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-- Roland (firstname.lastname@example.org), December 07, 1999
And wonder of wonders, they are available in text format.
-- Roland (email@example.com), December 07, 1999.
-- Linkmeister (firstname.lastname@example.org), December 07, 1999.
Sheeesh; check out the Nov. 4, 1999 report:
And then, at the end of the report:
Ms. Chairwoman, Mr. Chairman, this concludes my statement. I would be pleased to respond to any questions that you or other members of the Subcommittees may have at this time.>
I'm not a doomer. Until reading this, in fact, I was feeling better and better over the last few weeks about the preparedness of important agencies. But--correct me if I'm wrong--this report, dated Nov 4, 1999, less than two months before the end of the year, is stating that many critical federal agencies have not yet even completed remediation, and had not even begun end to end testing. There is a pretty long section in the report describing the necessity and ramifications of end to end testing.
Furthermore, this report has some STAGGERING data on local governmment preparedness. While states are almost as "good" as federal agencies, cities aren't doing quite as well as states, and counties are still on a long coffee break, it would appear.
I know that I'm old and somewhat forgetful, but didn't the federal government have plans to have all their programs repaired by the end of 1998 so that they could spend 1999 testing and fine tuning them?
Is that only doomer propaganda? Was there not a site, or sites, where this was stated? Anyone have a URL for this?
Damn. Better replenish the food stocks I've been lax on, due to my preference for eating overshopping.
-- Al K. Lloyd (email@example.com), December 07, 1999.