Accession Number:

ADA371008

Title:

Defense Computers: U.S. Space Command's Management of Its Year 2000 Operational Testing

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE WASHINGTON DC ACCOUNTING AND INFORMATION MANAGEMENT DIV

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1999-11-01

Pagination or Media Count:

69.0

Abstract:

At your request, we reviewed DODs management of various Year 2000- related end-to-end testing activities. As part of our efforts, we assessed the U.S. Space Commands management of its end-to-end test of space control systems essential to major theater war one of 16 operational evaluations for the command and determined what the results of this test show with respect to operational risks and readiness. We briefed Space Command officials on our findings on October 1,1999, and made a recommendation to correct the management weaknesses that we found. Space Command immediately acted to address our recommendation. We then briefed your office on our findings and Space Commands actions to address our recommendation on November 1,1999. The purpose of this letter is to summarize our briefing to your office. The briefing slides that we presented to your office are in appendix I, and the objectives, scope, and methodology of our review are detailed in appendix II. Space Command provided oral comments on our briefing slides, and we have incorporated them as appropriate.

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management
  • Computer Systems Management and Standards

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE