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Category: 

Shipping_and_Transportation

Date: 

1998-05-29 11:37:49

Subject: 

FAA Provides Camouflaged Bad News on Its Web Site

  Link:

http://www.faay2k.com/html/mean.asp

Comment: 

How informative is this? Very. It tells us that the FAA doesn't have a chance.

It begins with a lie: "Although the Year 2000 issue is not a difficult technical problem to solve. . . ." If it's so easy, where are half a dozen success stories of outfits with over 10 million lines of code. The FAA has 23 million.

It continues with non-information: "Several [how many?] of those Mission Critical systems are impacted by Year 2000, and require repairs to become Year 2000 compliant. Fortunately, those repairs are well underway and many [how many?] systems have already been renovated and certified compliant [by whom?]."

Then there is the qurestion of the IBM 3083 computers that run the air traffic control system. They're certified dead and gone by IBM.

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Although the Year 2000 issue is not a difficult technical problem to solve, it requires a major coordination effort throughout the agency, due to the large number of computer systems, languages, and platforms the FAA uses.

Many of the FAA's systems are classified as mission critical, such as the majority of those that comprise the National Airspace System (NAS). Several of those Mission Critical systems are impacted by Year 2000, and require repairs to become Year 2000 compliant. Fortunately, those repairs are well underway and many systems have already been renovated and certified compliant.

Link: 

http://www.faay2k.com/html/mean.asp

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