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Government Accountability Office, Year 2000 Computing Crisis: Readiness of State Automated Systems to Support Federal Welfare Programs (GAO/AIMD-99-28) (Nov. 6, 1998) (full-text).


This report assesses the Year 2000 status of the state and local automated systems used in federal welfare programs. Specifically, our objectives were to (1) determine the reported status of systems used in Medicaid; Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF); Women, Infants, and Children (WIC); food stamps (FS); child support enforcement (CSE); child care (CC); and child welfare programs (CW), and the potential consequences of not modifying these systems in time for the Year 2000 change, (2) identify Year 2000 guidance provided by federal agencies to the states, and (3) identify any Year 2000 oversight and monitoring activities that the federal agencies have performed.