Alasakan Tech Erases Info on Oil Fund

So you heard about the “computer technician at the Alaska Department of Revenue deleted applicant information for an oil-funded sales account — one of state residents’ biggest perks.”(link) This is the very definition of a RGE (resume generating event). So some other folks found a few oddities in the reported story that I had also noticed. I’ve posted their remarks below.

From Wraith:
OK, there are several things here…
1. Reformatting the disk drive during a routine maintenance check?
2. Number two follows below…
One bargain computer technician – $7.25/hour
Formatting the disk drive containing the data of one of your biggest accounts $?
Reformatting the backup drive as well – $?
Your backup’s “Backup” tapes unreadable – $?
300 boxes that have to be hand scanned – PRICELESS

From Acidus:
$10 says these guys have a data backup policy.
$100 says that its sitting in a blinder on a dusty bookshelf in the forgotten corner of the data center.
$1000 bucks says the policy hasn’t been read by any of the IT guys since the day it was created by some policy guy in the CTO’s office.

Ain’t it the truth.

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