U.S. Air Force computer crash wipes out a decade of data

By Shawn Price  |  June 15, 2016 at 1:42 AM
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WASHINGTON, June 15 (UPI) -- The Air Force has lost thousands of inspector general's records after a database crash.

The database, run by Lockheed Martin, was corrupted about a month ago. The company spent two weeks trying to recover information before informing the service of the loss on June 6.

The Automated Case Tracking System, holds the entire inspector general records for complaints, investigations, appeals and Freedom of Information Act requests dating back to 2004.

"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," he said. "At this time we don't have any evidence of malicious intent."

Air Force officials have partnered with Pentagon cybersecurity professionals at the Pentagon in order to possibly save some information.

"We are aware of the data corruption issue in the Air Force's Automated Case Tracking System (ACTS) and are working with the Air Force to identify the cause, and restore the lost data," a Lockheed Martin spokesperson told CNET.

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