Quiet Fiscal Year Failuregreenspun.com : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread
this is from the Michael Hyatt BB. good example of a hush-hush fiscal year failure. undocumented evidence of course but if you feel like a detective, check it out.
"Hi All, My son works out at the Naval Air Station as a temporary civil service employee (for six years now LOL). He's a lifeguard and in summer works the beaches and outdoor pools and in winter switches to the indoor pool which falls under a different allocation of funds program. As a result, every fall and every summer he must resubmit paperwork as the beaches open and close. The beach closed Sept. 30 and in July he was T-boned and his car totalled and was unable to get a new sticker. We thought it was just laziness, too much trouble to bother, even though he assured us he was trying to get a new one. When he refiled the paperwork when the beaches closed on Sept. 30, he never could get one and was told his old sticker was just extended (even though he had no old sticker any more). This week, his immediate supervisor was called into the boss's office and was asked why she had failed to file her evaluation reports on her employees. She immediately found the copies of the required reports that she had indeed completed and took them over to the office where she was required to turn them in. She was dumbfounded when they told her that yeah, they haven't been able to do anything since Oct. 1 when the fiscal year rolled over. A Y2K thing, but because they weren't a mission critical area, nothing was being done about it and nothing so far has been planned to be done about it. No plans in sight for remediation of these computers. That is why he could never get his new sticker and that is why they let him in and out of the base without fining him. The yeoman used the words Y2K related failure. Wonder how many more the government has kept quiet about?"
-- tt (email@example.com), December 04, 1999
"That is why he could never get his new sticker and that is why they let him in and out of the base without fining him."
Uh.... isn't this kinda a security threat? If they assume that the reason there is no sticker is because of the computer glitches?
See also: Huge Backlog for Security Checks Tied to Pentagon Computer Woes
-- Linda (firstname.lastname@example.org), December 04, 1999.
Sorry, but don't beat up the goobermint on this one:
-They don't report on 90% of their systems that are non-mission critical and never tried to hide that fact (never publicized it either). -Every day in every year most large organizations will have some computer problems. Most likely few people in those organizations will know or care about them ... unless their own computer is down.
-- Richard Greene (Rgreene2@ford.com), December 04, 1999.
We used to be in Navy, at Norfolk, we could NOT get on base with an expired sticker. Period... Whats up with the letting those in with expired stickers? That to me would be something to be concerned about as far as security.
-- consumer (email@example.com), December 04, 1999.
hey, look at the pentagon if you think this is bad. remember the story the other day about how they can't get the security clearance system to run and they are (i am quite sure they said) 600,000 clearances behind. holy cow! wonder who's walking round the pentagon halls?
-- tt (firstname.lastname@example.org), December 04, 1999.
Remember the opening of US bases? You don't need a sticker to get on most bases, right? I live within 20 mi of 7 Navy bases alone, as well as all branches. I remember when they opened the gates to gen public a few years back. To my knowledge, that hasn't changed.?? Not that I follow the story; have no need to go on base.
-- Hokie (email@example.com), December 04, 1999.