Arms Control Office Seeks to Keep Database Working

Posted September 17, 2013 at 10:00am

“The Pentagon office responsible for monitoring potential threats from weapons of mass destruction wants to extend a contract to keep track of critical WMD treaty information because they could lose that data if they switch to another contractor,” USA Today reports.

“A document from the Defense Threat Reduction Agency released Wednesday shows the agency needs to extend its deal with contracting giant SAIC for another year to prevent the potential loss of critical information in the agency’s treaty compliance database. That’s in part because the agency has destroyed the hard copies of that information since 2005, and the details exist only digitally.”