Application of Year 2000 Lessons Learned
INSPECTOR GENERAL DEPT OF DEFENSE ARLINGTON VA
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During the late 1990s, DoD Components applied extensive efforts and expended significant resources towards preparing for the year 2000 conversion. As shown in the Office of Management and Budget 11 th Quarterly Progress Report, Department of Defense Status of Year 2000 Efforts, November 15, 1999, DoD tracked 2,367 mission-critical and 7,267 nonmission-critical systems. The DoD also operated 637 military installations around the world and in the United States and relied on supporting infrastructure systems that were also vulnerable to year 2000 problems. In addition, the DoD had 15 centralized mainframe computer sites comprising 351 computer domains in operation on January 1, 2000. More than one-third of the Federal Governments mission-critical systems were in the DoD. The DoD year 2000 challenge represented a substantial undertaking in scope, magnitude, and complexity that far exceeded any other Federal department. The enormous efforts that DoD undertook to ensure year 2000 readiness were largely successful. Since January 1, 2000, the common theme of year 2000 lessons learned by both the private and public sectors has been the in-depth awareness by managers and users of an organizations dependency on information technology and of the interdependencies among organizations, commercial vendors, and systems.
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