Christopher Byrne writes:
> USAID received an F because its recently
> purchased computer system is not Year
> 2000-compliant, Horn said. "They receive the
> dunce of the year award,'' Horn said...
The Congressman is probably talking about USAID's "New
Management System" which is essentially a global procurement and
accounting network serving essentially USAID's internal operations.
There was a rather long discussion of the problems with this system in
a recent issue of the Washington Post. The "Federal Computer
Week" has an article about the contractor hired to repair the system:
How USAID is coping with Y2K problems pertaining to its contractors
and grantees in Africa and elsewhere is, it seems to me, a completely
separate issue, since that activity is managed by a completely separate
department with completely different people. I do find it interesting
that the world press focuses primarily (exclusively?) on USAID's
internal Y2K problem.
Jeff @ Washington
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