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Audit Finds Security Dept. Is Lacking Disaster Backups

In a nationwide advertising blitz, the Homeland Security Department has urged businesses and families to “Get Ready Now” for potential terror attacks or other disasters. But an internal audit released on Wednesday concluded that the department had fundamentally failed to follow its own advice. Computer systems at 19 department sites that served agencies like the Transportation Security Administration, Customs and Border Protection and the Coast Guard had no functioning backups or relied on obviously deficient or incomplete backups, the report by the inspector general of the department said. Even the Federal Emergency Management Agency, which is in charge of disaster recovery, was unprepared, the report said.Full Story

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