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The IRS and its computers: a 20 year upgrade, and still counting

The IRS and its computers: a 20 year upgrade, and still counting
The IRS and its computers: a 20 year upgrade, and still counting



I edited a story earlier today that's worth sharing as the U.S. income 
tax deadline nears. It describes how the IRS has been trying to upgrade 
its computers for 20 years, has spent $5 billion, and still pays people 
to keystroke paper tax returns by hand:
http://news.com.com/2100-1028_3-6175657.html 

This is part of our irregular series on the Feds' ailing computers. 
Here's one on the FBI's systems:
http://news.com.com/2100-1028_3-6094070.html 

And one about Homeland Security (love the photos of index card files):
http://news.com.com/2100-7348_3-5995856.html 

-Declan
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