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  • Main Title Year 2000 Problem: Potential Impacts on National Infrastructures


  • Author: Nunno, Richard M.
    Creator Type: Personal
    Creator Info: Science, Technology, and Medicine Division


  • Name: Library of Congress. Congressional Research Service.
    Place of Publication: Washington D.C.


  • Creation: 1998-12-04


  • English


  • Content Description: The year 2000 (Y2K) computer problem poses a potential threat to the continued proper functioning of many national infrastructures. These include telecommunications, utilities, financial services, health care, transportation, government services, and military preparedness. Other sectors -- such as water, agriculture, food processing and distribution, emergency services, and small and medium sized businesses -- have also been identified as having potentially significant Y2K problems but, due to space constraints, are not discussed here. While public and private sector entities report progress toward resolving their Y2K problems, much uncertainty remains regarding which systems are most vulnerable to failures. The overall impact resulting from the Y2K problem to some degree still depends on remediation progress made in 1999.


  • Legislative Indexing Vocabulary: Technology
  • Legislative Indexing Vocabulary: Year 2000 computer problem
  • Legislative Indexing Vocabulary: Infrastructure


  • Name: Congressional Research Service Reports
    Code: CRSR


  • Name: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
    Code: UNTGD

Resource Type

  • Report


  • Text


  • CRS Report Number: 98-967
  • Accession or Local Control No: 98-967 1998-12-04
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metacrs807