Jan 7, 2000 ICC Press Release Lists Y2K Failures, Plans to Scale Backgreenspun.com : LUSENET : Grassroots Information Coordination Center (GICC) : One Thread
For Immediate Release Contact: Jack Gribben January 7, 2000 (202) 456-7010
NO REPORTS OF MAJOR Y2K PROBLEMS, BUT GLITCHES CONTINUE TO SURFACE, ACCORDING TO Y2K COUNCIL
Roughly one week after the Year 2000 rollover, overall key infrastructure systems in the United States are operating normally, but minor Y2K glitches continue to be reported by a number of businesses and government agencies across the country, according to the President's Council on Year 2000 Conversion.
The Council today issued a compilation of domestic Y2K-related incident reports that have been made to its Information Coordination Center (ICC) since Council Chair John Koskinen held his last press briefing on January 3. The glitches have ranged from difficulties in processing motor vehicle registrations to issues related to school building operations systems.
"The fact that there continue to be date change glitches reminds us that the Y2K challenge was very real," said Koskinen. "The hard work of thousands of dedicated employees in the public and private sectors is the reason why what we have seen thus far are minor difficulties and not serious national problems."
After close of business today, the ICC will further scale back its monitoring operations. A core staff of approximately 30 individuals will receive reports of Y2K-related difficulties on an exception-only basis through the end of January.
"We are truly gratified by the level of participation from government agencies and industry groups that provided data to the ICC," said Koskinen.
"I am hopeful that our experience in collecting information about Y2K issues will serve as a model for dealing with future technological challenges."
Y2K-Related Incident Reports (since 5 pm on January 3, 2000)
See this URL for the listings: http://www.y2k.gov/docs/pr071530.html
-- Jennifer Bunker (Salt Lake City, Utah) (firstname.lastname@example.org), January 07, 2000