Y2K and contingency and day 1 plans: If computers fail, what will we do?

joint hearing before the Subcommittee on Government Management, Information, ... Congress, first session, October 29, 1999 by United States

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Businesses will fail, either because they aren't Y2K compliant or because they are dependent on noncompliant customers and suppliers. on the day we spoke, the clock showed days, 8 hours.   Earlier this year, a Senate panel surveyed 10 of the nation's largest utilities serving 50 million people and found none had a complete contingency plan for computer failure. One didn't know how many lines of computer code it had, making it impossible to know how difficult or time-consuming its Y2K problem will be to solve. Farmers have looked through their tool boxes, cleaned out their pickup truck, scanned every computer file and cannot find anything that says “Contingency plan — open here.”. While we are very confident in our own IT systems, we realize that there is always a chance that something could go wrong on January 1, As a result, we have developed a very comprehensive set of Y2K contingency plans that have been distributed just today, as a matter of fact, to all of our store and non-store management associates.

He lives in San Francisco. On New Year's Eve , he plans to be in New York to enjoy the show. Mark Joseph is the author of the New York Times bestseller To Kill the Potemkin and the hit thrillers Typhoon and Deadline Y2K. He learned to play poker at the age of . Virtually every day we see a report about "recreational hackers," or "crackers," who crack into networks for the thrill of the challenge or for bragging rights in the hacker community. the possibility of widespread service outages caused by the millennium date problem in older computer systems. The President's Y2K Council has done an. Computer failures are nothing new. We have learned to live with and somehow to work around them. Surely most, if not all, of the Y2K glitches that will arise on January 1, , will be recognized for what they are and dealt with relatively quickly and painlessly. . One day this summer, Mrs. Zavlyanova was inspecting a tiny line segment. A special computer program had already quickly scanned all lines, picking out 18 with numbers that could be dates. One of those lines contained the name of a digit serial number. Suspicious, Mrs. Zavlyanova zeroed in on this segment and there it was: a.

I can think of at least three reasons to launch aggressive, compassionate, all-together-now contingency planning, and none are because of what Y2K will do. We don't know what Y2K will do. The experts say Y2K's impact is unknowable. 1. Y2K might break the systems on which life now depends. This could-let's not mince words-destroy civilization. Unlike many Y2K books available, Time Bomb offers a programmer's point of view on the issue--Edward Yourdon is a software engineer and the author of the well-regarded Yourdon Computing Series for software development. (His coauthor, Jennifer, is his daughter.) While the Yourdons occasionally use Internet-based Y2K slang, such as TEOTWAWKI (which, for the uninitiated, means "the end of the Reviews: The U.S. government and the corporate world are frantically working against a fixed deadline to ensure that the nation’s banking, utility, transportation, and healthcare systems are Y2K-compliant. Come , January 1, , we will find out just how ready we are. In the meantime, what can we do to prepare for the Y2K problem? The year is a leap year, just like , and /1/1 is a Sunday, while /1/1 is a Saturday, so the computer's day of the week will always be one day ahead of reality. Note: If you make this kind of year adjustment in , remember to set the computer a year earlier.

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Get this from a library. Y2K and contingency and day 1 plans: if computers fail, what will you do?: joint hearing before the Subcommittee on Government Management, Information, and Technology of the Committee on Government Reform and the Subcommittee on Technology of the Committee on Science, House of Representatives, One Hundred Sixth Congress, first session.

Y2K and contingency and day 1 plans: if computers fail, what will we do?: joint hearing before the Subcommittee on Government Management, Information, and Technology of the Committee on Government Reform and the Subcommittee on Technology of the Committee on Science, House of Representatives, One Hundred Sixth Congress, first session, Octo   The Y2K problem was solved, and the world woke up on Jan.

1 to a normal, non-apocalyptic day. But instead of registering this outcome as a challenge successfully met, the public experienced the Author: Zachary Loeb. We do not need the contingency plan, since we have already, in relation to the Y2K problem, implemented the investigation, adjustment and testing of our company's computer system and microcomputer equipment; and we have confirmed that there is no problem.

Y2K bug, a problem in the coding of computerized systems that was projected to create havoc in computers and computer networks around the world at the beginning of the year After over a year of international alarm, few major failures occurred in the transition from Decemto January 1.

complete plan in case its computers failed because of the problem." The TIMES explained, "Many electrical plants use date-sensitive software to run built-in clocks that monitor and control the flow of power. These could fail if not updated."[1] The utilities say the lights may go out, yet none of them has a full contingency plan.

Background. Y2K is a numeronym and was the common abbreviation for the year software problem. The abbreviation combines the letter Y for "year", the number 2 and a capitalized version of k for the SI unit prefix kilo meaning ; hence, 2K signifies It was also named the "Millennium Bug" because it was associated with the popular (rather than literal) roll-over of the millennium.

effort. For example, the contingency strategies for 18 of the 22 Y2K risks/threats that are identified in Patents’ detailed BCCP use a combination of system fixes and “manual workarounds,” but do not mention any service level standards for the contingency plans (for example, the number of hours or days for recovery).

Another New Years goes by in the 21st Century and we're still using computers. If you believed all the hype from 90's, we'd be living in the Stone Age by now. Here's a. Of this book he stated in a Febru internet announcemnt, "Yes, I've written a Y2K book which will sell more copies if Y2K is a problem-- but I've also written 24 other software-engineering computer books, starting inthat are doing quite well, and generating much higher royalties than a mass-market, low-priced, heavily.

All the experts agree that there is not enough time to get all the computers repaired before January 1, There are at least five reasons this is so and why we must stop pretending and begin making contingency plans now.

Five Reasons Y2K Won't Get Fixed in Time. Reason #1: We got started too late. Take the IRS, for example.

Talk with neighbors and friends. Share ideas and plans. You don't have to do everything yourself when you plan together. Records: Back up your home or small business computer frequently, CDs and DVDs work well for backups. Take photographs or video tapes. As Begins, We Commemorate The 20th Anniversary Of Y2K Twenty years ago it was feared that when the calendar flipped to Jan.

1, computer systems would fail. Question 10 requests that respondents indicate if the facility was developing contingency plans.

Ninety–eight percent of the facilities were in the process of developing contingency plans for Y2K while 2% were not planning for contingencies. Table 2 below shows both the frequency and percentages for both questions 8 and Table 2.

"The Y2K Personal Survival Plan Handbook 1," Michael Annis 1. (tie) "Time Bomb ; What the Year Computer Crisis Means to You!" Edward & Jennifer Yourdon 3. "Finding and Fixing Your Year Problem," Jesse Feiler 4. "Y2K The Millennium Bug: A. One competitor that we know of did not have such a plan, which caused the crash of their computer systems, which took over a day to bring back on line.

When the city of New York was shut down on 9/11/, those hard-won competencies from the Y2K BCAP processes developed in were utilized in putting the contingency plans in place for the. While the world collectively held their breath through Decemthe Y2K hysteria predated the new millennium by decades.

Prince was singing about "two thousand, zero zero, party over. Y2K: The Day the World Shut Down We first see Bob Priam snug in his rural retreat, a cottage surrounded by lilac and lavender bushes, after Y2K has arrived and computers have crashed.

Y2K and the Apocalypse. The yearthe start of a new millennium, is fast approaching. For certain religious groups that believe in an apocalyptic vision of the "End Times," this dramatic turn of the century signals tremendous upheaval in the world, a period when chaos will prevail.

I expect that a number of businesses (% in the U.S.) will fail as a result of Y2K failures and/or supply/distribution problems. It is likely that there will be a mild to severe recession because of Y2K failures.

How do we evaluate the seriousness of the Y2K problem to come up with a realistic outlook of potential problems and failures. As the date change grew closer, the NEB made contingency plans for every kind of Y2K failure, from loss of electricity to a halt in postal service.

These kinds of plans were becoming common. Identification of these computer-controlled non-computer devices is critical to meeting the Y2K preparation goals of the business. Once identified, each device must be upgraded, repaired, replaced, or bypassed; if the latter, a contingency plan must be developed and tested in advance of Decemto insure that the business process can.

Most 'contingency plans' were written 10 years ago and put on a the coming year, as Y2K becomes a more familiar problem, the ranks of secular Y2K survivalists may grow. But most early roosters--people who see apocalypse on the millennial horizon--came to their conclusions through a prism of religious belief.

The Y2K problem was solved, and the world woke up on Jan. 1 to a normal, non-apocalyptic day. But instead of registering this outcome as a challenge successfully met, the public experienced the. We must coldly, calculatingly divide up the next 18 months to determine what we can do, what we can't do, do what we can, and then provide for contingency plans for that which we cannot." -- Senator Robert F.

Bennett (R-Utah), chair of the Senate Special Committee on the Year Technology Problem, in a speech June 2,to The Center for. We must ensure that they are doing what is necessary to prevent Y2K computer problems from causing maritime accidents in U.S.

waters. And we thank the panel for coming this morning. We do look forward to your testimony, and for us to become informed on the issues that you are involved in and how we also can help with those particular problems.

As most people know, any device or system with an embedded computer chip that is non-Y2K compliant possibly could shut down as of Jan. 1, due to the chip’s inability to recognize the "00" digits as the year instead of the year A Day Preparation Plan For Y2K Many Year contingency plans rely on manual operations in case computer systems fail.

Isn't there a gaping contradiction in the idea that everybody has. map out your Y2K problem-solving activities between now and January 1, During that period, the U.S.

Department of Transportation will communicate the importance of Y2K at every appropriate opportunity. We will facilitate a national Y2K dialog and provide whatever assistance we can to ensure the safe, orderly operation of our.

By subscribing to Y2K News Magazine, the world's leading bi-weekly news magazine for the Year Problem, you can become an informed member of society and read the news as it awareness grows, it will be vitally important to distinguish fact from rumor and know exactly how Y2K will affect you, your family, your business, and your community.

The Y2K bug theory wend like this: Because early computer software used only the last two digits in a year, the machines will read the last “00" in on Jan. 1 as and would go into a.We were going to start up all the Y2K stories, have reporters interview computer experts, tech-company founders, government officials, power-company CEOs, find some of the retired programmers who had written all this defective code back in the s, engage them in conjectural conversations for quotes that we could plug into stories if and when.If businesses and governments need contingency plans, so do individuals.

Emergencies happen every day. Over half a million Maryland and Virginia residents lost power because of Hurricane Floyd.

My 82 year old mother is one of them. She went without electricity for six days.