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  County to Collaborate With Region on Y2K

By Steven Ginsberg
Washington Post Staff Writer
Sunday, April 4, 1999; Page V4

Government officials in Stafford County and the surrounding area have formed a Y2K regional committee to share year 2000 technology information.

The Y2K Regional Committee, which will include officials from Spotsylvania, Caroline and King George counties and the City of Fredericksburg, will provide progress reports and educate the public on Y2K updates.

"If we work together, it's much better," said Cathy Riddle, public information officer for Stafford. "We'll have meetings on a regular basis to share ideas. We want to make sure we have enough time to deal with whatever problems arise."

The committee will facilitate the process by not requiring companies that deal with the government to meet with each locality individually; rather, they can simply meet with the panel, Riddle said. The committee will, in turn, report to the public.

Stafford, meanwhile, is on course to have all of its computers year 2000 compliant by Oct. 1. The county will use the last three months of the year to iron out any glitches that arise, Riddle said.

© Copyright 1999 The Washington Post Company

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