Those floppy disks have now been retired. Despite the contention by the Air Force at the time of the 60 Minutes report that the archaic hardware offered a cybersecurity advantage, the service has completed an upgrade to what is now known as the Strategic Automated Command and Control System (SACCS), as Defense News reports. SAACS is an upgrade that swaps the floppy disk system for what Lt. Col. Jason Rossi, commander of the Air Force’s 595th Strategic Communications Squadron, described as a “highly secure solid state digital storage solution.” The floppy drives were fully retired in June… More here. Thanks to Bob.
I should be surprised by this, but I suspect that there are many instances of what is perceived to be ancient technology still in use today. I had to use Netscape Navigator until a couple of years ago to access a specific system at work, it wasn’t pleasant.
Categories: Tech News