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3 Tips for Feds Looking to Ditch Old Datasets

Posted on February 16, 2017 in Articles | by

The digital universe is expanding at a staggering rate as government agencies, businesses and citizens generate troves of data each day. The McKinsey Global Institute estimated in December that the United States possesses more than two zettabytes of information — equivalent to 2 trillion gigabytes.

Such growth creates opportunities for innovation but poses challenges to federal agencies seeking to comply with data retention requirements. What’s more staggering? That number likely will double every three years.

IT officials should pay attention to their organization’s electronic activities and ensure they stay within the bounds of federal records laws and regulations.

Published February 16, 2017 on

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Mike Chapple, CISSP, Ph.D.

Mike is an IT leader, information security professional, author, speaker and trainer with over fifteen years of experience in the field.

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