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- GAO: MAJORITY OF GOVERNMENT IT FUNDING GOES TO LONG-OUTDATED SYSTEMS - May 26, 2016
Government wastes billions of dollars on old computers, report says
By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Associated Press
The government is squandering its technology budget maintaining museum-ready computer systems in critical areas from nuclear weapons to Social Security. They’re still using floppy disks at the Pentagon.
In a report released Wednesday, nonpartisan congressional investigators found that about three-fourths of the $80 billion budget goes to keep aging technology running, and the increasing cost is shortchanging modernization.
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