For the second time in 2008, Data Killers has successfully completed a large data destruction project for the Social Security Administration. Last week, Data Killers shredded 68,000 pounds of media for the SSA, ensuring that the information contained therein will never be recovered. Data Killers, a division of Turtle Wings, an electronics recycling company, holds the federal government contract for shredding hard drives and back-up tapes.
“Data destruction has become an increasingly important component of every company’s and agency’s document retention policy over the last year. With the FACTA and FISMA deadlines rapidly approaching, we have seen a huge up-surge in requests for data destruction. Since we have held the GSA contract for shredding media for over a year, our Certificates of Destruction have become nationally recognized,” said Elizabeth Wilmot, President of Data Killers. “We are one of the few companies that truly understands the laws, rules and regulations governing media destruction from sensitive corporate information to classified government information.”
“We are developing close relationships with a lot of government agencies who use us due to the high level of security and service we provide. We have the NSA-approved equipment for all types of media destruction including classified materials. Our premises comply with most SCIF regulations and we have the ability to completely lock down our facility and record the entire process through our CCTV system for further verification. No one else comes close to this service offering,” said Bryan Hacker, Sales Manager of Data Killers. “Since our Certificates of Destruction are nationally recognized, we are asked to shred an amazing array of products including transmitters, badges, x-rays, cell phones, recalled products and of course tapes, CD’s, and hard drives.”
“In keeping with our landfill-free philosophy, all the residual material from our shredding projects is recycled in full compliance with all local, state and federal regulations. Other shredding companies send their shredded tapes to landfills but we adhere to a strict code of ethics in all aspects of our business,” said Patrick Purtell, VP of Operations for Data Killers. “Since we are a woman-owned, hub-zoned business, we offer companies and agencies a chance to fulfill their supplier-diversity mandates while being green and compliant!”
Data Killers is a division of Turtle Wings, Inc. a woman-owned company based in Maryland with Hub-zone certification and GSA credentials.
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