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Rep. says feds still working 'too slowly' on Y2K
BY ORLANDO De BRUCE, Federal Computer Week
Although some agencies this fall picked up the
pace of fixing millennium bug glitches, a House
Republican overseeing Year 2000 computer
progress today gave the federal government
another below-average grade for its overall efforts.
Rep. Stephen Horn (R-Calif.), chairman of the
House Subcommittee on Government
Management, Information and Technology, gave
the administration a D for its overall management
of the Year 2000 computer problem, the same
grade he gave the government in August.
"Unfortunately, the federal government has not
made enough progress since the last report card,
when it also received a D,'' Horn said. "Executive
branch departments and agencies are responding
too slowly in assessing and repairing their
mission-critical systems, their telecommunications
equipment, their embedded chip systems and their
Of the 24 agencies Horn graded, three received an
A, six received a B, eight had a C, two had a D
and five were given a failing grade. Those agencies
receiving an F were the departments of Justice,
Energy, Health and Human Services, State and the
U.S. Agency for International Development.
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...