Year 2000 Computer Software Conversion: Summary of Oversight Findings and Recommendations

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The Subcommittee on Government Management, Information, and Technology of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform investigated the Year 2000 Computer Software Conversion, a fear that computers may confuse the year 2000 with the year 1900 on January 1, 2000. Congress was alerted that failure to address this issue would disrupt business operations and hinder government services. Despite initial skepticism, the severity of the problem was acknowledged, with estimated costs for fixing it reaching billions. The report criticizes the lack of urgency in addressing the issue among federal government departments and agencies, highlighting a range of potential consequences, and assigns letter grades based on their preparedness efforts.
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