President's Y2K council disbands
- By Diane Frank
- Apr 03, 2000
With its last job done, the President's Council on Year 2000 Conversion
packed up its boxes and closed its doors last week.
Led by John Koskinen, the council coordinated a nationwide effort to
fix computers and other processor-based systems that would have interpreted
the year 2000 as 1900, possibly corrupting data or crashing the system.
The council, through the Information Coordination Center, worked around
the clock from Dec. 30, 1999 to Jan. 3, 2000 to monitor events in the United
States and abroad. It had remained in place through the end of last month
to watch for any potential problems with the Feb. 29 leap year date, which
was viewed as another potential snafu.