The federal government's computer systems are vast, complex -- and notoriously outdated. That's a big problem, particularly because keeping all that antique hardware running is becoming more and more expensive..and much less secure. According to the Government Accountability Office it's getting worse:
The federal government has long had a problem with paying money to the wrong people. That includes people who've died. And as this item notes, the Department of Housing and Urban Development has been paying the dead millions of dollars every year despite the existence of a program designed to prevent it:
The ongoing debate over what to do about the tide of immigrants flowing toward the nation's southern border raises questions about why so many people are leaving their homes in Central America to make the perilous journey north.