Government agencies keep sacrificing cash to zombie IT systems, GAO finds

May 26, 2016 11:37 AM

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50-year-old Cobol code, 8-inch floppies, and PowerBuilder live on in government IT.

Some of the most critical business systems run by US government agencies are older than many of the IT people who support them, written in mainframe assembler code or COBOL. That might not shock or surprise anyone who works in mainframe-centric industries like insurance and finance, where the time-t...

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