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States hope feds will help replace aging IT infrastructures

State chief information officers are hoping that Barack Obama won't forget about their aging IT infrastructures as he prepares to spend billions of taxpayer dollars on road, bridge and other critical instrastructure projects as part his economic stimulus package, according to a Computerworld article.

In an online survey of state CIOs conducted last summer, nearly two-thirds of the 29 respondents said that between 40 percent and  percent of their IT setups consisted of legacy systems, Computerworld reported. And many reported that they were still running code written 20 or more years ago. As these legacy systems reach the end of their useful lives, state CIOs are holding out hope that their aging IT infrastructures might also qualify for a federal makeover.

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