Author Topic: The oldest computer in use by the federal government has been found  (Read 268 times)

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If you want to find the oldest computers in government, then you might as well just wait until government up and decides to find them all itself. So congratulations everybody, we found all of them! Well, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) did......

.....the Department of Treasury’s master tax record system is stuck in the mid–60’s. While they’ve upgraded the hardware to more modern IBM mainframes, those mainframes are still running vintage assembly. When considering systems investments, this makes the Treasury’s the oldest in the Federal government......



But that's not all.. more here: https://www.muckrock.com/news/archives/2016/sep/23/governments-oldest-computer-isnt-technically-compu/


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Re: The oldest computer in use by the federal government has been found
« Reply #1 on: September 26, 2016, 06:33:45 PM »
Considering the number of moving parts in the IRS, I would rather they stay on the old and proven until/unless a robust new system has been designed from the ground up, and has been tested over at least 5 years by running in parallel to the current system.  If you want to get a sense of what goes into the IRS systems, search for the ADP codes manual for the IRS.  It's hundreds and hundreds of pages of codes for just about everything under the Sun.


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