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 Y2K Computer Bug
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What Can You Do?
Your Computer
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Utilities


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Advice for the Big Night
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Alexandria
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Small Business
How Are Businesses Preparing?
Finding and Fixing Problems
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Five Y2K Myths
Who Else Needs to Be Ready?
U.S. Contractor Compliance


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How This Mess Started
Y2K Glossary
Overview
Business
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How the Clock Works
The Y2K countdown clock that appears above is based on the clock on your computer or network. As the official timekeeper of the United States, the Naval Observatory Time Service Department maintains accurate atomic clocks. It hosts a site that lets you check the time and determine the accuracy of your system clock (requires a Java-enabled browser).



Latest Story
Y2K Glitch For Lawyers: Few Lawsuits
Accounts of the largely triumphant campaign to quash the Y2K computer glitch must include a visit to the cluttered Philadelphia home office of Ronald N. Weikers.
Full coverage of the Y2K rollover

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January 8, 2000
Y2K Glitches Affect Financial Software
The Washington Post

January 5, 2000
On the Internet, Bugged About Y2K
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January 3, 2000
Companies Head Back to Work
The Washington Post

January 2, 2000
Hard Work Made Y2K a Nonevent
The Washington Post

January 1, 2000
Praise for Y2K Efforts
The Washington Post

Computers Pass the Test
The Washington Post

Utilities Experience No Big Shocks
The Washington Post

December 30, 1999
Y2K Programmers Get a Bit of a Respite
The Washington Post

December 29, 1999
Consumers Clamor for Y2K Information
The Washington Post

Work Separates Some Couples on Big Night
The Washington Post

Common Sense in the Medicine Cabinet
The Washington Post

December 28, 1999
Russia Missile Forces Pass Y2K Test
The Associated Press

December 27, 1999
As Jan. 1 Nears, Doomsayers Reconsider
The Washington Post

Most Americans Won't Experience Glitches
The Washington Post

December 26, 1999
Confident Officials Add Y2K Staff--Just in Case
The Washington Post

December 23, 1999
Agency to Review Y2K Patent
The Washington Post

Md. Unveils $4.5 Million Y2K Disaster Center
The Washington Post

December 22, 1999
Russia Puts Air Traffic Backup Plan in Place
Reuters

Prince George's County: We're Ready
The Washington Post

December 21, 1999
Md. Courts Make Y2K Backup Plans
The Washington Post

Government Warning About Y2K Hackers
The Washington Post

Most 911 Call Centers Say They Are Ready
Associated Press

December 19, 1999
Area Prepares For Potential Y2K Trouble
The Washington Post

December 17, 1999
A Y2K Patent Fortune Pending?
The Washington Post

Energy Dept. Says Utilities Are Ready
Associated Press

December 16, 1999
Smiling in the Face of Millennial Madness
The Washington Post

Y2K? Don't Panic; Be Prudent
The Washington Post

December 10, 1999
Find Some Y2Komfort at Home
The Washington Post

As Y2K Looms, Italy Takes Its Time Preparing
The Washington Post

December 9, 1999
D.C. Pulls Out All Stops for Last Y2K Drill
The Washington Post

November 30, 1999
Pentagon's Computer Woes Cause Backlog for Security Checks
The Washington Post

November 25, 1999
It's the Sale of the Millennium
The Washington Post

November 23, 1999
Y2K Critic Gives U.S. a B-Plus
The Washington Post

November 18, 1999
Y2K Repair Bill: $100 Billion
The Washington Post

D.C. Will Be Y2K-Ready, Official Says
The Washington Post

November 16, 1999
White House's Y2K Center Hopes for Calm
The Washington Post

For Y2K, Americans Staying Firmly on the Ground
The Washington Post

November 15, 1999
Manassas Park Ready for Millennium
The Washington Post

November 11, 1999
No Major National Y2K Breakdowns Expected
The Washington Post

November 8, 1999
Y2K 'Slowdown' Narrowly Felt
The Washington Post

November 2, 1999
U.S. Airports Seem Safe for Y2K
The Washington Post

November 1, 1999
Y2K Is Not Bugging Everyone in China
The Washington Post

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The Y2K countdown clock that appears in the banner above and on every page of this special report is based on the clock on your computer or network. If your computer's clock is not set to the correct time, the clock above will be inaccurate.

As the official timekeeper of the United States, the Naval Observatory Time Service Department maintains extremely accurate atomic clocks. It hosts a site that allows the you to check the time and determine the accuracy of your system clock (requires a Java-enabled browser).

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