Daily Outrage: U.S. Secret Service ’80s mainframe is down 40 percent of the time 

WHAT: The Secret Service’s databases are fully operational only 60 percent of the time because of dependency on a 30-year-old computer mainframe that cannot keep up with today’s operational needs and outmoded systems that cannot communicate with other security departments.

WHAT’S BEING DONE: A classified National Security Agency report estimated that the cost of updating the Secret Service computer network would be $187 million. The Department of Homeland Security, which oversees the Secret Service, has so far allocated $33 million and requested $69 million in the department’s most recent budget.

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