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A recent congressional study ranked the DOJ as among the least Y2K-compliant federal agencies. But by New Year’s Eve, Justice apparently was ready. According to Assistant Attorney General Stephen Colgate, the DOJ’s Y2K Command Center the first week of January shut down a full day and a half before planned. There were a few glitches, says Colgate, including a brief problem with the U.S. Marshals Service accessing Main Justice computer files that showed the year as 1000 instead of 2000. But nothing happened “that had any operational impact at all,” he says. “It was a total snooze.”

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