fluffy grue voted 1 on this story.
Well, in Albuquerque, NM, instead of making a grossly-expensive war room for the purpose of Y2K, the police department used Y2K as an opportunity to create a general-purpose crisis center where they could quickly help out lots of people should there be, say, riots, and also took the opportunity to beef up their emergency dispatching and the like. It's very short-sighted to create a "war room" for the purpose of one single date-related phenomena; I'd have preferred if they did what the Albuquerque police did instead, and created a general-purpose war room which just happened to be available for a predetermined potential crisis.
Basically, all I think the government needs to do is change the stupid name, and then all the sudden the $50M is justified.
"Is not a quine" is not a quine.
I have a master's degree in science!
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