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GAO Considers Request to Reopen Mag Tape Investigation

4:35 PM

By Tim Wilson
Site Editor, Dark Reading

The Government Accountability Office still has not responded to warnings that "erased" magnetic tapes currently being resold by federal government agencies may contain recoverable data.

In a Jan. 22 letter to the GAO, congresswoman Betty McCollum (D-Minn.) requested that the GAO reconsider its sanctioning of the resale of used magnetic tapes by government agencies.

More than three weeks after the letter was sent, McCollum still has not received an answer, a spokesman said earlier today.

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