Accession Number : ADA375686


Title :   Date Sensitive Computing Problems: Understanding the Threat


Corporate Author : NATIONAL CRISIS RESPONSE INST NASHVILLETN


Personal Author(s) : Taylor, Christopher Y ; Walton, Eric V


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a375686.pdf


Report Date : 29 Aug 1998


Pagination or Media Count : 6


Abstract : As the 2lst century approaches, widespread failures in computers and computer controlled equipment are predicted. The mechanism for these failures is called the millennium bug, or the year 2000 bug (abbreviated as y2k bug). The results of many computer failures over a short period time will cause considerable social and economic disruptions. These failures and disruptions are hereafter referred to as the y2k technology crisis. There is more to this problem, however, than just technology. The technological failures will cause many non-technical problems as society reacts to the difficulties caused by the y2k bug. The y2k crisis, a combination of the technological and sociological problems, may be increased by superstition surrounding the year 2000 and the new millennium.


Descriptors :   *ELECTRONIC SECURITY , SOFTWARE ENGINEERING , CRISIS MANAGEMENT , OPERATIONAL READINESS , OPERATIONAL EFFECTIVENESS , COMPUTER PROGRAM VERIFICATION , ELECTRONIC SUPPORT MEASURES , DEBUGGING(COMPUTERS) , COMPUTER PROGRAM RELIABILITY


Subject Categories : Computer Systems Management and Standards


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE