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Category: 

Military

Date: 

1998-05-12 22:01:38

Subject: 

Coast Guard Suffers Y2K Glitches

  Link:

http://www.fcw.com/pubs/fcw/1998/0511/web-coast-5-12-1998.html

Comment: 

This report indicates that y2k glitches have begun.

They will escalate from now on. This will make the repairs more difficult.

This is from FEDERAL COMPUTER WEEK (May 12).

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Commander James Decker, strategic information technology planner at Coast Guard headquarters in Washington, D.C., said, "The Coast Guard has already experienced a number of failures" in its computer systems due to Year 2000 problems.

Decker, speaking at the Navy Connecting Technology Spring '98 conference here, said systems affected by millennium bug problems, include the service's pay system, the Marine Safety Inspection system and systems at the Coast Guard's internal institute, which offers correspondence courses to enlisted men.

Decker said the systems failed because they manipulate data that contain dates occurring after Dec. 31, 1999. For example, the pay system handles allotment for mortgages that run 20 or 30 years. "That [problem] has not been fixed yet," Decker said.

Link: 

http://www.fcw.com/pubs/fcw/1998/0511/web-coast-5-12-1998.html

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