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The war against Y2K

With four months left, the Pentagon aims to bring overseas military bases into compliance, the NRC says some nuclear power reactors need an upgrade, and the Energy Department starts a round of testing.

 

  latest developments 

With four months left until the year 2000, the Pentagon aims to bring overseas military bases into compliance, the NRC says some nuclear power reactors need an upgrade, and the Energy Department starts a round of testing.

"About 40 percent of the 130 key foreign bases that the military is monitoring meet American standards."

- Pentagon officials

 


Government marches Y2K fixes to overseas bases
With the Pentagon claiming victory in its stateside battle with the Year 2000 glitch, the government is now focusing its efforts on preparing military forces overseas for the upcoming date change.

NRC: Some nuclear reactors still not ready for Y2K
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission says 28 nuclear power reactors need to upgrade their computers to avoid possible Y2K computer problems, though none of the work still to be done involves computer safety systems.

Energy Department powers up for Y2K testing
The Energy Department plans to start testing its computer systems for glitches related to the Year 2000 technology problem.