Pentagon Security Check Computers Need to be Stabilized?greenspun.com : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread
This from Sanger's review 11/20/99
Huge Backlog for Security Checks Tied to Pentagon Computer Woes (Walter Pincus, Washington Post) This article begins: "The Pentagon has a backlog of more than 600,000 employees awaiting investigations for security clearances in part because a $100 million effort to computerize the process has been a massive failure, government officials and members of Congress said yesterday. The new computer system installed by the Defense Security Service, which conducts the background checks, has 'not operated as intended, is not year 2000 compliant and may cost about an additional $100 million to stabilize,' according to a report this month by the General Accounting Office, an investigative arm of Congress. New background investigations, which are supposed to take 90 days, on average are taking 204 days, the GAO said. Based on a representative sample, it appears that less than 1 percent of the investigations are completed within the 90-day time frame, and almost 10 percent take more than a year, the report said."
Now just why did they install a "new" system that wasn't 2000 compliant? Are they hiring people without those security checks? Does Bin Laden know this?
-- rumdoodles (firstname.lastname@example.org), November 30, 1999
Let's see, first it needed to be 'compliant'..then let's say 'y2k ready' hmmmmmmm maybe we just need to stabilize our computers..YEAH! that's the ticket
-- citizen (email@example.com), December 01, 1999.
Poor Harry Buttle.
-- Colin MacDonald (firstname.lastname@example.org), December 01, 1999.
Colin, was that Buttle or Tuttle? :-D
-- Tee (email@example.com), December 01, 1999.
to stabilize my computer I stuck a folded piece of paper under the right-rear corner of it. };-]
-- Satanta (firstname.lastname@example.org), December 01, 1999.