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I'll simply provide the links and the executive summary:
.pdf file or MS Word document.
In May 1997, when the Federal government first discussed Federal government systems that were Year 2000 compliant, only 21 percent of the governments more than 6,000 mission critical systems were ready for the date change. Over the next three years, under the supervision of the Office of Management and Budget, the major cabinet departments and other agencies have worked long and hard to make enormous progress.
Today, in its last official quarterly report of the year, OMB reports that the mission critical systems of the Federal Government are 99.9 percent compliant. Six thousand, one hundred and sixty-seven mission critical systems are fixed, tested, and certified for the date change. The eight remaining mission critical systems that are not yet compliant primarily provide internal administrative support in federal offices. The next two weeks can and should provide time to make further significant progress.
Y2K has posed probably the single largest technology management challenge in history. Because of the work of the past three years, the Federal government is ready to meet the challenges of implementing the date change to the year 2000.
Agencies have completed work on 6,167 of 6,175 (99.9 percent) of their mission critical systems. The 8 remaining systems are scheduled to be finished in December. Agencies have completed work on over 97 percent of non-mission critical systems and most expect the remaining systems to be compliant in December. Agencies have worked with their counterparts in State and local governments to assure the delivery of 43 programs that directly affect people (such as student aid, disaster relief, and Medicare). As of this report, 30 of these programs are tested and ready. Ten of the programs that are not yet fully compliant, are delivered by the States, and while the vast majority of States have completed work, a few have not (see Table 3). The last three programs involve the state and international governments, the private sector, and other non-federal entities which still need to do additional work. Agencies have fixed 283 of 284 data exchanges (99.6 percent) with the States to enable States to administer Federal programs such as unemployment insurance and child support enforcement. Agencies have fixed the vast majority of data exchanges with the private sector, such as banks and other financial institutions, other Federal agencies, and other government entities. The air traffic control system is ready. The Federal Aviation Administration finished work on the majority of its systems in June 1999, including remediation, testing, and implementation. Since then, the FAA has undertaken additional testing in order to provide added assurance. Agencies have verified that all biomedical devices and laboratory equipment used by Federal agencies are ready. Agencies have verified the Y2K readiness of the majority of Federally owned or managed buildings and the majority of privately owned government-leased buildings. Agencies have verified the readiness of the vast majority of telecommunications systems and networks across the Federal government. Of 49 small and independent agencies, 40 have fully compliant mission-critical systems. Federal agencies now estimate they will spend a total of $8.38 billion on the Y2K problem from FY 1996 when OMB began supervising agency on this issue through FY 2000. This total is only a 0.4 percent increase from last quarter. Agencies have developed sound business continuity and contingency plans (BCCPs) and day one plans and are testing and refining them.
Work to Do
With only weeks to go, the Federal government continues to enhance its readiness. Agencies are refining and testing their business continuity and contingency plans (BCCPs) and their day one plans. Even if all systems are fixed, tested, and implemented, there is still a possibility that problems will occur, or that problems with external parties on which an agency relies, such as State and local governments, service providers, or contractors, could affect an agencys operations. They are also checking with manufacturers to see if any last-minute Y2K issues have arisen with respect to commercial products and are applying any necessary patches. Agencies are also completing work on any non-mission critical systems that are not yet compliant.
Two Departments B the Department of Justice and the Department of Defense B have two and six mission critical systems, respectively, that are not yet compliant. All eight systems are scheduled to be completed in December and the Departments have BCCPs in place for these systems. These systems are primarily administrative in nature and do not affect the national security or law enforcement missions of these agencies.
Even with all of these intensive planning efforts of the Federal government, there will undoubtedly be some Y2K problems that emerge, but the sound planning on the part of agencies will facilitate any post-Y2K fixes that may be necessary. The Federal government is well prepared because tens of thousands of Federal employees along with contractors have dedicated themselves to resolution of the Y2K problem. Many employees came back from retirement to work on older systems, while others worked long hours and skipped vacations to meet tight deadlines. Many will also forgo the New Years holiday to make sure Federal systems and programs work smoothly into the New Year. The Administration is grateful for their dedicated efforts. The Federal governments progress is also due in part to the cooperative efforts of the Congress and the Administration to ensure adequate funding for Y2K fixes, through both the establishment of the Y2K emergency reserve fund and through reprogramming of funds within agencies. The Administration is grateful for these efforts as well.
At the same time that the Federal government has worked very hard on the Y2K problem, we have encouraged the private sector and state and local governments to adopt their own rigorous efforts to increase their rate of compliant systems. With two weeks left, there are still some areas of the private sector (especially small business) and local governments where there is work to be done. Again, we encourage these entities, to use the time remaining this year to make every additional effort to be prepared for the date change.
-- Steve (email@example.com), December 15, 1999
In May 1997, when the Federal government first discussed Federal government systems that were Year 2000 compliant, only 21 percent of the governments more than 6,000 mission critical systems were ready for the date change. Over the next three years, under the supervision of the Office of Management and Budget, the major cabinet departments and other agencies have worked long and hard to make enormous progress
No matter how you spin it.....May 1997 subtracted from December 1999 still does not equal THREE YEARS!
-- Cary Mc from Tx (Caretha@compuserve.com), December 15, 1999.
This is just too hard to believe.
-- fatanddumb (firstname.lastname@example.org), December 15, 1999.
No mention of the IRS. Hmmmmmm.
-- fatanddumb (email@example.com), December 15, 1999.
Y2K chair Dale Ways Essay Oct. 28th 1999 to Ed Yourdon:
"" If an organization goes off half-cocked, without complete, detailed knowledge of how its 'system of systems' works altogether in all normal and possible abmormal situations, as the vast majority of remediators have done, yet makes wholesale changes as if it did have that knowledge, they are DOOMED to FAILURE unless it had many more years than the three or four most organizations have been at it. (Some agencies of the U.S. government were not being fallacious when they first said they would be ready as late as 2014 they were just being honest. Of course, that "politically unacceptable" response was quickly squelched.""
Some agencies Of the U.S. gov. were not being fallacious when they first said they would be ready as late as 2014 they were just being honest.
Some agencies of the U.S. gov. were not being fallacious when they first said they would be ready as late as 2014.....
they were being honest.....
So folks whom do you believe Mr. Clinton? Or Mr. Dale way?
-- d----- (firstname.lastname@example.org), December 15, 1999.