Securis gets Federal Contract for Data Destruction Services
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March 11, 2009, (Chantilly, VA)—Today Securis, a nationally-recognized data destruction and computer recycling firm for government and businesses, announced its award of contract by the General Services Administration (GSA), the procurement arm of the United States Federal government. The contract was granted under a multiple award schedule 36 to cover offsite and onsite hard drive shredding, tape, disk and cell phone shredding, and degaussing services for the Federal Government. Under schedule 36 SIN 51 507, $5.7 million dollars were spent in budget year 2008.
Securis’s data destruction services have become the best solution for sensitive information because the chain of custody is eliminated and detailed documentation is provided. Using a 4000lb dual-shaft shredder, Securis has the capacity of shredding 1000lbs of metal or 500 standard hard drives per hour. The shredder was retrofitted into a 26-foot box truck with its own power supply making it fast, quiet and unobtrusive to the environment where the work is being done. The destruction process can also include degaussing services to ensure a customer’s complete compliancy with all government regulations for destroying classified and top secret data according to NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology), NSA (National Security Agency) and DoD (Department of Defense) standards.
Along with a state of the art destruction process, Securis has developed a proprietary method for recording all auditable information from the data storage devices before they are destroyed. Data security may require agencies and businesses to retain verifiable proof that these services were performed. Each storage device has serial number information and certain specifications. PC Recycler has the ability to capture each unit’s information using portable data collectors. This information is used to generate a detailed inventory and documentation that an agency can use in a future audit situation.
Every year, the Federal government spends billions of dollars on information technology infrastructure and even more is spent trying to protect that infrastructure. As IT assets are refreshed, very little time, resources or money is used to properly deal with and dispose of the old ones. Some agencies may resort to just storing the old devices because of the lack of service providers.
Jeremy Farber, President of Securis, Inc., remarks, “This is yet another major milestone for our company as it solidifies our position as a leading data destruction service provider in the government marketplace. We continue to be on the cutting edge of destruction technology. Our customers have asked us to become experts in data destruction and now we can provide them with the absolute best solutions. This contract from the federal government exemplifies the knowledge and technology that frame our capabilities.”
Based in Chantilly, Va., Securis has provided computer recycling and data destruction services to corporations, government agencies and private institutions for eight years. We maintain a 100% zero export policy and our data destruction services meet the standards of NIST, NSA, DOD, and other applicable laws. securis.com
Media Contact: Jeremy Farber, 703-436-1967 [email protected]