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Year 2000 Computing Crisis: Strong Leadership and Partnerships Needed to Mitigate Risk of Major Disruptions
T-AIMD-98-262: Published: Aug 13, 1998. Publicly Released: Aug 13, 1998.
GAO discussed the year 2000 risks facing the nation, focusing on: (1) GAO's major concerns with the federal government's progress in correcting its systems; (2) state and local government year 2000 issues; and (3) critical year 2000 data exchange issues.GAO noted that: (1) the public faces a high risk that critical services provided by the government and the private sector could be severely disrup...
Year 2000 Computing Crisis: Business Continuity and Contingency Planning (Supersedes AIMD-10.1.19)
AIMD-10.1.19: Published: Aug 1, 1998. Publicly Released: Aug 1, 1998.
This publication supersedes AIMD-10.1.19, Year 2000 Computing Crisis: Business Continuity and Contingency Planning (Exposure Draft), March 1998. GAO published a guide to: (1) provide a conceptual framework for helping large agencies to manage the risk of potential year 2000-induced disruptions to their operations; (2) provide information on the scope and challenge and offer a structured approach f...
Social Security Administration: Subcommittee Questions Concerning Information Technology Challenges Facing the Commissioner
AIMD-98-235R: Published: Jul 10, 1998. Publicly Released: Jul 10, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the challenges the Social Security Administration (SSA) faces in preparing its information systems for the new century and in implementing technology initiatives such as the Intelligent Workstation/Local Area Network (IWS/LAN), focusing on whether: (1) SSA's information systems will be year 2000 compliant and whether SSA is respondin...
Defense Computers: Year 2000 Computer Problems Put Navy Operations at Risk
AIMD-98-150: Published: Jun 30, 1998. Publicly Released: Jun 30, 1998.
GAO reviewed the Navy's program for addressing its year 2000 computer systems problem, focusing on the: (1) status of the Navy's efforts to oversee its year 2000 program; and (2) appropriateness of the Navy's strategy and actions for ensuring that the problem will be successfully addressed.GAO noted that: (1) the Navy relies on computer systems for some aspect of virtually every operation, includi...
Year 2000 Computing Crisis: Testing and Other Challenges Confronting Federal Agencies
T-AIMD-98-218: Published: Jun 22, 1998. Publicly Released: Jun 22, 1998.
GAO discussed: (1) the year 2000 risks facing the government; (2) major concerns with the government's progress in fixing its systems; and (3) guidance on year 2000 testing, which is designed to assist agencies in the most extensive and expensive part of remediation.GAO noted that: (1) addressing the year 2000 problem in time will be a tremendous challenge for the federal government; (2) to compli...
Year 2000 Computing Crisis: Actions Must Be Taken Now to Address Slow Pace of Federal Progress
T-AIMD-98-205: Published: Jun 10, 1998. Publicly Released: Jun 10, 1998.
GAO discussed: (1) the results of the most recent reports submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) on the slow progress made by the federal government in achieving year 2000 compliance; and (2) what needs to be done now to minimize disruptions to critical services.GAO noted that: (1) in May 1997, OMB reported that about 21 percent of the government's mission-critical systems were yea...
Year 2000 Computing Crisis: A Testing Guide (Exposure Draft) (Superseded by AIMD-10.1.21)
AIMD-10.1.21: Published: Jun 1, 1998. Publicly Released: Jun 1, 1998.
This publication has been superseded by AIMD-10.1.21, Year 2000 Computing Crisis: A Testing Guide, November 1998. GAO published a guide to aid federal agencies in managing and assessing their year 2000 testing activities, focusing on: (1) establishing an organizational testing infrastructure; (2) designing, conducting, and reporting on four incremental levels of system-related testing; and (3) est...
Year 2000 Computing Crisis: Continuing Risks of Disruption to Social Security, Medicare, and Treasury Programs
T-AIMD-98-161: Published: May 7, 1998. Publicly Released: May 7, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the computing challenges that the upcoming change of century poses to virtually all major organizations, public and private, including government programs with a high degree of interaction with the public.GAO noted that: (1) the public faces the risk that critical services could be severely disrupted by the year 2000 computing crisis; (2) GAO's re...
Department of the Interior: Year 2000 Computing Crisis Presents Risk of Disruption to Key Operations
T-AIMD-98-149: Published: Apr 22, 1998. Publicly Released: Apr 22, 1998.
GAO discussed where the federal government stands in its efforts to lessen Year 2000 risks and GAO's preliminary observations on Year 2000 activities at the Department of the Interior.GAO noted that: (1) the federal government is extremely vulnerable to the Year 2000 issue due to its widespread dependence on computer systems; (2) its reviews of federal agency Year 2000 programs have found uneven p...
Social Security Administration: Information Technology Challenges Facing the Commissioner
T-AIMD-98-109: Published: Mar 12, 1998. Publicly Released: Mar 12, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the information technology challenges facing the Social Security Administration and its recently appointed commissioner.GAO noted that: (1) SSA made significant early progress in assessing and renovating mission-critical mainframe systems--those necessary to prevent the disruption of benefits--and has been a leader among federal agencies; (2) yet...