Joint Data Exchange Center (JDEC) News
- RUSSIA WARNING Voice of America 09 June 2000 -- Missile expert John Pike of the Federation of American
Scientists says there is good reason for concern. He says a rocket launched near Russia to gather scientific data could have sparked a misguided and disastrous response from Moscow.
- U.S.-Russia Missile Accords to Strengthen Strategic Stability By Susan Ellis Washington File 06 June 2000 -- MOA on Shared Early Warning and the Data Exchange Center basically provides for the two countries to provide each other "with near real-time, continuous flow of information from early warning sensors."
- US-Russia Shared Early Warning Agreement Background News - June 06, 2000 -- We have a second MOA, which addresses a complementary part of shared early warning, which is the intent of the U.S. and Russia to try to work out the arrangements of a pre-launch notification regime that could then be opened up very broadly to whatever countries wanted to participate.
- FACT SHEET Agreement on the Establishment of a Joint Warning Center for the Exchange of Information on Missile Launches and Early Warning - June 4, 2000
- PRESS BRIEFING BY SENIOR ADMINISTRATION OFFICIALS ON EARLY WARNING SYSTEM AGREEMENT
June 4, 2000 -- The system is to be set up in phases, and by the end of the third phase, it will include information on ballistic missile and space launches of third parties. It will only do so when there
is some indication, because of the azimuth of the projected missile or
space launch, that it might come over the territory of one of the two
parties that are signatories to this agreement.
- DoD News Briefing - Presenter: Deputy Secretary of Defense John J. Hamre Saturday, January 01, 2000 - We have checked with all of our operational commanders, and operations are absolutely normal around the world. As you know, despite some fear-mongers' guesses, we absolutely did not have a nuclear event last night. And the stability center out at Colorado Springs functioned normally.
- U.S. grants Russians nuclear access NBC NEWS 29 December 1999 -- “With America and Russia having thousands of nuclear weapons on hair-trigger alert, there’s always a danger of accidental war,” John Pike of the Federation of American Scientists warned.
- RUSSIANS ARRIVE Voice of America 22 December 1999 -- Twenty Russian military officers have arrived at a U-S airbase in Colorado where they will soon
begin watching for errant nuclear missile launches.
- DoD News Briefing Deputy Secretary of Defense John J. Hamre , December 16, 1999 --
The Russia program was really a five-phased program. The Y2K Center for Strategic Stability has been the one that's gotten the most coverage. You know, they have been genuinely apprehensive about letting us in to the inner workings of their command and control systems. It also is a precursor to something which is called the Shared Early-Warning Initiative, which we are working with the Russians on for the long term, where we will in fact have shared centers in Moscow and the United States to share early-warning information, to prevent any ambiguities.
- DoD News Briefing - Presenter: Secretary of Defense William S. CohenWednesday, December 8, 1999 - I mentioned Russia because we want to make sure that if there are problems that are experienced in Russia that they do not misconstrue that or miscalculate, and that's the reason why they are sending some of their people to Colorado Springs.
- America, Russia partners in Y2K strategic center (AFPN) 07 December 1999 -- For the first time since the Cold War, the United States has joined arms and information with Russia to safely operate both country's missile warning systems into the new millennium. US Space Command will stand up the Center for Y2K Strategic Stability here Dec. 30 through Jan. 15.
- U.S., Russia Cooperate on Y2K Concerns By ELIZABETH SHOGREN, Los Angeles Times Thursday, December 2, 1999 -- Security analysts agree that the links between technology specialists are essential now, given the grim state of U.S.-Russian relations. "They're sort of at Cold War levels--except that the Russians are not talking about the eventual triumph of communism," said John Pike, a defense specialist at the Federation of American Scientists, a privately funded policy group in Washington. "The level of suspicions have not been this high since sometime in the early to mid-'80s."
- Russia, U.S. make Y2K fail-safe for nuke arsenal Eric Rosenberg San Francisco Examiner Nov. 26, 1999 -- "Not all of the data corruption that may be engendered by Y2K is going to manifest itself on New Year's Day," said John Pike, a military expert with the Federation of American Scientists here. "Some of this stuff may take several weeks to propagate through the system."
- U.S. SENATE Y2K CHIEF GETS EURO-VOTE WRONG, WRONG, WRONG. FRIENDS OF THE EARTH AUSTRALIA / AUSTRALIAN PEACE COMMITTEE
21 Nov 1999 -- Australian antinuclear activists who lobbied for the European Parliament to pass a motion last Thursday, for US and Russian strategic nuclear weapons to be taken off hairtrigger alert are shocked by utterly incorrect statements from Senator Robert Bennett (R-Utah), that the European Parliament has voted for nuclear early warning systems to be shut down.
- DoD News Briefing November 09, 1999 -- As originally envisioned, there was also supposed to be an equivalent center in Russia that would be staffed by Russian officers and U.S. officers, where we would share early-warning information and, I believe, signals, as originally envisioned. As it turns out, there is only one center. It's in the United States. There is no center in Russia.
- U.S. and Russia Agree on Joint Defense Against Y2K Debacles ELIZABETH BECKER The New York Times October 28, 1999 "If anything, my concern is that this is too little, too late," said John Pike, the Director of Programs at the American Federation of Scientists.
- Text: Lugar Says Y2K May Disrupt Russian Strategic SystemsUSIA 01 October 1999 -- The Y2K computer problem may disrupt many Russian strategic systems,
said Sen. Richard Lugar before the Senate Special Committee on the
Year 2000 Technology Problem Sept. 28.
- Text: Warner Cites Y2K Problems with U.S.-Russian HotlinesUSIA 29 September 1999 -- The United States and Russia have identified Y2K problems that would
prevent the full operation of all but one of the seven direct
communications links, or "hotlines," that guarantee immediate
communications between U.S. and Russian leaders.
- DoD News Briefing Tuesday, September 28, 1999 -- The original concept was to have Russian officers in Colorado and American officers in Russia monitoring say at Peterson the U.S. early warning system so the Russians could look at that, and we were also supposed to be able to pipe in a picture of the Russian early warning system to the Peterson location and the U.S. early warning system to the Moscow location. It now looks as though we're not going to have the ability to look at the Russian early warning system in Colorado.
- U.S., Russia Will Share Early Warning Missile Launch Data American Forces Press Service 17 September 1999 -- We will also give them other real-time, operational information about potentially destabilizing events, such as airspace violations that could result from the Y2K computer challenge.
- U.S., Russia Will Share Early Warning Missile Launch Data American Forces Press Service 16 September 1999 -- Defense Secretary William S. Cohen and Russian Defense Minister Marshal Igor Sergeyev signed an agreement Sept. 13 to establish the Center for Year 2000 Strategic Stability at Peterson Air Force Base, Colo.
- UNITED STATES AND RUSSIA SIGN JOINT STATEMENT TO ESTABLISHING CENTER FOR YEAR 2000 STRATEGIC STABILITY September 13, 1999 -- The United States and the Russian Federation have signed a joint statement indicating their intent to establish the Center for Year 2000 Strategic Stability (CY2KSS) during the Year 2000 (Y2K) transition period. In the CY2KSS, U.S. and Russian military personnel will sit side-by-side during the Y2K transition period, from late December 1999 to mid-January 2000, and continuously monitor U.S.-provided information on missile and space launches.
- RUSSIA / U-S DEFENSE Voice of America 13 September 1999 --
Russia and the United States have agreed to work together to prevent any false nuclear attack
warnings when computers turn to the year 2000.
- Arms Control, Y2K Top Cohen's Moscow Agenda By Linda D. Kozaryn American Forces Press Service 13 September 1999 -- U.S. Defense Secretary William S. Cohen and Russian defense officials are working together here to reaffirm the two nations' efforts to draw down the Soviet-era nuclear arsenal and to counter potential Year 2000 computer glitches.
- RUSSIA / U-S Voice of America 12 September 1999 -- Defense Secretary William Cohen is due in Moscow for a working visit Monday with his Russian counterpart. Talks are expected to focus on strengthening international security and improving bilateral military operations.
- Subject: SecDef's Trip to Russia September 10, 1999 -- We began to discuss with the Russians the possibility of cooperation on defense-related issues in the year 2000 transition way back in the fall a year ago. We had begun engagement at the staff level and even very serious expert engagement on this matter in the mid spring. Then in the wake of the differences between our two governments over Kosovo, those activities were suspended for a period. They began to resume in early August and there was a major meeting among specialists on these matters in Moscow in late August.
- COHEN RUSSIA SCENESETTER Voice of America 10 September 1999 -- Defense Secretary William Cohen and
Russian Defense Minister (Igor Sergeyev) will sign
the so-called "Y-two-K" agreement in Moscow where they
will also discuss differences over the Balkans and
- Year 2000 (Y2K)-related computer failures in nuclear weapons systems Friends of the Earth Sydney 31 July 1999 --
The organisations representing millions of people worldwide are
writing to convey their extreme concern over the possibility that Year
2000 (Y2K)-related computer failures in nuclear weapons systems may lead to
an unacceptable risk of nuclear war by accident or miscalculation.
- Y2K and the Threat of Global Nuclear Catastrophe by Hannah Middleton Friends of the Earth Sydney 28 July 1999 -- The immediate stakes are so high, and the potential for global catastrophe so clear, that mutually verified de-alerting in the face of the Y2K computer problem must take precedence over all other considerations of politics and national security.
- THE 'NIGHTMARE SCENARIO'
WHAT IF THE WORLD'S Y2K NUCLEAR COMPUTER PROBLEMS AREN'T FIXED IN TIME? The Nation 15 March 1999 -- John Pike of the independent, nonprofit Federation of American Scientists warns, "The fundamental problem is that we don't know what could happen.... There's a real risk though that we could see the sort of computer malfunctions that we've seen in previous years, where the command and control systems erroneously report that an attack is in progress [and] erroneously direct missiles to shoot at the wrong target."
- RUSSIA / Y2K Voice of America 03 March 1999 -- RUSSIAN DEFENSE MINISTRY OFFICIALS SAY THEY HAVE SUFFICIENT FUNDS TO TACKLE POSSIBLE SO-CALLED MILLENNIUM COMPUTER BUG PROBLEMS AFFECTING ITS NUCLEAR FORCES. BUT DEFENSE OFFICIALS ADMIT THE SO-CALLED "Y-2-K" BUG COULD CAUSE UNNECESSARY ANXIETY THIS NEW YEARS EVE, SHOULD INTERNATIONAL TENSIONS ESCALATE.
- Early warning center to avert Y2K-induced false nuclear alert AFPN 01 March 1999 -- Russia has agreed to a U.S. proposal that the two countries set up a temporary joint early-warning center to reduce the risk that year-2000 computer problems may trigger a false nuclear alert.
- U.S. INVITES RUSSIANS TO MONITOR YEAR-END EARLY WARNING USIA 01 March 1999 -- Assistant Secretary of Defense for Strategy and Threat Reduction Edward Warner says the United States has invited Russian early warning missile launch specialists to a jointly supported facility in Colorado at the end of the year to ease "the transition into the new millenium."
- Russia, U.S. to Set Up Joint Early Warning Center American Forces Press Service 26 February 1999 -- Russia has agreed to a U.S. proposal that the two countries set up a temporary joint early warning center to reduce the risk that year 2000 computer problems may trigger a false nuclear alert.
- DoD News Briefing Tuesday, February 16, 1999 --
One of the topics that will probably run through both meetings -- the consultations and the strategic stability group, is Y2K. This is something that we have been discussing with the Russians. The Russians recently set up a national committee to deal with Y2K issues, and we've offered to help them, particularly in the area of shared early warning, which is an initiative that President Clinton and President Yeltsin launched last year.
- Y2K pushes U.S., Russia to work on warning center for nukes Federal Computer Week (1/14/99)
The Pentagon plans to dispatch a team to Russia next week to
work on a "shared early-warning center" designed to preclude
ny accidental launch of missiles brought on by a Year 2000 bug
in nuclear command and control systems.
- Y2K : REPERCUSSIONS Voice of America 12 Feburary 1999 -- A MAJOR CONCERN IS IN THE MILITARY ARENA -- MORE SPECIFICALLY,
WITH NUCLEAR WEAPONS. DEFENSE EXPERTS SAY ONE THING IS SURE: A
COMPUTER GLITCH CAN NOT CAUSE THE FIRING OF NUCLEAR MISSILES.
- Y2K : NUCLEAR WEAPONS Voice of America 11 Feburary 1999 -- MICHAEL KRAIG SUGGESTS IF WASHINGTON AND MOSCOW
CAN NOT AGREE ON AN EARLY-WARNING SHARING ACCORD, THE AMERICAN
AND RUSSIAN MILITARY SHOULD DO ONE OF TWO THINGS TO THEIR NUCLEAR
ARSENALS -- EITHER DE-COUPLE THE WARHEADS FROM THE MISSILES, OR
PLACE THE NUCLEAR MISSILES OFF THEIR ALERT STATUS.
- Y2K : RUSSIAN MILITARY Voice of America 10 Feburary 1999 -- SOME MILITARY ANALYSTS HAVE EXPRESSED CONCERN ABOUT THE U-S
DEFENSE DEPARTMENT BEING ABLE TO FIX ALL OF ITS COMPUTERS BY
JANUARY FIRST. BUT THESE SAME ANALYSTS HAVE EVEN GREATER DOUBTS
ABOUT THE RUSSIAN MILITARY. ONE OF THEM IS MICHAEL KRAIG, SENIOR ANALYST WITH THE
"BRITISH-AMERICAN SECURITY INFORMATION COUNCIL," A PRIVATE
- Y2K: THE MILITARY Voice of America 10 Feburary 1999 -- MICHAEL KRAIG -- A MILITARY EXPERT WITH THE "BRITISH-AMERICAN SECURITY INFORMATION COUNCIL" -- SAYS THE U-S DEFENSE DEPARTMENT IS FACED WITH A DAUNTING TASK.
- RUSSIA / MILLENNIUM BUG Voice of America 30 January 1999 -- A TEAM OF U-S DEFENSE DEPARTMENT SPECIALISTS VISITS RUSSIA IN FEBRUARY TO DISCUSS THE POSSIBLE EFFECT OF A
MILLENNIUM BUG GLITCH ON COMPUTERS CONTROLLING NUCLEAR WEAPONS FACILITIES.
- Despite US concerns, low-tech is Russia's "Y2K" blessing in disguise -- MOSCOW, Jan 15 (AFP) - Moscow has ignored US and NATO offers to revamp its nuclear missile and early-warning defence systems ahead of the third millennium, suspicious of US motives and costing the overhaul at a fraction of US estimates.
- Y2K Nuke Accidents Called Unlikely By HARRY DUNPHY Associated Press 14 January 1999 -- Russia is behind many Western nations in confronting the Year 2000 computer glitch, but Soviet-era computers that control nuclear weapons and reactors are unlikely to cause any accidents, a Russian expert said Thursday.
- Briefing on Year 2000 Issues January 14, 1999 -- As it relates to Russia, I think everyone's primary concern revolves around early warning systems. We have had discussions and as you know, President Clinton and President Yeltsin in September agreed on a program to get shared early warning.
- Joint Statement on the Exchange of Information on Missile Launches and Early Warning USIA 02 September 1998 -- US, Russia strengthen strategic and regional stability (The following Fact Sheet on the Exchange of Information on Missile Launches and Early Warning was issued by the White House on September 2, 1998 in Moscow)
- BACKGROUND BRIEFING BY SENIOR ADMINISTRATION OFFICIALS WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary -- 02 September 1998 - President Yeltsin did at the very end of this meeting produce a piece of paper, a kind of a non-paper, that made the proposal for a joint U.S.-Russian center located on Russian territory to help implement the shared early warning initiative that is, of course, now been publicized.
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