Year 2000 Computing Crisis: Readiness of State Automated Systems to Support Federal Welfare Programs

AIMD-99-28 Published: Nov 06, 1998. Publicly Released: Nov 06, 1998.
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Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the year 2000 status of the state and local automated systems used in federal welfare programs, focusing on: (1) the reported status of systems used in Medicaid, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, Special Supplemental Food Program for Women, Infants, and Children, food stamps, child support enforcement, child care, and child welfare programs, and the potential consequences of not modifying these systems in time for the year 2000 change; (2) year 2000 guidance provided by federal agencies to the states; and (3) any year 2000 oversight and monitoring activities that the federal agencies have performed.

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