Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 112 Part 3.djvu/140

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112 STAT. 1970 PUBLIC LAW 105-261—OCT. 17, 1998 personnel) are available to ensure that all mission critical systems achieve year 2000 compliance; and (C) the criteria and process to be used to certify a system as year 2000 compliant. (2) The report shall also include— (A) an updated list of all mission critical systems; and (B) guidelines for developing contingency plans for the functioning of each information technology or national security system in the event of a year 2000 problem in any such system, (g) CAPABILITY CONTINGENCY PLANS.—Not later than December 30, 1998, the Secretary of Defense shall have in place contingency plans to ensure continuity of operations for every critical mission or function of the Department of Defense that is dependent on an information technology or national security system. (h) INSPECTOR GENERAL EVALUATION.—The Inspector General of the Department of Defense shall selectively audit information technology and national security systems certified as year 2000 compliant to evaluate the ability of systems to successfully operate during the actual year 2000, including the ability of the systems to access and transmit information from point of origin to point of termination. (i) DEFINITIONS. —For purposes of this section: (1) The term "information technology" has the meaning given that term in section 5002 of the Clinger-Cohen Act of 1996 (40 U.S.C. 1401). (2) The term "national security system" has the meaning given that term in section 5142 of such Act (40 U.S.C. 1452). (3) The term "development or modernization" has the meaning given that term in paragraph E of section 180203 of the Department of Defense Financial Management Regulation (DOD 7000.14r-R), but does not include any matter covered by subparagraph 3 of that paragraph. (4) The term "current services" has the meaning given that term in paragraph C of section 180203 of the Department of Defense Financial Management Regulation (DOD 7000.14- R). (5) The term "mission critical system" means an information technology or national security system that is designated as mission critical in the May 1998 Department of Defense quarterly report on the status of year 2000 compliance. SEC. 334. EVALUATION OF YEAR 2000 COMPLIANCE AS PART OF TRAIN- ING EXERCISES PROGRAMS. (a) REPORT ON EVALUATION PLAN.—Not later than December 15, 1998, the Secretary of Defense shall submit to Congress a plan for the execution of a simulated year 2000 as part of military exercises described in subsection (c) in order to evaluate, in an operational environment, the extent to which information technology and national security systems involved in those exercises will successfully operate during the actual year 2000, including the ability of those systems to access and transmit information from point of origin to point of termination. (b) EVALUATION OF COMPLIANCE IN SELECTED EXERCISES.— In conducting the military exercises described in subsection (c), the Secretary of Defense shall ensure that— (1) at least 25 of those exercises (referred to in this section as "year 2000 simulation exercises") are conducted so as to