Miscellaneous

New York's Preparation for the Year 2000

Most computers may have difficulty making accurate calculations involving dates beginning in the year 2000. We examined the actions taken by the Governor's Task Force on Information Resource Management and selected State agencies and public authorities to ensure that public services are not materially interrupted as a result of this computer problem. We found that the Task Force has been effective in making State agencies and public authorities aware of the importance of this problem, and that some agencies and authorities, such as the Department of Taxation and Finance and New York City Transit, have made good progress in addressing the problem. However, other agencies have made little progress in addressing this problem and therefore risk service interruptions. We recommend these agencies intensify their efforts and the Task Force actively monitor these efforts.

For a complete copy of Report 96-S-84 click here.
For a copy of the 90-day response click here.