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FCW : June 30, 2016
1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 BackStory Legacy tech in perspective A Government Accountability Office report released in May detailed just how much the federal government still relies on legacy IT. But how old is old, really? Here are reference points for some of the more notable systems. Individual and Business Master Files The IRS’ authoritative sources for tax data are programmed in assembly language code that dates from the 1950s. Benefits Delivery Network The Department of Veterans Affairs’ 51-year-old system for tracking claims runs on Cobol mainframe applications. Sentry The Federal Bureau of Prisons’ main IT system is rooted in Cobol but was updated to Java in 2012. National Weather Service Telecommunication Gateway The Commerce Department’s hub for weather data was partially upgraded in 2007 but still lacks full backup capability for 26 percent of its functions. Diversity Visa Information System This State Department system for tracking and validating some 55,000 visa applications annually is no longer supported by the vendor. Resource Ordering and Status System The U.S. Forest Service’s system for mobilizing and deploying resources to fight wildfires supports more than 600 federal, local and state agencies but “is on the verge of technical obsolescence.” Federal budget standoff and government shutdown Strategic Automated Command and Control System The Defense Department uses 8-inch floppy disks and an IBM Series/1 computer to coordinate U.S . nuclear forces. President Barack Obama born The Beatles play on “The Ed Sullivan Show” Woodstock Atari 2600 released TCP/IP introduced as the standard networking protocol on ARPAnet Apple Macintosh debuts Fall of the Berlin Wall AOL launches Sept. 11 terrorist attacks NASA’s Pathfinder lands on Mars Photo credits top to bottom: barack-obama- photos.com, wikipedia.org, iconicphotos.files. wordpress.com, gamester81.com, wikimedia. org, mac-history.net, wikipedia.org, mikerich- ardson.name, nasa.gov, wikimedia.org 0630fcw_034.indd 34 6/8/16 1:42 PM
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