Y2K (51 - 60 of 72 items)
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Year 2000 Computing Crisis: A Testing Guide (Exposure Draft) (Superseded by AIMD-10.1.21)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This publication has been superseded by AIMD-10.1.21, Year 2000 Computing Crisis: A Testing Guide, November 1998.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...
Year 2000 Computing Crisis: Office of Thrift Supervision's Efforts to Ensure Thrift Systems Are Year 2000 Compliant
T-AIMD-98-102: Published: Mar 18, 1998. Publicly Released: Mar 18, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the progress being made by the Office of Thrift Supervision (OTS) in ensuring that the more than 1,200 thrifts it oversees have adequately mitigated the risks associated with the year 2000 date change.GAO noted that: (1) the year 2000 problem poses a serious dilemma for thrifts due to their heavy reliance on information systems; (2) regulators hav...
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...
Year 2000 Computing Crisis: Business Continuity and Contingency Planning (Exposure Draft) (Superseded by AIMD-10.1.19)
AIMD-10.1.19: Published: Mar 1, 1998. Publicly Released: Mar 1, 1998.
This publication has been superseded by AIMD-10.1.19, Year 2000 Computing Crisis: Business Continuity and Contingency Planning, August 1998. GAO published a guide to provide a conceptual framework for helping large agencies to manage the risk of potential year 2000-induced disruptions to their operations. This guide provides information on the scope and challenge and offers a structured approach f...
FAA Computer Systems: Limited Progress on Year 2000 Issue Increases Risk Dramatically
AIMD-98-45: Published: Jan 30, 1998. Publicly Released: Feb 5, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the effectiveness of the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) year 2000 program, including the reliability of its year 2000 cost estimate.GAO noted that: (1) FAA's progress in making its systems ready for the year 2000 has been too slow; (2) at its current pace, it will not make it in time; (3) the agency has been severely behind schedule in com...
Year 2000 Computing Crisis: FAA Must Act Quickly to Prevent Systems Failures
T-AIMD-98-63: Published: Feb 4, 1998. Publicly Released: Feb 4, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) efforts to address the year 2000 problem, focusing on: (1) FAA's reliance on information processing; (2) where the agency stands today; (3) what remains at risk; and (4) what GAO recommends must be done to increase the likelihood that FAA systems will be year 2000 compliant by January 1 of that year.GAO...