America can feel safer knowing its nuclear weapons are controlled, in part, by floppy disks.
You heard that right. The Government Accountability Office revealed Wednesday the federal government spent about $61 billion in 2015 on maintaining old computer technology.
That added up to 75 percent of the federal government's budget for information technology that year.
And if you think that's a lot, the GAO notes the president's budget request for 2017 plans to spend $2 billion more than that on maintaining obsolete tech.
While the Department of Defense uses floppy disks, the Department of Treasury uses assembly language code –– a type of computer coding that was used in the 1950s.
ABC reports one flash drive can store the same amount of information as 3 million floppy disks, yet it costs $7.5 million less.
Nine government agencies have agreed with the GAO's recommendations on addressing outdated tech investments. Two agencies partially agreed, and another two gave the GAO no comment.