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.