Originally Posted by dunerunner
I wonder about all those copiers leased by the Federal Government.....like DOD!! How much information has gone into the wrong hands because they have elected to get newer model copiers or gone with a competitive supplier.
It's a DOD policy to remove all Hard Drives before sending equipment to DRMO (where old DOD equipment is sent to be sold/scrapped/reused). I have personally removed hundreds of hard drives from computers and laptops, even if it's a pain to get to and you have to break the laptop to get it open, we remove the hard drive. However copiers are handled by non-IT people and I'm guessing the regulation applies to them but they don't have a clue there is a hard drive in them.
Once the hard drives are removed they are disposed of through acceptable DOD methods, we had an incinerator truck come by our office last time we did a large upgrade of computers and had lots of hard drives around.