via Scott Rosenburg:
Pentagon’s Accounting Mess – Portfolio.com: Yet Another Federal Software Quagmire (cf. the IRS, the FBI, the FAA, etc.). An account of the Pentagon’s failure to upgrade its ancient mainframe-era accounting system; the tale unfolds in a building in Indianapolis the size of 28 football fields, and explains why the U.S. military cannot be audited. The Pentagon literally cannot tell you how much it has spent or what it has purchased. If you ran your family this way, they’d disown you.
Err, this is the 21st Century and this should not be too difficult to accomplish.
And they’re still using COBOL?? What can I say?
<humour> Solution? Call Microsoft </humour>