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COMPUTING

Feds sound Y2K all-clear

January 3, 2000
Web posted at: 11:44 a.m. EST (1644 GMT)

by Jennifer Jones

From...
InfoWorld

(IDG) -- In his last briefing of the New Year's weekend, President Clinton's Y2K Czar John Koskinen on Sunday sounded an all-clear.

Koskinen reported that major banks around the globe had completed without incident the final checks on systems before opening for the first business day of 2000.

Of the smattering of federal system glitches the President's Council on Y2K Conversion had been tracking, he said most have either been fixed or determined not to be Y2K-related.

Specifically, Koskinen noted a glitch that occurred in the Federal Aviation Administration's Notice to Airman (NOTAM) system, which dispatches information to pilots.
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FAA determined that the problem was indeed Y2K-related. But FAA operations never suffered because of the glitch - attributed to a single line of code - and the agency repaired the problem Saturday night.

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms reported to Koskinen a problem with its Firearms Licensing System, used to regulate the firearms industry. But ATF has yet to determine whether the problem, which is now under investigation, is Y2K-related. ATF will revert to manual procedures should problems with the system continue, Koskinen said.
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In terms of state and local problems, Koskinen noted only Alaska's "potential bug" in its Unemployment Insurance Program. The state has applied a software patch and put contingency plans into effect.

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The Council on Saturday posted a list of all incidents - actual or reported - that it has been tracking since clocks moved forward to 2000.


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