US Offender Monitoring System Goes Offline Because Someone Didn't Realize They Ran Out Of Storage

from the are-you-serious? dept

Apparently the system that tracks sex offenders and paroled prisoners and other convicts via electronic tags was totally unreachable for about 12 hours last week, because no one at the company who ran the system, BI, apparently noticed that they had run out of space on their servers. "In retrospect, we should have been able to catch this," claimed a spokesperson for the company. You think? While the data as to their whereabouts was still collected, and the people being tracked were unaware of the lack of monitoring while it was happening, it still makes you wonder why so many governments trust such a system to a company that can't even monitor when they're running out of data storage space.
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    Mark Schober, 15 Apr 2012 @ 3:55pm

    Very Poor and Inacurate Article

    This article makes it sound like there is "one system" that monitors offenders. There are hundreds of companies and dozens and dozens of systems that do the monitoring. What system is the article talking about? Extremely poorly written and inaccurate article. Offender monitoring is like everything else. You need to pick a competent company with an effective product/service. Unfortunately, there are quite a few fly-by-night companies providing these services. Unlike the one in your article, Security Central Exchange http://www.securitycentralexchange.com
    Provides professional offender monitoring services. We can assure you that this would not happen with Security Central Exchange. Visit http://www.securitycentralexchange.com for more information on offender monitoring and other monitoring services.

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