Accession Number:

ADA343377

Title:

Getting Federal Computers Ready for 2000: Report of the U.S. Office of Management and Budget

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

OFFICE OF MANAGEMENT AND BUDGET WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1997-02-06

Pagination or Media Count:

7.0

Abstract:

The Year 2000 computer problem is a seemingly simple one assuring that computers will recognize the correct year when the year 2000 arrives. If software programs are not prepared to handle the change of date on January 1, 2000, there is a risk to government information systems and the programs they support. This report responds to 1997 appropriations language which directs 0MB to submit to the House Committee on Appropriations, the House Committee on Government Reform and Oversight, and the House Science Committee a report which includes a cost estimate to ensure software code date fields conversion by the year 2000 a planned strategy to ensure that all information technology, as defined by the Information Technology Management Reform Act of 1996, purchased by an agency will operate in 2000 without technical modifications and, a time table for implementation of the planned strategy

Subject Categories:

  • Information Science
  • Government and Political Science
  • Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE