Y2K center closing shop

The Clinton administration plans to shutter the Year 2000 Information Coordination Center.

Under John Koskinen, head of the President's Council on Year 2000 Conversion, and retired Army Gen. Peter Kind, the ICC gathered and shared incident information among representatives from all of the federal, state and local government agencies and industry.

"The ICC played a critical role in helping assure smooth operations at a critical moment," said a spokeswoman for the Office of Management and Budget. "Now that the mission has been accomplished to everyone's satisfaction, the ICC will be closing its operations."

The spokeswoman said OMB plans to move the center's computers and other equipment to the Federal Emergency Management Administration.

"Y2K showed that agencies can work together, and those that participated...will probably remember that when the next crisis comes up," said Bruce McConnell, head of the International Y2K Cooperation Center.

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