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Release No: 193-99
July 07, 1999

Logistics Systems to be Tested for Y2K Compliance

The Department of Defense will conduct a major test of its logistical network for compliance with Year 2000 computer requirements on Tuesday, July 13, 1999. The demonstration will be held at the DoD Logistics Y2K Operations Center, 12900 Federal System Park Drive, Fairfax, Va. from 2:45 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. EDT.

This test is designed to ensure DoD information systems can operate unimpeded throughout the year 2000 date change in support of global military operations. Planning for this test began in the fall of 1998 and has involved thousands of individuals representing all Military Services, Defense agencies, and Unified Commands. This test segment will exercise leap year compliance on Feb. 29, 2000.

This demonstration is expected to be the largest simultaneous Year 2000 test of information systems in the world: a subset of more than a thousand systems and billions of line of code will be exercised. DoD-developed information components as well as commercial products, software, hardware, and communications systems in 22 different locations will participate.

John Koskinen, chair of the President's Council on Year 2000 (Y2K) Conversion, and Roger W. Kallock, deputy undersecretary of Defense (Logistics), are expected to attend the demonstration.

Coverage of the test is open to the news media. For directions and admission to the test, contact Susan Hansen, Defense Public Affairs, 703-693-6858.

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