Fiscal 2000 triggers Y2K oops

Fiscal 2000 triggers Y2K oops

The start of fiscal 2000 came and went with only minor problems because of date code glitches.

The Energy Department and the National Science Foundation reported minor problems as the federal fiscal calendar made the date switch at the beginning of the month, according to the President's Council on the Year 2000 Conversion.

'The Y2K Council will continue to work with federal agencies to monitor and report on any other fiscal year 2000 difficulties,' the council said in a statement.

Energy reported a failed purchasing system, and NSF reported problems with a grant information system. Both agencies had fixed the systems by the end of the day on Oct. 1.

'Frank Tiboni, Susan M. Menke, Patricia Daukantas and Christopher J. Dorobek

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