NASA Sold Computers Containing Sensitive Data

    Date10 Dec 2010
    CategoryGovernment
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    Posted ByAlex
    NASA released 10 PCs to the public without completely scrubbing information from their hard drives, calling into question how the agency disposes of equipment that's no longer in use, according to a report by a government watchdog agency. In a report (PDF) looking at how NASA disposes of old equipment, the Office of Inspector General (OIG) found "significant weaknesses in the sanitization and disposal processes for IT equipment" at four centers -- the Kennedy and Johnson Space Centers and Ames and Langley Research Centers.
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