Leap day causes few problems

Leap day causes few problems

Except for a handful of minor glitches, there were no problems tied to the Feb. 29 leap year rollover, said John A. Koskinen, chairman of the President's Council on the Year 2000 Conversion.

The Coast Guard reported a software problem with the archiving module of its Standard Semi-Automated Message Process System, which refused to perform message handling upon changing to Feb. 29, Koskinen said. The problem, which did not affect Coast Guard operations, has been fixed, he said.

Offutt Air Force Base near Omaha, Neb., reported problems tracking maintenance equipment and inventory. Koskinen said the problem was caught quickly and fixed.

Many agencies stepped up their systems monitoring for the leap year; few did the all-out systems watch they did for the New Year rollover. Koskinen said leap day marked the end of the Information Coordination Center's activities.

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