Federal computer systems at risk of ‘critical failure,’ memo to Trudeau warns

Article Link: https://globalnews.ca/news/6493713/canada-federal-computer-systems-trudeau/

Discussion posted by: Arye ben-Shaoul

Newly released briefing notes for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau describe the dire state of federal computer systems, which deliver billions in benefits and are on the precipice of collapse. Officials briefing Trudeau after his party’s re-election noted “mission-critical” systems and applications are “rusting out and at risk of failure,” requiring immediate attention from his government. Some systems are pushing 60 years old and built on “outdated technology” that can no longer be maintained.