Computer Crash Wipes Out Years of Air Force Investigation Records
Marcus Weisgerber reports:
The U.S. Air Force has lost records concerning 100,000 investigations into everything from workplace disputes to fraud.
A database that hosts files from the Air Force’s inspector general and legislative liaison divisions became corrupted last month, destroying data created between 2004 and now, service officials said. Neither the Air Force nor Lockheed Martin, the defense firm that runs the database, could say why it became corrupted or whether they’ll be able to recover the information.
Read more on DefenseOne.
So you’re probably wondering, as I was, “Wait. Isn’t there a backup somewhere?” The answer seems to be that there is no one complete backup. Why, I have no damned idea, but they report:
It’s possible that some data is backed up at local bases where investigations originated.
Update: Data recovered.