Year 2000 Computing Crisis: Significant Risks Remain to Department of Education's Student Financial Aid Systems

T-AIMD-98-302 Published: Sep 17, 1998. Publicly Released: Sep 17, 1998.
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Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed year 2000 (Y2K) computing crisis risks to the Department of Education, focusing on: (1) student financial aid systems; (2) actions the department has taken in recent months to address these risks; and (3) key issues the department must deal with if its systems are to be ready for the century change: testing of systems, exchanging data with internal and external partners, and developing business continuity and contingency plans.

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