US Department of Defense was accused of using floppies for missile guidance

The US Department of Defense uses an 8-inch floppy disk to store data in nuclear missile control system. It is stated in the report of the American Chamber of Accounts.

According to the military, transition to the new media hamper widely installed at nuclear installations IBM Series 1 computers that do not support other data store. At the same time we intend to make changes to the entire missile control system in the Ministry[t:tag slug=ministerstvo]Ministry of Defense by the end of 2017. In particular, it is planned to use new methods of recording and processing of data, as well as install new portable and desktop terminals.

Problems with outdated software and discovered a number of other departments. Thus, the Department of Veterans Affairs, the Ministry of Justice, and Social Security Administration used the system, written in developed back in 1959 COBOL language. Because of this, they have to hire programmers have gone on pension.

In March 2016 attracted the attention of netizens strange requirements of Presidium of Russian Academy of Sciences. Claims to grants to young scientists had to provide descriptions of their scientific work on the 3.5-inch floppy disks.

The RAS itself noted that the claim was taken from the adopted in 2002 on the provisions of medals and prizes for young scientists. It as possible carriers were given a floppy disk, CD-drives, flash drives and memory cards.

26 May 2016

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