[Awareness/general]Year 2000 Implications for Emergency Management Organizations ... A presentation to Michigan State Police Emergency Management Division (1998) [URL Link]

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Subject: Year 2000 Implications for Emergency Management Organizations

For presentation at the Emergency Management Conference hosted by the Michigan Department of State Police, Emergency Management Division, May 29, 1998


After reviewing the subject document, I have decided to make it available for use as a guide as to what citizens should expect from their respective (local) Emergency Management Organization.

Aside from actual/estimated dollar amounts for remediation efforts, this document is valid and useful for evaluating Emergency Management Organization Y2K efforts and responsibilities.

(I've included the table of Contents and Introduction below.)

You may click through < http://briefcase.yahoo.com/bc/rmangus1 > to download the entire HTML file (~89Kb) [converted from Word 97].


Regards, Bob Mangus

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Year 2000 Implications


Emergency Management Organizations


(The Day the World Shuts Down)

Presentation Outline

For presentation at the Emergency Management Conference hosted by the Michigan Department of State Police, Emergency Management Division, May 29, 1998

Timothy A. Schabeck, Ph.D.

May 29, 1998

Comspec Inc., Bingham Farms, Michigan

Phone: 248-647-8841

T. Schabeck email: tueor@msn.com

Purpose Of This Document

This document is the presentation outline used by the presenter. It is being made available to the general audience to facilitate note taking and discussion and as a reference document.


The contents of this document have been gathered from external sources and may not be accurate in everything stated.

This presentation outline is designed to provide general information in regard to the subject matter covered. It is distributed with the understanding that neither the author nor employer is engaged in rendering engineering, legal or medical services.

The information has been gathered from many sources most of which are available on the Internet. (See Information Resources on the back page of this document.)

Timothy A. Schabeck, Ph.D.

Dr. Schabeck is a senior consultant with Comspec, Inc., of Bingham Farms, Michigan. He has been involved in the Information Services profession since 1965 and has authored a number of books on management, disaster planning, and computer security. One of his books, "Computer Crime Investigation", published in 1979, was used by the Secret Service, FBI, and CIA to train their agents. His disaster planning books have been used by companies and governmental organizations worldwide to assist in the preparation of disaster planning for computer centers. Tim is currently assigned as a manager of a major Year 2000 effort for an insurance company in the Detroit metropolitan area.

Tim is also an ordained priest and has served as a police chaplain for a number of metro Detroit law enforcement agencies since 1981. Since 1986, Dr. Schabeck has volunteered as the chaplain coordinator for the Wayne Countys Emergency Management Division. His duties include the coordination of all EMD chaplains for major incidents such as aircraft disasters, nuclear accidents and natural disasters. Tim also serves as an Intelligence Officer on the Wayne County EMD Technical Support Team and specializes in the areas of terrorism, cyberterrorism and religious terrorist groups.

Comspec Inc.

30800 Telegraph Rd., Suite 2775

Bingham Farms, MI 48025-4544

Phone: 248-647-8841


Fax: 248-647-6961

Email: comspecinc@aol.com


T. Schabeck email: tueor@msn.com

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


A Scenario

The Y2K Problem




Time Horizon to Failure

Mainframe Computers

Personal Computers

Embedded Chips

Personnel Resources


Y2K Compliancy Readiness

Current Status

Domino Effect

Cost to Repair

Y2K Worldwide


Presidents Y2K Conversion Council


Government Progress

Pentagon and DOD




Buildings and Environmental





Health Care


Medical Equipment and Devices

Embedded Chip Devices

Non-Embedded Software Devices

Some Specifics

Intravenous drips/Infusion Pumps



Fuel Cycle and Materials Licenses

Emergency, Safety, Security and Control Equipment and Devices

Emergency Vehicles

Control Systems

Prison Cells

Traffic Systems



Food Supply and Distribution Systems



Airlines and the FAA



Manufacturing and Processing

Chemical Process Industry




Electric Power

Nuclear Power

Water Supply Systems



Microwave Ovens



Hackers, Terrorists and Y2K


Terrorism and Cyberterrorism

Y2K Related Fraud

Contingency Planning

Other Countries





Standard Y2K Remediation Process

Personal Protection

Information Resources

STATE OF MICHIGAN - Dept. of Management and Budget, Michigan Year 2000 Project Office .37


At the stroke of midnight, on December 31,1999, computers and devices with date sensitive embedded chips may fail as time rolls over to the year 2000. Because of this "Year 2000" (or Y2K) problem, global disasters are being predicted due to anticipated failures of businesses, governments, manufacturing systems, air traffic control systems, military systems, communications systems, and medical and emergency equipment.

This presentation will explore the Year 2000 problem and its potential disasters. Consideration will also be given to the use of computer technology by terrorist groups and "cyberterrorists" who may want to take advantage of the potential Y2K chaos.



Download from: < http://briefcase.yahoo.com/bc/rmangus1 >

-- Robert Mangus (rmangus1@yahoo.com), September 26, 1999


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Tim Schabeck was the project manager I had the pleasure of working with as a team member of the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, Year 2000 Century Change Project - PC LAN, 10 months spanning 1997-1998.

Tim made this document available to me for free public Y2K awareness presentations I conducted through the end of 1998.

Regards, Bob Mangus

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-- Robert Mangus (rmangus1@yahoo.com), September 26, 1999.

I don't get it Bob, is this a joke? What the hell are WE supposed to do with this outline that was written almost a year and a half ago? Most organizations have been made aware of their obligations to check all of these factors a long time ago, and they either did it or they didn't. Now you come to a forum of GI's that have long since been prepared for their neglect and you want US fill out this checklist, with 90 days to go? What good will that do us? Put in on the front page of every major newspaper in the country so that all of the sleepers might start thinking about it. It's too late to change any of what is going to happen, but at least maybe they'll finally start to prepare. Give it a shot Bob, you couldn't do any worse than WE have at getting them to listen!

-- @ (@@@.@), September 26, 1999.

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The report--albeit 15+ months old--could be used as a measure at public presentations and other contacts (e.g., telephone, visits) with any Emergency Management Organization (EMO).

Using the "checklist" of tasks that should be DONE today, preparations by the EMO can be evaluated for completeness. Omissions can be addressed and remedied in the remaining couple of months.

Local experience from Y2K presentations and one-on-one conversations with participating EMO representatives has proved bewildering. These folks either do not take the potential consequences seriously or are intentionally claiming ignorance.

Having asked questions about reasonable preparations any local EMO has taken, and suggesting items to pursue, I usually get a "thousand- mile stare." Really!

These folks do not think outside of a very small box re Y2K.

Thank you for highlighting the crucial importance of context that should have accompanied this item.

Regards, Bob Mangus

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-- Robert Mangus (rmangus1@yahoo.com), September 26, 1999.

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