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Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Outdated Technology Systems Place Out-Of-Proportion Burden On U.S. Government Budgets

The Government Is Spending about Three-Fourths of Its Technology Budget Maintaining Aging Computer Systems, Including Platforms More Than 50 Years Old in Vital Areas from Nuclear Weapons to Social Security

Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar | May 25, 2016

The government is spending about three-fourths of its technology budget maintaining aging computer systems, including platforms more than 50 years old in vital areas from nuclear weapons to Social Security. One still uses floppy disks.
In a report to be released Wednesday, nonpartisan congressional investigators say the increasing cost of maintaining museum-ready equipment devours money better spent on modernization.
Despite a White House push to replace aging workhorse systems, the budget for modernization has fallen, and will be $7 billion less in 2017 than in 2010, said the Government Accountability Office.

Key U.S. Government computer technology item. Note that these are the 8" floppies, not the 'more-modern' 5¼" floppies. When is the last time you used a floppy? Source:
"NASA Had To Buy Spare Parts From eBay." Original new story available at:,6584419&hl=en

<more at; related articles and links: (6 Important Things That Are Done With Insanely Outdated Tech. January 7, 2016) and (Gov't Report: Feds Spend Billions to Run Ancient Technology. May 25, 2016)>

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