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Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) efforts to address the year 2000 computing problem, focusing on: (1) FAA's progress to date; (2) challenges FAA faces in ensuring that its internal systems will work; (3) risks associated with external organizations--airports, airlines, and international entities; and (4) the critical need for business continuity and contingency plans that identify how aviation operations will continue should systems fail.

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