The US Government Accountability Office says the Defense Department's 1970s computer and floppy disks handle functions related to ballistic missiles, nuclear bombers and tanker support aircraft. Photo: Lezh/Getty Images

US military uses 8" floppy disks to coordinate nuclear operations

Report says many Federal IT systems use outdated and unsupported software and hardware that are 'at least 50 years old' in some cases

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The US Government Accountability Office says the Defense Department's 1970s computer and floppy disks handle functions related to ballistic missiles, nuclear bombers and tanker support aircraft. Photo: Lezh/Getty Images
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