ERIC Number: ED433010
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-May-12
Reference Count: N/A
Year 2000 Computing Challenge: Education Taking Needed Actions but Work Remains. Testimony before the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, Committee on Education and the Workforce, House of Representatives.
Willemssen, Joel C.
This document provides testimony on the U.S. Department of Education's efforts to ensure that its computer systems supporting critical student financial aid activities will be able to process information reliably through the turn of the century. After providing some background information, the statement recaps prior findings and the actions that were needed for reducing risk, progress by the department since then, and future tasks. The statement concludes that the Department of Education has made progress toward making its programs and supporting systems Year 2000 (Y2K) compliant, but that work remains to complete the department's planned Y2K program to ensure that the risk of disruption to student financial aid delivery is minimized. (AEF)
Descriptors: Computer Security, Computer Software, Computer System Design, Federal Government, Federal Programs, Information Systems, Postsecondary Education, Programming, Public Agencies, Records Management, Student Financial Aid
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Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials; Reports - Evaluative
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Authoring Institution: General Accounting Office, Washington, DC.