Saturday, June 11, 2016

"Air Force has lost 100,000 inspector general records"

"We estimate we've lost information for 100,000 cases dating back to 2004," Air Force spokeswoman Ann Stefanek told The Hill in an email.

"The database crashed and there is no data," Stefanek said. "At this time we don't have any evidence of malicious intent."

The database, called the Automated Case Tracking System (ACTS), holds all records related to IG complaints, investigations, appeals and Freedom of Information Act requests.

"The exception is senior official data which is maintained in a separate database," the Air Force said in a statement. "We also use ACTS to track congressional/constituent inquiries." 

The Air Force said it was notified on June 6 by a contractor that administers the database of records that the data within was "corrupted," according to a statement. 


Methadras said...

And the backup's are where? Beuller? Beuller?

ndspinelli said...

There is SO MUCH scandal that has been buried. Some will come out after Obama is gone, but much will remain buried so the worst president in my lifetime[he passed Carter in his 2nd term] can be glorified in history books. A Republican would have been impeached, hands down.

rcocean said...

Every database is supposed to have something called "Backup".

Its a crazy new concept that's been around for about 40 years.

rcocean said...

Its understandable back in ye olden days, when everything was on paper, that records would be lost, stolen, destroyed.

Now that everything is electronic, there is zero excuse. I was just in the store and saw a flash-drive with 32 GBs for $10.

You could probably hold 10,000 personnel records on it.