The Year 2000 Problem

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The Subcommittee on Government Management, Information, and Technology of the House Committee on Government Reform and Oversight investigated the Year 2000 problem which arose after computer programmer's didn't use whole years and instead only included the last two digits in their code. The subcommittee found that federal and state government's were highly unprepared for the turn of the century, as were many businesses who were reluctant to share the status of their year 2000 preparation. The report recommended that federal and state government and public and private organizations approach the situation with more urgency. Moreover, they recommended that the government establish Federal liability protection for organizations that share information in order to facilitate year 2000 repairs.
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