US still uses floppy disks to control nuclear bombers & ballistic missiles

US still uses floppy disks to control nuclear bombers & ballistic missiles

Three-quarters of federal agencies’ IT budgets go on operation and maintenance rather than upgrades, and some legacy technologies, such as floppy disks used by the Pentagon for nuclear missiles, are over 50 years old.

The overview of how the US government continues to use archaic technologies in some vital areas was given in a report released on Wednesday by the Government Accountability Office (GAO).

U.S. Nuclear System still operate on 8 inch floppy disk today  Government Still Uses Floppy Disks FAIL: US STILL USES “FLOPPY DISKS” to CONTROL NUCLEAR BOMBERS & BALLISTIC MISSILES

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