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One area of concern at SSA. I have sent this to Rep. Morella, and Rep. Horn this morning. Hope they got it in time to include in their hearing. 'Inordinate' is such an unhelpful word. Net/NT techs please comment. Cheers, AGF
Subj: IWS/LAN Workstation Date: 10/20/99 3:00 PM Special Hotline Report
We are experiencing an inordinate number of problems with IWS/LAN workstations. Many of the problems are the result of a download of the workstation operating system upgrade,WINNT service Pack 4. This is national in scope (includes all Regions) Unfortunately this service pack is necessary for the operating system to be Year 2000 compliant. The download began on Friday October 8 and will continue until all workstations have received it. The main problems have been Blue Screens of Death (Stop Screen) and connectivity failures with LAN PRINT. The Systems Branch (SB) is working with the Office of Systems and Unisys to handle the problems as expeditiously as possible. The National problem Management Tracking System (PMTS) Task Force has also been notified and is working to assist us. If additional Stop Screens are experienced, local SLSs will be shutting down and restarting the PCs. If a second Stop Screen appears the SLCs will be notifying the OCO Help Desk. Our goal is to bring any workstation with a reported stop screen back into service within 48 hours. In the meantime, there are numerous workstations in each division which users may be moved to in order to process their work. If you have any questions, your SLC can call the Help Desk for assistance.
-- Drac (Itisdifferentthistime@dowswansong.com), October 29, 1999
SUMMARY OF THE HEARING: Y2K IS NO PROBLEM. ALL IS WELL. STAND DOWN.
HOUSE GOVERNMENT REFORM SUBCOMMITTEE ON GOVERNMENT MANAGEMENT, INFORMATION AND TECHNOLOGY Y2K AND GOVERNMENT COMPUTERS
Chair: Rep. Steve Horn (R-CA) <----------- where was he for the hearing
Witnesses: Joel Willemssen, US General Accounting Office; John Spotila, OMB; John Dyer, Social Security Administration; Marvin Langston, Defense Dept; John Gilligan, Energy Dept; Robert Albicker, IRS; Norman Lortentz, US Postal Service
-- the Virginian (firstname.lastname@example.org), October 29, 1999.
How come that Spolita character grimaced so much??
-- K. Stevens (kstevens@ It's ALL going away in January.com), October 29, 1999.
Service Pack 4....???? OUCH... Only Service Pack 6 will make NT truly compliant.
-- STFrancis (STFrancis@heaven.com), October 29, 1999.