Some Fed Web Sites Will be Down for Y2K
Don't be alarmed if some US Government web sites don't answer your browser's call this weekend. They haven't been bitten by the "Bug" but have been taken offline temporarily to prevent Y2K-related hacking attacks.
The Pentagon announced today that the US military will shut down some of its web sites this Y2K weekend to protect against computer hackers.
The Defense Finance and Accounting Service (DFAS) web site at www.dfas.mil will be offline from 6 p.m. Thursday to 6 a.m. on New Year's Day according to a message posted on the web site's home page. Pentagon officials stated that the shutdown will not affect paychecks that will be sent to 5.8 million active and retired U.S. military personnel on Thursday.
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