Data Killers specializes in classified media destruction nationwide. Our services are available both on-site and off-site.
The protocols for classified tape destruction, hard drive destruction and media destruction are clearly sat forth by the NSA. Our company is fully versed in the procedures and equipment needed to accomplish this correctly. For example, magnetic tape destruction regulations are different from CD destruction requirements. Destruction for tapes includes degaussing and tape shredding while CD’s need to be disintegrated. Our equipment is NSA approved and our processes have been NSA confirmed.
On-site destruction of classified materials means that the media is fully destroyed per NSA specifications before leaving your SCIF. Having your media destroyed in this manner insures compliance with DSS inspections and requirements. Our NSA confirmed processes and equipment will suffice for all compliance purposes as will our Certificates of Destruction. Having your media destroyed by a nationally recognized data destruction expert is an important component of your compliance program.
We also offer witnessed media incineration, which is approved for classified destruction. Our bonded, screened employees (who are all American citizens) provide full witness and certification services in conjunction with cleared personnel. We are certified by the Defense Logistics Information Service to store and transport military critical technical information. Our services are utilized by most three letter agencies and defense contractors.
In March 2012, the GSA announced that only certified e-waste recyclers (R2 and eStewards) may handle end-of-life electronics from federal agencies including electronics which were bought with federal funds by government contractors. This means that hard drive shredding needs to be done by a certified recycler to be in compliance with the GSA, Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR), Federal Management Regulation and Executive Order 13514. Hard drives have circuit boards which are a designated “focus material” which is the main reason for these new restrictions.