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WATCH: Tech experts testify how the pandemic exposed outdated federal IT systems

The House Subcommittee on Government Operations held a hearing on Monday, July 20, to discuss information technology challenges facing federal agencies.

Watch the hearing in the video player above.

Lawmakers heard from four technology experts examining the need for the government to modernize legacy IT systems.

The number of confirmed infections worldwide has passed 14.3 million, with 3.7 million in the United States and more than 2 million in Brazil. Experts believe the pandemic’s true toll around the world is much higher because of testing shortages and data collection issues.

In the U.S., infections have been soaring in California, Florida, Texas and Arizona.

State governments have been forced to borrow billions of dollars and slash costs by furloughing workers, delaying construction projects, cutting aid to schools and even closing highway rest areas. For many states, as well as local governments, the main hope for avoiding even deeper cuts is to get help from Congress.

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