, 19 percent said they went out and bought power generators -- just in case.

The most disturbing information, Balutis said, was that 13 percent of the executives said they went out and bought weapons.

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-- Diane J. Squire (, September 17, 1999


Must be why guns and ammo are hard to get right now. Those CIOs are nothing but hoarders. Don't do as I do, but do as I say! Yeh, right!

-- bardou (, September 17, 1999.


The Interagency Resources Management Conference (IRMCO) is the Federal Government's premier conference on information technology and agency business solutions and outcomes. Each year, more than 300 Chief Information Officers (CIOs), senior executives, and senior managers from most of the Federal agencies attend to share vision, ideas, and solutions for today's challenging work environment. ...


-- Diane J. Squire (, September 17, 1999.

Not true! That machete I bought was for gardening...and the generator is for hurricanes.

-- Mad Monk (, September 17, 1999.

And did they get some gun safety training as well? Rookies...

-- Mac (sneak@lurk.hid), September 17, 1999.

A few years ago a representative of a gun maker was demonstrating his company's new digital gun lock. He was trying to show a congressional committee how quickly the legitimate owner could punch in the code. He fiddled with it for ten minutes trying to get it to work.

Thes guys should be able to do it quicker, dontcha think? Especially if the lock is in Unix.

-- Forrest Covington (, September 17, 1999.

If cute little blonde kids can handle it, a big ol' CIO should be able to.

"This is a Unix system. I know this!" - Lex, Jurassic Park

-- Mac (sneak@lurk.hid), September 18, 1999.

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