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Informational Memorandum
Subject:Farm Credit Administration's Year 2000 Progress Report
Date of Memorandum:08/13/1998
Expiration Date:
Office:Information Resources Division
Signed By:Smith, Stephen
FCA Contact Person:Smith, Stephen
Contact Phone:703-883-4275
List of Attachments:FCA's Year 2000 Unit Testing Status as of July 31
1998

INFORMATIONAL MEMORANDUM August 13, 1998

To: Chairman, Board of Directors
Chief Executive Officer
Chief Information Officer
All Farm Credit System Institutions

From: Stephen G. Smith, Chief Information Officer
Information Resources Division

Subject: Farm Credit Administration’s Year 2000 Progress Report


The Farm Credit Administration’s (FCA) action plan (Plan) to achieve Year 2000 (Y2K) compliance requires that we conduct independent testing of critical systems, and that we report our progress to you. Test plans for all mission-critical (MC) systems have been submitted and are undergoing final review. A copy of FCA’s internal tracking report, as of July 31, 1998, showing the status of each of these systems, is attached to this Informational Memorandum.

We are progressing with the testing process. A test system is being developed to simulate FCA’s production hardware and software, as a means to both protect on-going operations and accelerate the completion of testing. This test environment should be in place by September 30, 1998. This will then enable unit testing of FCA's MC-rated systems to be completed by October 31, 1998, and testing of systems rated significant (S) to be completed by December 31, 1998.

We remain confident that all of FCA’s systems that are mission-critical or significant to operations will either be certified as Y2K compliant, or will have contingency plans in place to provide for an alternate or back-up. The use of contingency plans in some areas is unavoidable because services such as the electrical power grid, national and international telephone systems, and the global Internet are outside of FCA’s control, and yet are necessary to support some of the systems we must have to conduct daily operations.

Since our May 28, 1998, progress report, the following additional milestones under the Plan have been accomplished:


The next Y2K Informational Memorandum will be issued in October 1998. More information about FCA’s Y2K Plan may be found at our Internet WEB site, www.fca.gov, under the headings “Y2K Issues” and “News Releases.” If you have any questions regarding this memorandum, please call me at (703) 883-4275, or on the Internet at E-mail address smiths@fca.gov.

Attachment
FCA’s Year 2000 Unit Testing Status
as of July 31, 1998

System Rating
Application Name
Status 6/30
Status 7/31
MC
AST Premium SE 4/33
D
D
MC
Cabletron Concentrators
B
A
MC
Cisco Routers (2501,2516,4500)
B
A
MC
Cisco Catalyst Switch 5000
B
A
MC
Compaq Servers( Proliant 300,1500,6000)
B
A
MC
Dell Notebook Computers (CP,XPiCD)
E
E
MC
Gateway P5-120
E
E
MC
Gateway ( G6-200, G6-266)
E
E
MC
Gateway P5-60
E
E
MC
Printers (Network and Attached)
B
A
MC
Xyplex Concentrator 9000
B
A
MC
Backup Executive
B
A
MC
CRS
B
A
MC
ECS System
B
A
MC
Federal Retirement Benefits (FERS & CSRS
B
A
MC
FCA Website
A
A
MC
FINASST
B
A
MC
Lotus Notes
B
A
MC
MS Office 97
B
A
MC
NFC Payroll Processing
F
F
MC
Oracle
B
A
MC
SMS
B
A
MC
SQL Server
B
A
MC
Windows NT 4.0 Server (DHCP,WINS)
B
A
MC
Windows NT Workstation
B
A
MC-S
Electrical Power (McLean and Field Offices
F
F
MC-S
Sprinklers
A
C
MC-S
Telephone System (Mclean and Field Offices)
F
F
System ATest Plan In Approval Process
System BNo Test or Contingency Plan
System CTesting In Process
System DSystem Being Replaced
System EUnit Tests Successfully Completed
System FContingency Plan Being Developed
System GContingency Plan In Place
System HSystem Recommended for Re-Classification