On This Day Pre-Y2K

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January 10, 2000 Permalink

John Koskinen had the job of getting the U.S. government compliant. Sally Katzen preceded him in this task.

With a small staff, he was abe to motivate the bureaucratic troops. He did not organize the y2k repair process, but he surely was in charge at the end. He would have taken the criticism, had large systems failed.

Because he was dependent on agencies’ self-reported data, I was suspicious of every announcement of success. But, as it turned out, the systems seem to be holding.

So, my hat is off to him. He seems to have succeeded. I gave him a lot of trouble in the interim, so I feel obligated to say that the job got done on his watch.

—Gary North, garynorth.com, 01/10/00

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