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Year 2000 Emergency Management, Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Government Management, Information, and Technology of the Committee on Government Reform, House of Representatives, One Hundred Sixth Congress, First Session, March 22, 1999   [open pdf - 6MB]

This is the March 22, 1999 hearing on "Year 2000 Emergency Management" held before the Subcommittee on Government Management, Information, and Technology of the Committee on Government Reform, House of Representatives. From the opening statement of Stephen Horn: "Fortunately, as we prepare to enter the new millennium, there is heightened awareness within the world, and specifically within Congress, of new man-made risks that must be considered in emergency planning. The possibility of widespread computer problems associated with the year 2000 is a concern. But it is only one concern among many. As a Nation, we must prepare for disasters of all types, manmade and natural. Unlike hurricanes and earthquakes, we know when the year 2000 problem will occur. Since 1996, there has been diligent work to prevent widespread disruption in our national infrastructure; however, the Social Security Administration began its work in 1989. It is unfortunate that neither the legislative branch nor the executive branch understood the complexity of the management issues involved." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Margaret Heckler, Michael Humphrey, Phyllis Mann, James Morentz, and Michael Walker.

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Serial No. 106-59
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Date:
1999
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Public Domain
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