DISA suffers Y2K hiccups in Ohio

Year 2000 maintenance work at the Defense Information Systems Agency megacenter in
Columbus, Ohio, caused temporary outages affecting several logistics and financial
applications for three days last week.

On Sunday, March 21, data center employees installing vendor-supplied microcode
upgrades to direct-access storage devices and tape devices encountered intermittent
incompatibility problems in three of the nine DASD devices that were upgraded, DISA
spokeswoman Betsy Flood said.

“The original equipment manufacturer was called in to work on the incompatibility
problems, and the three devices were back in full operation” by March 23, Flood

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