NASA Daily News Summary For Release: Jan.

4, 2000 Media Advisory m00-002 SUMMARY: Last NASA Y2K Status Report Video: ALL TIMES EASTERN No Video Files Today.

***************************** NASA Y2K Status Report 5:00 p.m. EST (2200 UTC) Jan. 3, 2000 The first business day of the Year 2000 turned up no significant problems in NASA information technology systems. A few small glitches were found in business systems that had not been used since before the Y2K rollover, but they were quickly identified and fixed. "The NASA Y2K team should take pride in what has been a truly extraordinary accomplishment," said NASA Chief Information Officer Lee Holcomb, who oversaw the Agency's Y2K effort. "As of today, NASA has transitioned successfully to the Year 2000 with no significant problems. The few minor anomalies that arose were easily fixed and we have closed them all out." Only two space-related systems suffered problems that appeared to be Y2K-related, but neither problem directly affected real-time mission-critical systems. One problem occurred in software used to plan communications opportunities between the Upper Atmosphere Research Satellite and the Tracking and Data Relay Satellite System. The other occurred in orbital-prediction software used by NASA's Deep Space Network. Workarounds for both problems were developed over the weekend.

Unless events warrant otherwise, this will be the last Y2K Status Report for NASA.

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