Council on the Arts

Y2K Compliance: Grants Management System and Other Support Systems

The Council on the Arts uses the Grants Management System to manage information about grant applications. The Council also maintains two other automated systems that support its activities. We reviewed the actions taken by the Council in attempting to ensure that activities dependent on these three automated systems are not significantly disrupted because of data processing difficulties related to the year 2000. We found the Council is taking many of the actions needed to prevent such difficulties. However, system testing has not been adequately documented, delays in testing one of the support systems may not allow enough time to resolve any unforeseen difficulties, and a contingency plan has not been developed to ensure that services are not disrupted if data processing difficulties are encountered in relation to the year 2000.

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