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DriveSavers recovers Air Force data

WASHINGTON, March 11 (UPI) -- DriveSavers announced it has recovered critical data for the U.S. Air Force preventing Shaw Air Force Base from falling out of federal compliance.

The Air Force contracted U.S. company DriveSavers after a computer network at Shaw Air Force Base in South Carolina crashed. Officials say the loss of 45 gigabits of data would have required additional training to comply with congressional mandates ensuring certain training records are kept in perpetuity.

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DriveSavers says it was able to recover the data and prevent increased costs to the training program while ensuring the data was properly secured.

"When sensitive data is being recovered, maintaining a high level of security isn't an option -- it's a requirement," Scott Gaidano, DriveSavers Data Recovery president, said in a statement.

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