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But who's really watchin' anyway..

40 programs? We don't need'em....

CNET Article

-- PJC (, November 23, 1999


For Newbies:

The govt. has approx. 70,000 systems.

They're actually remediating 6,300 approx.

What those other systems are and their effect on the critical mission systems has never been explained.

-- PJC (, November 23, 1999.

Explained?? h*ll, they've hardly even been mentioned. All those non-mission critical systems don't even have to affect the mission critical ones directly; they just have a serious enough cumulative effect on the organization's daily functioning. Death by a thousand cuts.

-- Joe (, November 23, 1999.

If the so-called noncritical systems exchange data with the so-called critical ones, they will both fail or produce invalid results should either be noncompliant. The politicians can fool most of the people. They can't fool the stupid computers, which at least know that 00 is less than 99.

-- Mr. Adequate (, November 23, 1999.

Har de har. At least you've got SOME kind of system. The UK relies on Action2000's "traffic light" system, which is sort of "Y2K for people on the Short Bus".

It doesn't even touch on what's critical and what's not. Here's the definition of the top level of compliance, blue (why not green, you may well ask? Read on.)

"The assessment has not identified any risks of material disruption to the infrastructure processes"

Sigh. It's too late to even be disgusted.

-- Colin MacDonald (, November 23, 1999.

Just a reminder, anything less than an "A" means it will not be FINISHED by rollover.

-- FLAME AWAY (, November 23, 1999.

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