Many Government agencies (including the Bureau of Prisons) rely on daily, tape backups for disaster recovery and daily operations. Given the availability today of cost effective, online backups and NAS storage this is wasteful, and outdated. Online storage is much more cost effecient and useful for daily operations and with redundancy across areas it is much more reliable. Tape systems are extremely expensive, and considering the amount of backups which are maintained due to legal discovery, etc. it places an enormous burden on facilities.
Idea No. 9823