The regs on the SURE program were published, and FSA issued the notice announcing the start of signup as Jan. 4.
I give FSA management credit for having the handbook published on the same date. I don't give the Obama administration much credit for their start time--apparently there's not been any training provided and because everyone will be in use or lose status on annual leave, the start of signup will find people trying to play catchup. (Of course, FSA people are used to that.)
I see by the handbook the program is being implemented using stand-alone Excel worksheets. I hope the county people have climbed the learning curve on Excel, that this is not the first time such a process is used.