Through my own investigation, I have been able to confirm the finding of the Murrays' book that the feds are ultimately responsible for the Y2K disaster. On November 2, 1968, the National Bureau of Standards issued Federal Information Processing Standards Publication (FIPS) 4, entitled "Specifications for Calendar Date." The
foreword to FIPS 4 declared that this is the "official publication within the Federal Government relating to standards...under the provisions of public law 89-306."
|This federal publication, FIPS 4, required that computers use two digits to represent the year. Was this standard the catalyst for the millennium bug computer crisis?
FIPS 4 went on to explain that this publication is "used to announce and maintain Federal Information Processing Standards." The purpose of FIPS 4 was stated as the "adoption of standards to provide necessary policy, administration, and guidance information for effective implementation and utilization."
In paragraph 4 of the FIPS 4 publication, we find announced this specification: "Calendar date is represented by a numeric code of six consecutive positions that represent the year, the month, and the day."
Two Staffers Interviewed
To trace the origins of the federal requirement starting in 1968 that all computers use six digits, with only two reserved for the year, I recently interviewed two top staffers at this little-known government bureau. They informed me that the National Bureau of Standards in 1968 changed its name. The NBS is now the NIST—the National Institute of Standards and Technology.
The renamed NIST agency employs some 3,500 scientists, engineers, mathematicians, and admin personnel. Currently, their prime mission is to propagandize and persuade America to drop its historical weights and measurements standards and adopt the European metric system. All the better to force the U.S.A. into a global economic order.
NIST is also busy plotting with multinational corporations to shut down hundreds of thousands of small businesses that refuse or are unable to adopt the new ISO 9000 universal standards for products bought and sold. These new standards are required of every firm on earth for the new millennium. NIST is working closely with two Illuminati front groups, the World Trade Organization and the International Standards Organization, on this particular antichrist project. (NOTE: I exposed ISO 9000 in my groundbreaking book, Project L.U.C.I.D.)
Failure to Alert America to Problem
During my interviews, the two officials denied NIST responsibility for causing the Y2K crisis. They quickly asserted that the persons who worked at NIST at that time, in 1968, are no longer there and are long gone. Yet, they were unable to explain why since 1968, and especially all during the decade of the 80s and into the 90s, NIST had failed to warn America of the impending Y2K emergency.
In fact, it was not until 1997 that NIST finally publicly acknowledged that a severe problem existed. On June 9-10, 1997, the NIST hosted an International Symposium On the Year 2000, at the agency's headquarters in Gaithersburg, Maryland. At the symposium, the keynote speaker announced: "We are all right now competing in a race against time to avert an impending computer catastrophe and, unless something is done, millions of computers, billions of dollars, and just about every human on the planet may be affected."
How very convenient! Here is a federal agency spending a bundle of our taxpayer dollars, employing 3,500 technicians whose sole job is to insure the efficiency of technology standards for the U.S.A. But only belatedly, in mid-1997, did the National Institute of Standards tell us of the looming millennium crisis—and then only at an "International Symposium."