Written by Tod Tompkins
The federal government is facing the most acute budget challenges in a generation, and it doesn’t help that much of its technology sits on platforms last updated a generation ago. COBOL is a programming language that runs many business and government systems. Rewriting COBOL into other, more modern languages is time consuming and expensive. We should keep our mission-critical assets up and running by migrating mainframe COBOL business applications; allowing agencies to re-host their systems to run on the modern platforms and write in modern programming languages, while saving millions in the process.