Year 2000 Issues Within the U.S. Pacific Command's Area of Responsibility - Hawaii Information Transfer System [open pdf - 705KB]
"This is one in a series of reports being issued by the Inspector General, DoD, in accordance with an informal partnership with the Chief Information Officer, DoD, to monitor DoD efforts to address the year 2000 computing challenge. The overall objective of this audit was to evaluate whether DoD adequately planned for and managed year 2000 risks to avoid disruptions to the U.S. Pacific Command mission. Specifically, the IG reviewed year 2000 risk assessments, contingency plans for mission critical systems, and continuity of operations plans to perform core mission requirements. The review included major DoD communications systems operating within the U.S. Pacific Command's area of responsibility. The Hawaii Information Transfer System (HITS) program managers, the Defense information System Agency, and the Naval Computer and Telecommunications Area Master Station-Pacific recognized the need for contract clauses and procedures to ensure Y2K compliance for the HITS program. The HITS contractor was required to ensure that all hardware and software assets were Y2K compliant and the contract specified that there could be no additional charges to the government for Y2K upgrades. Further, the implementation of HITS Y2K upgrades to existing systems was on schedule."
Department of Defense, Office of the Inspector General, Report No. 99-085
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